I've known Jamie & Philippa (Philly) for quite some time and i was only too pleased when they approached me to take their wedding photos. Initially, the plan was a fairly traditional wedding by virtue of it's size and the number of guests. However, and this is something i commend them on entirely, they decided to rehash and plan a far calmer, relaxed and intimate wedding than first thought.
Therefore, they tied the knot at The Guildhall in Poole in front of their close family, in a ceremony that had me crying with laughter from the off. It is fair to say that i love both Jamie & Philly for their attitude to life - it involves laughter, and plenty of it. And so it was, as the doors flew open at the back of the room for the Bride's arrival, that the 'Imperial March' from Star Wars began. Their daughter's love for Star Wars (Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers in particular) influenced this wedding entrance in that both bride and her beautiful daughter wore Masks - Darth Vader and Stormtrooper respectively. My god we laughed, it was such a great way to break any tension (there was little of that floating around in the first place) and to relax the whole moment - wonderful.
The ceremony itself was conducted by a registrar i have seen before in my capacity as wedding photographer. As soon as i saw him i couldn't think of anyone more suited to wed them. He too, appreciates the funnier side of life and so it was that the ceremony was both heartfelt and hilarious in equal measure.
Once married, the Bride, Groom and their guests went on to The Plantation in Canford Cliffs for a gorgeous meal and drinks into the evening (i'm willing to bet!). It was, without doubt, the most horizontal wedding i've been to or captured and i'd like to thank everyone there for their contribution to it.
It is with total sincerity that i wish them both a fabulous life together as husband and wife, with a plethora of happy years ahead with their family and friends.
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