Fetcham Park, with Charlie & James, a preview
What a day. I don’t often get nervous before weddings these days, but I always have butterflies and a sense of adrenalin pouring through my veins each week I get to capture two people becoming one. Saturday’s beautiful day was no exception, it was in fact my first wedding back at the stunning house that is Fetcham Park in a few years. It is also the place I chose to get married in, in just a few weeks time. So yes, you could say my nerves were coupled with some anticipation about my own special day.
But in reality, it was the task of focusing on two wonderful people, who I’ve so enjoyed getting to know this past year, who are family with the owners of the house itself. So no pressure then…
Well, it was inevitable that this was never going to be an ordinary set of previews, but one that tells a mini story of Charlie and James, the house, the people connected with it and of course, me, and the way I viewed a truly magical day. It was simply, wonderful. Charlie and James, could you be more perfect for one-another? I think not. Absolutely hand in hand the dream team. James I know you were nervous, but the moment you locked eyes with your Charl, I knew it was all going to be fine. And I think you did too :)
Speaking of the absolutely beautiful Charlie, who was quite frankly elegance personified in her chic Suzanne Neville gown, (from none other than Miss Bush of course) I just have to say, you rocked it lady. Smiling, laughing and with a few happy tears, you took it all in your stride and were a joy to photograph. The house has light like no other, and I was in my element being able to capture the calmness of the interior, as well as the bustling, fun energy of the outdoor reception. Speeches were second to none, and I think I cried more tears that day than I have all year. A beautiful dance set the evening antics off and I left with a happy heart and two new friends. Charlie and James, I’m sorry I went overboard with your previews, there are just SO many more to come that I cut to as few as I could possibly manage. Thank you, THANK YOU for having me along for the journey. It was the biggest honour and I shall remember your day so fondly, for years to come I just know it. Enough waffle…enjoy your previews, and your honeymoon! Lots of love, xxx