Venue: Hardwick Hall Hotel
Another civil partnership wedding for me this weekend and this one had more fabulous details than you could shake a stick at. From bespoke suits, to crystal and pearl themed decoration at the reception, to live opera entertainment, it had it all. Tribute should go to Fausto and Eifion for their attention to detail - everything was either designed by them, made by them or planned by them. A truly staggering amount of preparation, much much more than I normally see and I see quite a lot of personal input. As it happened I ended up shooting this wedding solo, which wasn't planned or easy! Assistants are definitely worth having. Fortunately is was a single venue wedding so I could carry and cover everything I needed to. The weather stayed dry when it mattered and we had a few minutes of shooting away from the hotel in Hardwick Park. This is a great landscape that offers so much shooting potential it was almost a shame not to have several hours to photograph Fausto and Eifion (pronounced Avian btw) resplendent in their cream silk three piece suits. Their two sons wore matching linen suits that I would have been happy to wear (a few sizes larger of course) so cool were they. The evening do was topped off by a great performance from the always superb Jason Isaacs.