Tam and Jaspar held their reception at her parents’ magnificent house in Suffolk. I was bowled over by the marquee, and amazed to hear that the day after the wedding, they were to be hosting a party for 80 to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Quite a weekend!
I was lucky enough to have Ben Clowes as my wingman for the second week in a row, and all was good. So, the marquee was breathtaking, and the weather was umbrella-taking. In fact the weather had no idea what it was doing. One minute it was inside out brollies, the next minute I was reaching for my factor 30. Every time I got a family group to pop outside into the sun for a group shot, the heavens opened. Hey ho.
With so much scope and space for incredible bride and groom shots, we were amused to find ourselves huddled in a barn doorway to escape a sudden flashflood. Tam and Jaspar completely saw the funny side, and I explained that the light was in fact excellent in said doorway, so we carried on with it regardless. And it was. And by the way, they were huddled, not we, and I got wet, and they didn’t. As it should be.
The lawn was bedecked with teeny tealights, more than you could ever find in one branch of Ikea, and by night as I left, it looked magical.
Tam’s sister said “Dear Guy
I just wanted to say that you are an absolute STAR. My friend recommended you and you were just so brilliant. I have sent your link to a whole load of friends. Just thanks so much for capturing these personalities and most of all for documenting the most special day of all our lives with such sensitivity, taste and humour. You have captured the moments and we are really proud to be on your blog. THANK YOU, really so much.
Abigail (Tam’s sister)”