Not many (if any) London photographers will have had a Blenheim Palace wedding and witnessed a full on version of musical chairs in the Orangery mid wedding celebrations, but not many Blenheim Palace weddings will have been graced by Fee & David and their guests. Mad as a box of frogs this lot, everyone of them but boy was this a mighty fine wedding to photograph. Cameras at the ready and just shoot what is happening in front of you was my brief for this one and it was that simple. It was so colourful and fun that any decent wedding photographer would have thought Carlsberg had moved into the wedding market.
Fee had made all of the wedding details herself by hand including the tea cosies that adorned every table. No need for your faux vintage tea cups here people, this was authenticity as its best. Even the ice creams that guests were treated to courtesy of Mr Whippy looked like Fee had worked her magic on them. I think the bespoke dresses (yes two of them) and a bespoke wedding suit were the only thing that she hadn’t laid her creative hands on.
Its also happens to be the only wedding I have photographed where there was a goldfish sitting on the top table. Now I’ve seen a few things as a wedding photographer but never a goldfish as a guest. Hats at weddings? its always a bit of a quandry isn’t it. Not for this one no. You must bring a hat otherwise how can you join in with the fun and games on offer. I couldn’t decide which milliner was responsible for the fencing mask that sat on one guests head but it was an inspired choice. That and the felt (and velcro) beret that catches the little balls that kids throw at you were my personal favourites, but take a look and decide for yourself. Next time you get invited to a wedding and are wondering about what head gear to sport, just pop back here for inspiration.
Talking of inspiration Fee has her own funky boutique in East London that is well worth checking out. Fee Fee La Fou. Prepare to be enetratained