People often ask me what my favourite wedding was, what’s my favourite venue? To be honest – they’re all great, I mean, who else gets to go to a castle, or a country house, or beautiful gardens every weekend – and get paid for it? I love my job!
(OK, there is quite a lot of time spent on the computer or on the phone between weddings but we’ll ignore that!)
Today I present, Debbie & Pat’s wedding, Pat’s grandfather was a Beefeater – giving our newly-weds the opportunity others couldn’t even dream of; the exclusivity of the Tower of London. I was asked by the lovely Barbara Mills if I could second with her for this day – I nearly bit her leg off!
The Bride & Groom got ready in separate rooms at the Guoman Tower Hotel (walking distance between both ceremony and reception venues – handy indeed as we left the car there and just walked the 5/10 mins distance between venues) Pat’s baby also made a special appearance – his Legend Lime Mustang.
The service was held by The Reverend Roger Hall at The Chapel Royal of St. Peter Ad Vincula – The Tower of London. After the service, our Bride & Groom left the church to greet their guests outside the chapel, next to the Tower itself. Not much time left at this stage, so after a few group shots (Barbara got those) we did a couple of quick portraits then left before we got in too much trouble with the Beefeaters!
The above shot of Pat with his Mustang is now what I affectionately call a ‘drive-by-shooting’!
We were not allowed to stop the car as the Beefeaters were trying to get the everyone out, I suggested Pat stand in position, knowing the only way the Mustang could get out was behind Pat but in front of the Tower. Best-man Gary drove by nice and smoothly so I could get my shot. Nice one boys!After a quick stroll past the Thames the reception and party was held at The Dickens Inn, St Katharine Docks. Barbara & I took a trip up to London a few weeks before hand – the food at The Dickens was very good!
Can’t get enough of that big bridge thing!