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Unconditional Surrender

If you haven’t read Evelyn Waugh’s Scoop then do yourself a favour and grab a copy.  I read it in London whilst working at the tail end of the ‘last great hurrah’ in newspapers (before everything went digital and the printed version of a newspaper just become a financial burden to the publisher) and although I didn’t experience the morally dubious and hedonistic Fleet Street experience of years ago, I certainly got a taste of it whilst working with some of the old boys who didn’t mind a pint or six at lunchtime and had names like Budge or Bilko. They often enjoyed regaling us young pups with stories of the good old days whilst churning out the next issue.

The only reason I mention that is because of the photo below. I love of a bit of Waugh, so when I saw this novel on the shelf of the holiday cottage that the bride and groom were readying themselves in prior to the wedding I couldn’t resist having a little joke with the couple. It’s the kind of title I could see Budge or Bilko using as a headline on an article as a bit of fun. Gawd bless ’em!

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As a candid wedding photographer, who is always on the look out for unexpected or unusual details or events during a wedding day,  I thought the chauffeur’s key chain at Tian & Antonio’s wedding was rather fitting…

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Pim, Chris and Paper Cranes

I’m currently archiving my weddings from last season and revisiting each wedding as I do so to enjoy them with a fresh pair of eyes.

So, onto the wedding of Pim & Chris in Walkerville. The things that really stick in my mind, aren’t the lovely, relaxed and warm people that they are, or the beautiful setting overlooking Wilsons Promontory, or even the raucous dancing and acrobatics that went on late into the night.
What has really stayed with me, is the effort the couple went to with decorations and flowers – all mostly handmade, or picked from neighbours gardens.
Hundreds upon hundreds of paper cranes were folded by Pim over the months leading up to the wedding and adorned every small perch or hanging space in the marquee – such a lovely idea!

Detail shots outweigh shots of the bride and groom on this one, but I think they deserve the attention with so much effort going into them!

Last updated by candid wedding photographer Simon Woodcock