Door 20: Bus Centrepiece
We’re back in Cheltenham, my home town, for today’s picture. A couple of days ago I blogged an wedding photograph that had been taken at the awesome 50’s diner, Smokey Joe’s. Today’s image comes from the very same wedding and was taken shortly before we arrived at the diner as the guests and centrepieces were moving from one venue to another.
This particular couple was only interested in having reportage photography – they didn’t want any posed images or group shots at all. This is always great fun for me, because I spend the whole day trying to look at the events from a guest’s-eye perspective.
The day started at around 14:30, which is fairly late for a November wedding. After a ceremony at Pittville Pump Room all the guests and myself piled on to a vintage London bus ready for afternoon tea at the Queens Hotel. By the time this had finished the natural light had completely vanished and we were all ready to move on to the diner. Just before we all left the Queens Hotel as the guests loaded themselves on to the bus I noticed this boy carrying a large centrepiece – I believe they had taken them to use on tables at the diner. Something about seeing him sat there in his wedding suit with this huge centrepiece seemed quite surreal to me and it was made even stranger by the vintage London bus. It was a moment that I found pretty funny and was pleased to get this photograph.