Jamie and Joel got married on one of the really hot days of the year (yes, honestly, they did exist) at the very lovely Fountains Abbey, which thankfully was relatively cool in the old ceremony room, although I was very glad I didn’t have to wear a suit. The boys did look very dapper in their Saville Row numbers though.
I have to confess I was just a teeny bit nervous as well as excited when Jamie asked me if I’d photograph his wedding – it was the first gay wedding I had been asked to photograph and I wondered what I would need to do differently. Well as it turned out…nothing! Having a girl and a boy or a boy and a boy makes little difference (although there was much mirth when a little visitor to Fountains Abbey walked past the couple and asked his mum ‘where’s the bride?’!). The feelings, the love, the guests and the champagne were no different at all, and I have to say I really really enjoyed being a part of Jamie and Joel’s day, which was very relaxed and incredibly friendly. So roll up civil partnerships, I’m ready and waiting.
Jamie and Joel decided to walk down the aisle together. How happy do they look!