There are moments when you are working as a photographer that you realise your clients are the perfect fit. With Rebecca & George this moment happened during their wedding reception. Their playlist could have been one of ours. Almost every song we either had on our iPhone's or had lurking on Vinyl or CD at home. We should have known as soon as we saw George's cherry red DM's that this couple had great taste.
The day started at Rebecca's parents house. As we arrived an preparation was in full swing, we went into the living room and met Rebecca's dad, feet up, relaxed and watching the olympics. He fed us with stories and jokes while we began to set up. When you are laughing with people before you get the camera out of the bag, you know it is going to be a good day.
The wedding took place at the small church at Gunby Hall. The exact same church where Rebecca's parents were married years before. They also had portraits under the trees on their wedding day, which we recreated for them during the day. The ceremony included a reading of "Oh The Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss which is one of our sons favourite books. It all just felt like we were meant to capture this wedding day.
The couple had arranged for photos to be taken inside Gunby Hall, so as the guests went off the explore the beautiful grounds of the hall, we took the wedding party inside to get some beautiful portraits. Whilst shooting on the grand staircase George expressed his desire for a photo that made him look like he was in a Wes Anderson movie (Carl's favourite director). A request we dutifully obliged. Soon it was time to move on and everyone began their journey to the the reception at Batemans Brewery, Wainfleet.
As the sun shone and local beer was drank, the reception soon moved from Pimms, to heartfelt speeches and finally into a party venue. A band fired up, everybody got their groove on and we slipped off leaving the couple and their guests to enjoy the rest of their party.
When a day involves cherry red Dr Martens, Dr Seuss, Wes Anderson movies, local beer & obscure music selections, it is a great one. When you are asked to tell a couples wedding story involving these things, it is a match made in heaven.