Planning A Wedding

We began the day with a trip to The British Heart Foundation Charity Shop in New Milton, where we delivered the clothes, various ornaments, and nicknacks that our renovations had prompted us to give away.

Richard finished building the shelves in the airing cupboard, then began

removing the internal vestibule door he is to replace. This will remove the trip hazard that the frame of this door, once an entrance, has become.

This afternoon we joined the planning meeting at Lymington Community Centre for the wedding of

Barry and Karen, whose wedding I will be photographing next year.

Sunset was descending as we left the building,

and Jackie drove us down Lower Pennington Lane in search of a clearer view.

Later we dined on Jackie’s spicy chicken jalfrezi with tasty mushroom rice and light plain paratha. The Culinary Queen drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Douro.


  1. Wow, beautiful sunset photos and a great opportunity to shoot wedding photos! I’m glad that your home repairs are going so well too, Derrick. Be well!

  2. Beautiful skies – we seem to be enjoying variations of overhead stripes at the moment!
    How exciting – wonderful progress at home, and such a lovely event to be planning…
    What were the slices of trunk on the table? They look very attractive, and as though they have a special purpose.

  3. I can understand how they picked you for the photographer, Derrick. The sunset images are a beautiful example!

  4. From the faces and postures of the wedding couple, I would say the planning went quite well! I love the sunset photos. The penultimeate one is my favorite for the pink opening in the clouds.

  5. You took great shots of the couple as they planned, and I’m sure they will be pleased (and with the wedding photos to come). A special wedding planning meeting sounds very formal!

    The sunsets photos are beautiful. The first one looks otherworldly.

    1. Thank you so much, Merril. This was a very informal discussion about practicalities and an opportunity to investigate the old cinema in which the ceremony will take place. I’m particularly pleased you liked that first sunset pic.

  6. Barry and Karen have beautiful smiles! Congrats to them on their upcoming wedding! They picked a brilliant photographer!
    Bravo to Richard on his good work!
    The sun put on a show for you! Love all the photos…but the last 2 really caught my eye and made me smile! πŸ™‚ You always capture Nature’s layers so beautifully! πŸ™‚
    PS…Any leftover tasty mushroom rice or paratha!? If so, I’ll eat it! πŸ™‚

  7. Fabulous sunset shots! I’m sure you’ll do a wonderful job of recording the wedding. Is this going to be a new career move?

  8. It must be fun to be on the outskirts of planning a wedding you’ll be photographing. I like the sunsets and the octagonal mirror.

  9. I was glad to see the slices of wood explained. That alone tells me that they’re an interesting couple, and probably will have some interesting things for you to photograph.

  10. Some very spectacular sunrises and sunsets recently. I wonder if we can put that down to more particles in the air? Either water or dust/pollution?

  11. A full day, ending with beautiful skies. Sunsets (and sunrises) are endlessly fascinating for all of us. Perhaps because despite the frequency of their occurring, no two are ever the same.

  12. Lovely sunset pictures. Clouds do make such a difference in the effect of the sunset. Are you adding a new skill to your resume or have you been a wedding photographer before?

  13. You made some great portraits there! I’m sure they will love those, and the future wedding photos. My favourite of the rest of the shots is the one with sunlight through the glass lamps.

Leave a Reply