Ali and Howard
St. Audries Park
West Quantoxhead, Somerset, England
May 24, 2010
This was a particularly special wedding for us. Mike’s lifelong best friend, Howard, got married in England to his lovely bride, Ali. Howard and Mike have been friends since they were three years old, and Howard was the best man in our wedding. Last week Mike had the honor of being one of the two best men in Howard’s wedding. I photographed it, and my friend David Pearce traveled from Kent to help me. Thank you, David!
Howard and Ali, we are so happy for you! You couldn’t have had a more beautiful venue or a more a perfect day. Thanks for asking us to play such important parts in your wedding! It means a lot to us.
July 2005: Here are Mike and Howard on our wedding day. (Photo by Jenni Le Roux)
May 2010: How it was Howard’s turn to be the groom!
The wedding took place at a magnificent manor home in the Quantock Hills of Somerset, England.
It was fun to photograph Mike in our hotel room, as part of the getting ready process!
Mike and Howard (Photo by David)
Ali’s mother’s arrival
Ali’s mother and two sisters helped her into her gown.
(Photo by David)
Ali and Howard with their adorable son
(Photo by David)
Best men Mike and Darren, with me and Rosie
They didn’t know I was watching this adorable moment — he used a flower to make a ring for her.
During Mike’s best man speech, he brought out some photos from the bachelor party.
After sufficiently embarrassing Howard, Mike took a more serious note and talked about how much he loves being married. Ali saw me swooning, and used my camera to photograph my reaction to Mike’s speech.
Ali is so cool that she actually rolled down a hill with the flower girls.
The evening was so beautiful that Mike and I got out my tripod for some fun photos. He took a great photo here, even though he’d been enjoying the champagne for hours by this point. (And after a few more drinks, he and the other guys ended up throwing Howard into this fountain later in the night. I was sound asleep and missed it!)