Familiar faces aplenty at Helen and Ash’s wedding as I photographed Ash’s brother Ross’ Christmas wedding to Claire in 2012. This has to be the nearest wedding to home that I have ever photographed with only a 10 minute drive to the family home for Ash’s preparations, which began with a fairly strenuous cross fit session! Seems a bit crazy for your wedding day, but then in the previous fortnight the groom and his brother had run both the Paris and London marathons.
Now tired from watching the workout, I headed most of the way back home to Helen’s mum’s house for her preparations, complete with lots of presents from the groom and a rare ‘over-the-head’ dress installation. Then it was back down the road to Duffield for the ceremony before heading into Derby city centre to a converted chapel that now houses Masa restaurant.
We had musical family members, Easter-themed place names, a musical speech from the best men and (new record) five wedding cakes courtesy of Ash’s sister-in-law. More from her next.