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South Farm Wedding Photography : Katie & Tom : Part Two

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Katie & Tombola created and celebrated an epic wedding day at South Farm in Hertfordshire. Tom that is. Katie & Tom. A day full of prize moments celebrated by a splendid gathering of splendid friends and family. As I do always say and I always will say, I’m very much more about people than about things but I did love all the things that they designed and made for the day and how those things were drawn together and presented, put in place by a small army of helpers, all and everything spoke so much anyway about the people at the heart of it all, after all.

Rich symbolism mirroring rich souls.

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My personal favourite :~) though I was enthralled by all of the table name and decoration combinations…

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Speeches prefixed and interspersed the courses of the wedding breakfast and all made for great fare as well (and a big thank you to Katie & Tom for providing myself and Alex the videographer with a meal, with a tagged on additional serving of praise for the venue, South Farm; a member of staff actively searched us out to prepare us for feeding and that’s not something I’ve ever experienced be… no, hang on, it has happened before, just the one time though :~)…

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I’m not certain they’d worked out that they’d been framed, quite yet…

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“All animals are created equal but some are more equal than others”

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I’m curious to know to whom Tom was signalling, there…

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Always a good idea to pre-emptively embarrass the best man before it’s his turn to deliver a speech. Actually, it’s not always a good idea but it’s fun none-the-less :~)…

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Speech done. Re-lief!..

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“Perfect. Just too perfect!” I heard him utter…

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“They look like models, not real people.” Which rightfully disabused me of the notion that the photographs I’d taken at Katie & Tom’s pre-wedding shoot were just too perfect, per se :~)…

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I sensed that Yass was moving in for the jest-laden oratorical kill…

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And mirthful blow after blow found their mark :~)…

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Leaving Katie & Tom shattered, dazed, concussed…

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Actually Yass’s speech was a roller-coaster of warmth and hilarity and was rounded off with about the loveliest, most eloquently articulated and touching summation of two people that I have ever heard.

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Channeling Jim Bowen, M.C. Hugh could have his own TV show, based on his prize-giving performance, of giving prizes…

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Hand knitted too, by… I need to run a fact check and that may take a wee while but it was someone near and dear to Katie & Tom (all the prizes for the post-dinner tombola had been contributed by friends and family)…

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I don’t think I could rightfully say that it played any part whatsoever in Katie & Tom’s wedding day but it is something that caught my eye whilst the guests partook of coffee prior to the evening’s dance-floor celebrations, so I photographed it, because it intrigued me somehow, perhaps an Arizona Dream moment in the making…

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Love this cake…

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Heart shaped Welsh Cakes :~) Might have tried a few! Had that been the case, I’d be able to confirm that they were utterly delicious, which they were. I’m sure…

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Yes, Bara Brith (you don’t know what you’re missing unless you’ve tried some)…

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:~)…

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I can’t say I’ve ever seen so much cake on a table; again all made by family and friends, I loved the consistent and deep rooted sense of community brought together in Katie & Tom’s wedding day :~)…

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The evening party. Never a dull nanosecond. The dance-floor was jammed from start to finish…

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As the evening progressed, I saw the band’s lead singer in a different light…

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Even off the dance floor, the dancing it just never stopped…

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<3 :~)…

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The stuff that legends are made of. Congratulations Katie & Tom and thank you for having me on board for this epic leg of your bigger journey through life. It’s been an outright pleasure!

Contact Herts Wedding Photographer Phillip Allen : phill@misterphill.com : 07870 696248

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