Sarah & James at the Kingston Theatre Hotel
Up to now the weather hasn’t been overly kind to me this year on wedding days, and at the start of Sarah & James wedding day it seemed the rain gods were dancing on my parade again! However by the time James arrived in the Aston DB9 the wet stuff was down to a drizzle and when Sarah (rather late it should be noted!) arrived in her Mercedes the clouds were parting and a strange rarely seen yellow ball was appearing in the sky. ( wedding Sarah & James )
James arrival was to the sound of the delicious exhaust note of an Aston Martin DB9 volante, he did look rather pleased with his mode of transport and rightly so.
The bridesmaids looking gorgeous in Cadburys purple came next and their driver said that traffic was at a standstill due to a road closure, it seemed the bride would arrive traditionally late, but with the wedding being officiated by the good staff of Hull Registry Office would it still be able to go ahead?
By good fortune our officials did not have another ceremony to perform and were happy to wait her arrival, (God bless the Hull R.O staff)
Sarah finally arrived half an hour late, but was unfazed by all the drama, and, with her brother who was giving her away walked elegantly in to the hotel.
It has been some time since I covered a wedding at the Kingston Theatre Hotel, but nothing has changed (except the master of ceremonies we now have a Peter, not an Alf) and that is all to the good, everything still runs like clockwork and the staff are as friendly as ever.
The ceremony over we arranged a few shots with the Aston as the driver elected to stay to allow a few pictures, and then went to the theatre gardens where all the group shots were taken, the toast master then ushered all the guests back to the hotel ready for the wedding breakfast.
Sarah & James had kindly offered me a meal with the guests so I happily tucked in to a traditional roast chicken dinner and a chocolate cheesecake which was to die for.
After the meal I took the newly married couple back to the gardens and took the couple shots, it’s always good to have a couple that will give some time for these shots, no rush, nice and relaxed…….. Wonderful.
I stayed on for the start of the reception and the all-important first dance.
As ever the pictures were taken on my Fuji XT-1 used with a combination of the 16mm f1.4 23mm f1.4 and the 50-140mm f2.8 lenses. Flash when used was the Cactus RF60 fired manually.
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