THE WEDDING OF EMMALENE AND BRIAN
One day in sunny June…Emmalene married Brian. It all happened at St Mary’s, a beautiful 13th century church in the very pretty town of Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Emmalene and the girls were getting ready at her parents’ house, a lovely little mews house in the high street and a mere stone throw from the church. I was with the girls while Chris had popped over to spend some time with the boys.
All morning friends kept popping in and Alistair, Emmalene’s very good friend, helped get her into her dress. I nipped over to the church just in time to meet up with Chris and set up our filming and sound recording equipment and get some shots of their guests arriving. Due to Emmalene and Brian’s connections to the music industry they had a very special treat for us during the ceremony, a performance by tenor Sean Ruane and Jonathan Williams. Which was mind-blowingly a-mazing. Jonathan was then performing as an alternate in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre and is off to star as Jesus in Godspell next – read a recent interview with him here. Sean is rumored to be perfecting his Westlife miming skills, as demonstrated in these highlights…
Here are their Cliveden House Wedding Highlights:
We moved on to the wonderful Cliveden House for the reception and wedding breakfast. Cliveden House is a grand stately home and luxury hotel in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, surrounded by 376 acres of magnificent gardens and parkland. Theirs was quite an intimate celebration with only their closest friends and family so they were able to have their wedding breakfast in the luxurious Rococo French Dining Room.
This was my second time at Cliveden and I was thrilled to be back at such a fantastic place. It was our first time working with wedding photographer Jeff Krotz who is lucky to be the recommended photographer at Cliveden. He is also very easy to work with and generally quite lovely.
Once Emmalene and Brian’s final DVD was finished we got to go back to Old Amersham to personally deliver the copies. What better opportunity to have a champagne afternoon tea at The Crown, at Emmalene’s excellent recommendation, famously featured in ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’. Spookily, it was on TV a day or so later and I just had to watch it again for that ‘I was there!’ moment.