So let me set the scene……. pre wedding shoot south bank of the river Thames London – backdrop the millenium eye and the houses of parliament and our groom to be was on a mission to get back to work in the city before his lunch break was over. To add to the pressure of all this Simon and Aninder were having trouble finding us as we had all never met in person before and Aninders blackberry had been left on the kitchen table at home so we had no means what so ever of getting in touch – and time was ticking away. We did pull it off and the results were great, both Simon and Aninder were so such an easy-going couple we jelled instantly. How to plan your wedding in 6 weeks… and it be a total success sounds like the title of a best-selling book but that’s exactly what events expert Aninder did… with fireworks.
A wedding with a unique difference was planned and Aninder wore a traditional English wedding dress for the day (stunning) and a traditional Asian wedding dress for the evening, colour was on the menu throughout the whole venue – Hagley Hall Birmingham – so that meant great photography opportunities from the word go and the icing on the cake was to be Simon surprise when the sun had set and total darkness had cloaked the whole grounds.
The astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you just can not be put into words, but it can be put into pictures. Andy Oliver Photography has recently been commissioned to capture those moments in Doncaster for Bill Hodgsons milestone birthday celebration – it was reportage almost all the way and just cements to me the importance of good photography to look back on in years to come. For all you football fanatics Ron Flowers former england player (also of Wolverhampton wanderers fame) to name but a few caps he holds attended Bill bash. Ron won 49 caps for England and scored 10 goals. His international debut came on 15 May 1955 in a 0–1 friendly defeat to France. He went on to appear in the 1962 World Cup and scored two goals from the penalty spot in the group stage, Ron was also in the squad that won the world cup in 1966.
Great night and a smashing family.