WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AT FOWEY HALL
I was fresh off the plane from shooting Hayley and Jake’s wedding in Australia followed swiftly by a month in Thailand. When we left Bangkok it was a lovely, sweaty 37 degrees, with glorious humidity and sunshine. I love the warm and I love the sun, but returning home, it was baltic and a massive shock to the system when walking out of the terminal and into the freezer.
Anyway, five days after arriving home came Natalie and Joe’s big event; their wedding at Fowey Hall Hotel. Any sane person would probably think that, after such a long hard winter lasting well into the spring, it would’ve been rubbish, cold and miserable (cue more moaning), however, it came as a pleasant surprise that it was the polar opposite! We all bathed in glorious warm sunshine under an impossibly blue sky with the best part (other than the fact Nat and Joe lucked out and got hitched) being me not having to wear a jacket. I simply paraded around with just my shirt on with sleeves rolled up - and working up a quite a sweat. Also, having ton of exposure to the sun and sporting a sexy golden tan, I figured that I wouldn’t need sunscreen. I felt immune to sunburn - especially on my forehead (which, lets face it, is like a Mack truck), but, after a full day of shooting in the sun, I came away burnt, which then peeled and subsequently left me with no tan at all.
Anyway, I’m rambling. Where was I?
Their wedding! Simply put, it was beautiful; stunning views over Fowey, lots of champagne, hugging, kissing, delicious food and a rocking dance floor. Incidentally, when I first heard from the guys, they were living and working in Denmark and naturally invited their raucous Danish friends - hence the curious tradition of the ‘cutting of the sock’ depicted toward the end of the gallery.
(Danish for cheers).