I was back at Kenwood House recently for Charlie and James’ wedding. Charlie was absolutely *giddy* with excitement while she and the girls were getting ready, one of whom was the very lovely Veronica, whose wedding to Bert I photographed last year. I was also happily surprised to see my super-duper hairdresser, Charly Willis, and Amanda Bell, make-up artist extraordinaire, doing their magic on everyone. The wedding was held at St Michael’s church in Highgate, a church I’ve walked past many times on evening strolls in the area. Although it’s been a unsettled summer weatherwise, I’ve been enormously lucky in escaping rain of biblical proportions, emerging from churches and register offices into beautiful sunshine. And it happened again, hurrah! Long may it continue. Here are a few faves from the day:
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A rogue brolly caught everyone out…
Charlie walked down the aisle with one of her brothers who then passed her on to her other brother before finally arriving at James’ side.
We spent a few minutes on Hampstead Heath in one particularly special spot, where a bench is dedicated to Charlie’s father. I’ve developed a genuine fondless for Charlie’s family over the last year and seeing them all together again was wonderful.
Guests dined surrounded by good company and works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Turner, Reynolds and Gainsborough. The staff at Kenwood House are *amazing*, and with many of them being artists themselves they care about the place as if it were their own house.
To add to the excitement of the day, the fire alarm was mysteriously set off in the middle of dinner and we were all evacuated while the fire brigade investigated. Charlie and James didn’t miss the opportunity to have their pictures taken with the fire engines!
Speeches by iPad. I think I’ll be seeing more of this in future!
Non-stop partying was kicked off by Murray at Juke Box Hero: