‘Wow – what an incredible collection of pics!! Just made Char and me grin from ear to ear looking through them!!’
I arrived at Charlotte’s family home in Newton Ferrers in the glorious sunshine where the Bridal Posse et al were getting ready for the big day. Alexandra (Josh’s sister) was the first of several familiar faces that I bumped into having shot her and George’s Yorkshire wedding in 2019. And Ollie and Cara’s Kent wedding in 2017. And Harry and Natasha’s in Buckinghamshire 2016. It seems that I can’t stop bumping into the Banks family and given how much of a riot the weddings have all been, this was one wedding that I was particularly looking forward to…
It’s difficult to remember the last time a Bride and her entourage were ready with time to spare, but ready they were so off I went to the church to capture the moments guests arrived along with half of the village. Josh and his brother/Best Man did their level best to keep Josh’s core temperature down to something close to optimal. but on a humid day the orders of service/makeshift fans were working overtime to keep up. All of this was quickly forgotten when Charlotte arrived…I think she took everyone’s breath away in that timeless dress of hers, and the pride on her brother’s face as he escorted her down the aisle was there for all to witness.
After a wonderfully funny (speak up Josh!) and poignant ceremony, the couple got covered in confetti and Devonshire drizzle and we headed down to the pontoon for a few shots of the newly married couple.
To reception! After a few wiggly roads and a bit of ‘Might is right’ on some very narrow country roads, we arrived at the Tipi. Or Tipis to be exact as I’ve never seen so many stitched together, an amazing job by Coastal Tents. And don’t get me started on that view…Wurzell Wedding Venues has one of the very best around.
Both the Banks clan and their respective families-in-law over the last few years have made it a habit of delivering hilarious and emotional speeches. Today was no exception, and the locals must surely have heard the booming laughter echoing across the valley.
Party time, and this was always going to be a cracker! Having last set foot on a Banks occupied dancefloor in 2019, I knew that every generation was going to do their bit to bring the house down. And so they did to the awesome sounds of the band who were seriously good….sharp, in the moment, energetic and musically talented…it was the perfect way to kick off one hell of a night.
Charlotte and Josh, congratulations on an awesome day after many months of uncertainty. This is one wedding that will go down in the memory banks as an absolute corker!