I pull into the car park at Babington House and switch off my car. But it’s still moving, only now it’s rocking from side to side with giant gusts of wind not only threatening to turn over my car but almost rip my coat off when I scurry towards the house. But Babington House has amazing grounds that still manage to shine in wet and miserable conditions like this, not to mention the amazing interiors. As soon as I set foot into the room Jo is getting ready in I know that no wind or rain can make this day any less special. A buzz of excitement, productivity and giddiness surrounds her and her bridesmaids and follows them all the way into the tiny chapel until the ring is on Jo’s finger and Chris can wrap his arms around his bride.
With a dress by Jesus Peiro (accessorised with a tulle skirt for the ceremony), bright pink shoes by Kate Spade, a sparkly blue clutch by Anya Hindmarch, boarding passes as escort cards and fresh flowers and glowing candles everywhere you look I am in seventh heaven. And once the rain lets off for a second I whisk Jo and Chris outside to huddle up under the blooming cherry blossom tree, the happy couple beaming brighter than the sun.
Back inside the day continues with food, laughter, speeches and cake followed by a surprise Mariachi band Jo and Chris put on for their guests to clap and shake their limbs to. What a truly amazing day, thank you for taking me along for the ride Mr. and Mrs. R – godspeed for all your future life travels!
Shot on film and digital, all film Kodak Portra 400 and 800, Contax 645, developed and scanned by the FIND lab.
© Ann-Kathrin Koch 2013. Images look best without watermarks on them. Please don’t use the photos without asking me first.