Civil partnership photographer at the Stapleford Park Country House Hotel.
I really enjoy working as a civil partnership photographer. With the sun blazing and flower arrangements in place I knew this was going to be a fabulous day. Any hangovers from last nights dinner and drinks were being soothed with a full English on the patio. The couple were prepping with make-up artists Lina Cameron and Jen Pike. The sporty guests engaged in Archery, Falconry, Tennis, Swimming, Boules and Clay Pigeon shooting. Others sought refuge in the Spa or a leisurely game of outdoor Chess. It was also Ladies tennis final at Wimbledon. A stroke of creative genius and a themed room for eager tennis fans appeared. Complete with astro turf, Umpires chair and wide screen TV. Jugs of Pimms welcomed fans along with bowls full of English Strawberries topped with clotted cream. A real life Wimbledon veteran provided some insightful commentary. It was destined to be a memorable wekend as a civil partnership photographer at the Stapleford Park Hotel!
Amanda and Susie slipped into their Bruce Oldfield dresses and Jimmy Choo’s before being escorted to the Orangery. Elegant decoration greeted their arrival. What followed was emotional. An event full of warmth, love and squeals of nervous laughter. Perfect documentary material for a civil partnership photographer.
High tea was served on the patio overlooking the gardens. Cold Champagne and ice cream kept temperatures down. Soon a gong beckoned guests to the Grand Hall for the wedding breakfast. In the background the sublime sound of concert Harpist Keziah Thomas. Dinner followed along with entertaining speeches and tributes. One highlight a hilarious slideshow. Soul tribute band The Motowner’s covered their first dance. Dancing continued with a disco full of anthems and an amazing light show kept guests celebrating into the early hours of Sunday morning! It was a wonderful experience to be Amanda and Susie’s civil partnership photographer at the Stapleford Park Hotel.