In early October I travelled off my usual patch to shoot a delightful wedding for some good friends over in Wiltshire at Cumberwell Park Golf Club near Bradford-on-Avon. Andrew spent most of his life in Hitchin, and not only brought a photographer with him from there, but also an outstanding magician in Lee Smith!
Eloise and Andrew met just over 3 years ago on Ladies Day at Royal Ascot. Andrew spotted Eloise as part of a small group of attractive and ever so slightly tipsy young women struggling to take a photo of themselves and, after downing another beer, he had enough Dutch Courage to walk over and offer to take the photo for them. He then proceeded to bottle it after taking the photo and walked away without achieving the main objective of going over, but all was not lost as one of Eloise's friends chased after him and dragged him back to speak with her. Thankfully for Andrew, Eloise had her wine goggles on and thought he was a ‘bit of alright’ and they hit it off from the very first moment. Despite living 2 hours apart from each other, they made it work and Andrew then proceeded to make the big step of relocating his life to be with Eloise and her amazing son Charlie. A few years on and there they were surrounded by their nearest and dearest on their wedding day, with the addition of their gorgeous little daughter Rosie.
Back to 2015, and they couldn't have asked for better October weather, and after a wonderful ceremony the drinks reception in the park gardens gave Lee chance to show off his magic skills to the guests. Later that afternoon we would be chauffeured out on the golf course in buggies to get some shots of the newly weds. The after party was a lively affair with the band Dexter providing quality live music throughout. Big thanks to Nicola at Image Paradise Photography for her amazing Second Shooting on the day!
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