Three weddings in three days then. And the third was IMMENSE.
Step forward Libby and Alex, and a day to savour. High fives all round for everyone involved. What a blast. What a wedding. What a couple.
Weddings at home/at parents’ houses. I love them. They’re always easy-going. No venues barking orders out and trying to ‘manage’ the day. No randoms wandering in. Today we were at Libby’s folks’ place, and they could not have been warmer or friendlier. A massive thank you to them right off the bat for being so utterly lovely and down to earth.
Libby and I met when I shot Jo and Simon’s wedding back in 2013 and Libby was a bridesmaid. That was a cracking day as well, and Simon and I have since followed each other’s cycling exploits and a large variety of bike purchases (N+1 and all that). It was pretty obvious then that Libby was a lot of fun, and when she got in touch to see if I was around to shoot hers it was a massive yes from me. I don’t usually shoot triples, but for Libby and Alex it had to be done.
So a day that promised much, delivered even more. Right from the start with a room full of bridesmaids and one bridesman, Harry, who were all, as the youth say, on point. Funny, welcoming and entirely free of drama. Jo, naturally, was amongst them, and it was so good to see her and, later, Simon again. Simon and I may have yapped about bikes a bit. I can’t be sure.
To the church and an equally great set of groomsmen, one of whom dragged me into the photo-booth later for some ‘never-to-be-seen’ photos. Wigs and inflatable toys were involved. I think I might have been a Viking as well. Libby arrived. Harry went back for the flowers. The vicar looked stern. No-one really cared. That’s the way it should be. These days are about the couples. In this case the utterly brilliant Libby and Alex.
Back to the house and all the food and drinks. Some cloud, some sun, much laughter and many hugs. A smashing set of speeches. And after these Libby and Alex absolutely nailing the couple session. Libby killing it in Alice Temperley. She is ridiculously photogenic and more so because she never seems to take herself seriously. Alex started off quieter but really came alive during the speeches. This is one funny man. I can see what they see in each other. Yin to yang. Magnetic south and north. They just fit.
Thank you both. It was one hell of a day and I am so, so glad I was there to see it all.
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