A warning. This is a big one. No apologies for that – it needs to be to do this utterly incredible wedding justice. Aynhoe Park. Becky and Nick. One hell of a day.
So let me start at the beginning and let my mind reach back as I try to cover it all…..a wedding that saw me walk 7 miles.
Becky and Nick found me through the wonderful Louise Perry and I need to get a massive thank you out there to both Louise and Natalie for the work they put in for this day, and for all their help. Just the best. Thank you.
I originally met up with Becky and Nick in London last year and I immediately warmed to them both. They had a party planned, and these are always the best weddings. How right they were…..
So, a foggy morning in September found me at Aynhoe Park, alongside ace videographer David from Rideout Films, and Becky with her girls Sara, Becky’s sister, and Yaalini – a massive thank you here to them. Had a blast. A huge thank you to Sara’s husband Ed. I’m thinking about taking Ed to all my weddings. Thank you man. For everything. Marta on hair duties before a swift change into her wedding outfit and her place alongside Joe, Nick’s brother and fellow Nikon shooter.
Over to Nick and his chaps across the courtyard and some damn sharp suits. A gorgeous watch for Nick from Becky, returned with interest with a Cartier bracelet on her wrist and stunning flowers from Lisa at Blooms & Bows in her hand. And the dress, oh the dress. A masterpiece from Jesus Peiro. The perfect dress for Becky. Just stunning.
A deeply moving ceremony. Becky’s father, Paris, passing his daughter to the man she’ll spend her life with. I need to thank Paris here as well. Not only did he throw the most amazing day for his daughter, but he’s also a lovely man and a genuine pleasure to work with. Thank you. An exit to confetti, and an afternoon in the Oxfordshire countryside, with the sun shining hard. A lazy meal, a sunset, a trio of superb speeches. A first dance to end all first dances. Endless food and drink. Endless smiles. Endless laughter.
A word or two about Aynhoe Park. A deeply, deeply impressive venue. The most jaw-dropping interior. An actual butler. I felt like Batman. Roger, thank you. You’re brilliant and a credit to Aynhoe.
And a word or two about why we were there.
Becky and Nick.
The most genuine people you could want to meet. Becky screams elegance and class. Graceful, funny and with eyes that just light up when they fall on Nick. A man who matches that class on every level. Effortless cool. A couple who’ve found each other in the world, and who couldn’t be more right. To see them marry on a day like this was the greatest privilege.
Thank you both, and thank you all. Becky, Nick – this is your day…..