Chris and Kara’s Rocking Tunbrige Wells Ceremony and Hotel du Vin Wedding Reception
Shotgun Weddings – Chris & Kara’s Tunbridge Wells Wedding and The Hotel du Vin Wedding Reception
They held their reception at The Hotel du Vin. Because of course they did. The wine flowed like wine, toasts abounded, and Kara’s infectious laughter had more than a few guests laughing until champagne fountains nearly flowed from their noses. (This may or may not have happened, but I never did manage to photograph it, so the secret dies with me.) The guests had a brilliant time, but never came close to the fun that was had by bride & groom.
These two seriously know how to party.
I do not recall the details of the best man’s bet–or I’m contractually bound not to repeat them–but I have a few odd photos of him drinking an unidentifiable mystery liquid from an unmarked bottle. Knowing these two, it was probably more champagne. Or wine. Or liquid happiness. (That’s the same thing, right?)
And with any good wedding, it’s always a bit tricky to pull the bride & groom away from the action and take a few portraits. Not with these two. They decided long before that they were the action, so wherever they went, the party followed. They didn’t leave the party, they were the party. (I would venture to say that they are the party.) Their portraits ranged from bouncing on the bed to tackling on the bed to lounging in the cast iron claw-foot tub.
After the portraits, they brought the party back to the party and dove headfirst into the photo booth. I’m still not sure what I call this – The Shooting Gallery? Shotgun Booth? Shotgun Target? Whatever, it’s the most fun you can have while keeping out of jail – and these two lead the charge, followed closely by an mob of merrymakers. It was epic. In was uninhibited. It was [fill in the blank].