There’s a theme developing here. After saying I don’t shoot in Hampshire that much, it’s three weekends on the bounce in, yes, Hampshire. Back at my old favourite of Bury Court Barn (which for some reason I always think of as Surrey as it’s pretty much smack on the Hampshire/Surrey border). So I’ll just shut up about Hampshire now.
Instead let’s talk about the sheer bloody brilliance of Heather and Pat’s wedding on what was comfortably the hottest day yet of 2016. I think we reached 26c which is pretty damn impressive for early May. A hot day matched only by the people I was lucky enough to spend the day with.
Some early thanks to Phern and her team at the always-stellar Jacaranda for once again being so great to work alongside. To Suzanne, Tessa and Ellie at Bury Court for again treating me like an old friend and just doing things like they should be. A wedding factory this most certainly is not. Instead it’s a venue that manages to treat every couple as a unique event and make every second feel as special as it should be. You can’t say the same for everywhere, that’s for sure.
Unique is important. I might see a lot of weddings (and it’ll be 46 of them this year), but for each couple they’re a genuine one-off. So whilst a venue, colleagues and location might be familiar, they’re all very special and very important. I shoot them all with that in mind.
Today was no different. Heather and Pat showed me that.
On a day that started warm and grew warmer, I arrived to laughs, to absolute relaxation and to a gathering friends and family from across the globe. I’ve said it before, but to be trusted to document these days is a gift. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Here I met a couple who just had a blast all day long. No drama. Just a determination to make their day everything it could be. I loved every minute with a tremendous group of people, and a truly special couple.
For ever we did not exist
We woke and for a second kissed
Heather. Pat. Thank you for having me there with you. You knocked it out of the park.