Perfect is a subjective word, it means totally different things depending on standards, expectations and/or hopes. But I have to say, this comes pretty close to that adjective, regardless of your interpretation.
A huge amount of work goes in to any wedding. Ironically most of this effort is to ensure the day feels seamless and relaxed - those attending should maybe feel the day just.. kind of… happened! Gaby and James put so much thought, time and consideration in to their day and the result was indeed the feeling that it bounced along, guided by an invisible hand, with the congregation obviously loving every aspect.
An example of this consideration was a pre-wedding chat we had on the Banks Lawn at Kew, the venue for their drinks reception, and they wanted to know if the positioning of the speakers (for a couple of open air speeches) would be in my way(?) In some people this would be an illustration of nit-picking or over thinking, but from these guys it was based in considered thought that maybe my role could be impeded. It wasn’t, in any way - how could it be - but just the conversation is an insight in to their thoughtful nature.
This wedding was a blast to shoot. Great summer light, a lovely and fun group of people, and a wonderfully happy married couple who just rolled with any small changes to the plan on the day, not letting it get in the way of savouring the moment. Bloody good for them.
Below are just a few from the wider set, but I think they capture the mood. Click any thumbnail to enlarge…