What a setting for my sister Kathy's & husband John's youngest son Theo's when he married Gemma in the Chapel of St Mary's Undercroft on the 1st of May 2009.
This photograph ( Wikipedia) won photo of the year in 2007 - I am not surprized. The Palace of Westminster has 1,100 rooms, 100 staircases, we climbed a few staircases for the photographs, I took as many photographs as their are rooms. 3 miles of corridors - in this 19th centry building. We got lost a few times and locked in!
We all had to have a security photograph taken before entering The Palace of Westminster, also known as The houses of parliment. John & I are standing in St Stephen's hall with our security pass proudly around our necks, we felt like royalty when we arrived with all the tourists looking on.
Theo, Gemma and their parents have worked very hard for many years to reach such a very special wedding day.
A very moving service as both Gemma & Theo said their vows with such clear intent, no sign's of nerves here.
Sister Kathleen put together the cake & display, I asked the offical photographer to take this photo of me with Theo & Gemma - I forget to ask to be included, so often lost in taking the photographs.
Theo & Gemma were a joy to photograph - unfortunetley my camera let me down (I need a new one), my sister Sharon kindly lent me her carmer so I could carry on clicking away.
The photographer took Gemma & Theo off in the ground of Westminster and I look forward to seeing all the photographs when we next meet up.
The grand hall was all to ourselves after the wedding ceromony, so I had time to enjoy time with Theo & Gemma.
The meal was befitting of such surroundings, the service here was superb, the speeches good too.
This boat is a perfect replica of an 1890s Mississippi Stern-wheeled Paddle Steamer beautifully reflects the
style and craftsmanship of that bygone era. The red paddles were a joy to watch as we cruised along.
Concealed, however, behind her Victorian exterior were truly elegant surroundings & great dance floor for us to swing the night away.
The River Thames in London is a historic river, it's constantly changing & natural waterway - meandering through the heart of the City.
The Thames gave us unobstructed views of London's most famous landmarks from the Elizabethan.
We had such a good time aboard this boat, the setting of the sun, the relaxed atmosphere added to everyone's enjoyement.
This was our first cruise on the river Thames and we enjoyed the wonderful sunset, especially all the magic stops for photographs as we cruised along, dancing & laughing the night away.