...Back in March I
had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Tracy & Dave, at the
Grasshopper Inn in Westerham.
I met Tracy and Dave sometime last year, we got on well and we did their pre-wedding shoot in the Autumn.
On the morning of the
wedding, we woke up to snow! Thick, cold, snow which was still falling on my
way to Tracy's house! As I drove through Biggin Hill it looked like a scene from Narnia, so pretty!
I arrived to mild panic, Tracy's make up artist/hair
stylist had had a car accident earlier that morning and so was unable to attend!!
Frantic tweets from me and phonecalls/texts from the make up artist to the bride trying to
Fortunately, a make
up artist and hair stylist arrived in time to do Tracy and her two bridesmaids.
They drove 2 hours to get to Tracy's and were absolutely brilliant! Unfazed,
Tracy got in to the spirit of things and opened the champagne!!
After a couple of hours with the bride, bride’s son and
bridesmaids, I made my way to the Grasshopper to see the groom, Dave, and
Dave was in good spirits, despite a few nerves which is to be
The snow was still falling and had turned to sleet as Tracy and her half of the bridal party arrived! Still smiling and still unfazed the gorgeous bride was ready to marry her
The ceremony was beautiful and intimate and once over it was time for a few pictures before
the bride and groom were whisked away for a short drive before coming back to The Grasshopper to greet their
guests and a few group photographs.
Next was the wedding breakfast before speeches followed by
more guests arriving for the evening reception! I had been looking forward to
the evening because Tracy and Dave had arranged for a Blues Brothers band, a 12piece
band, to entertain everybody! They were brilliant, thoroughly entertaining!! I love a live band at weddings!
I left as the party was in full swing, happy and singing
loudly to ‘everybody needs somebody’ on my way home!!