Please note this post is full of puns and innuendoes.
Last Friday we attended the wedding of Kelly and Steve at Sandburn Hall just outside York. Kelly is one of my own Kelly’s closest friends back from her school days, They have a little boy called Sam who is a similar age to our Fearne. We weren’t photographing the day so we could relax as guests and celebrate a beautiful day with them.
We still couldn’t resist leaving the Canon at home so we charged the batteries and formatted the memory cards so we could get the odd snap shot through the day.
Between courses of the wedding breakfast we were taking a breather on the balcony when I got an urge to get a cool ring shot. Even if Kelly and Steve didn’t want to use the image it was something cool to do for 5 minutes and maybe, just maybe it could be used in our portfolio for the future.
Now if you know my Kelly, then you know she isn’t shy, but if you don’t know her then believe me she ain’t shy! I looked around and spotted a golfer having a swift pint on the 19th hole patio so I said to Kelly “Go ask that guy for 3 golf balls”. “Why?” she said. “Just do it!” I replied. “Errrr OK….” so off she went and came back 5 minutes later with 3 of the cleanest and apparently quite expensive balls in hand. Ooo errr missus.
We then went and asked Kelly and Steve if we could borrow their nice sparkly engagement and wedding rings for 5 minutes whilst promising not to pawn them off at the earliest opportunity. They did oblige after a few puzzled looks and a bit of an explanation.
We went back to the edge of the golf course… “GOLFERS ONLY PASSED THIS POINT!” now regular grass just would not have cut it for this shot as it was too long so rules unfortunately had to be broken. So we stepped past the sign like we had simply not seen it and proceeded to put the balls on the grass as we wanted, Kel placed each ring on top of the balls while I composed the shot. A few snaps and angles later I was happy with the shots we had so I showed Kel and she expressed her thoughts of the shots, I think she said “Cooooool”.
We then gave the balls back to the kind nameless golfer, thanked him and headed back to the wedding breakfast. We handed the rings back to Kelly and Steve and went back to our table just in time for Sticky Toffee pudding….
Thanks must go to Sandburn hall for use of their beautiful golf course, Mr unnamed golfer for use of his balls… But most importantly Kelly and Steve for inviting us to share their gorgeous day with them and for trusting us to use their wedding rings they have since asked for a large print of the image for their wall at home.
Future wedding couples beware that we will be coming asking for your wedding rings to get some fun quirky shots like this one.