These pictures are from a couple of years back when I was the documentary wedding photographer at Catherine and Jason’s marquee wedding in Roxwell, Essex. I was quite excited about the evening celebrations as they had hired the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain to be their band for the evening. How cool is that! Being a bit of a Folkie myself, this was right up my street. Something a little different – not your average DJ Disco Dave playing Robbie Williams.
As Catherine and Jason got up for their first dance, they were slowly joined by all the kids at the wedding. By the end of the dance, they were completely circled by the Under Tens. Quite a sweet moment. Unfortunately, I can’t remember what the first dance song was (I now carry a notebook with me so I can jot down these important details). I do remember them playing the theme from Shaft (check out the video on YouTube from the Cambridge Folk Festival in 2007 – spot me in the crowd) as that always goes down well. Unlike most weddings, where I’m quite pooped at the end of the evening and am ready to call it a day once the first dance is over, I did hang around to watch them perform as this was a chance not to be missed. Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain