Phil & George, one of the loveliest couples you will ever meet!
When I first met them at a wedding fayre in Portsmouth I KNEW I wanted to capture their wedding! Luckily for me, they wanted me to capture it too.
Their wonderful say started at Richmondhill Hotel the drive up to this place was just beautiful. Both of them were getting ready here, Phil with his bridesmaids and George with his Best Man Tommy.
When we had met up to discuss their wedding day Philip, as I understood was not to get all Ted Baker for his outfit, mainly for budget reason but when I got to his hotel room, he confessed with a huge smile that he couldn’t resist and almost every item was from Ted Baker, down to his shoes and colourful socks. Just fabulous!!
George also looked dashing and rather fabulous in his suit and matching Ted Baker shoes and equally colourful socks.
The ceremony was held at the wonderfully glorious Pembroke Lodge I highly recommend coming here just for a day with the family! There are wild deer and a “to die for coffee cake” sold in the cafe at the Lodge which is also open to the public. Although, don’t let that put you off having a wedding here as they cordon off parts of the building and garden’s for your wedding party.
Each groom made their entrance into the room, George first, arm in arm with his mum Jayne whilst his Dad watched from the front. Followed by Phil and his mum Jeanette, whilst his Dad also watched from the front row. The ceremony was taken by very worldly gentleman of a registrar. A very distinguished fellow with an air of confidence about him.
The sun was shining and there were nothing but smiles and maybe the odd sniffle…. but happy ones that’s for sure x
George’s mum read some words that even made me tear up! Enough of that!
After the ceremony, guests were ushered outside for drinks and refreshments whilst they turned the ceremony around for food and one of my favourite parts…. the speeches!!
The Love was palpable when George gave his speech but I really welled up when his mum gave her speech. She said how proud both her and her Husband Dave, were of the pair of them. Then Philip’s Dad, Peter gave his speech. He went to extra length and had printed his speech into a Brochure of Philip’s life and childhood. Tommy’s speech was well received by all the guests and they made an album for the couple to keep also.
For the couple photos we went off for a walk along the park and to the view of Richmond and greater London. The sky was hazy and spoke to long summer nights yet to come.
FROM MY HEART:
Phil and George will always have a place in my heart. Sometimes, you meet someone who you know makes a difference to the world and George & Phil certainly were that couple.
If I may, sadly, George’s father, Dave passed away not long after their wedding day. He will always be remember by me for be so kind and considerate to me, telling me to sit and rest and bringing me a coffee, some people make a lasting impression and in the one day, Dave will always be remembered by me as a caring and kind man xxx