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Leigh and Pete


Leigh and Pete’s wedding was my first time back to the beautiful Salomons Estate in Tunbridge Wells since I did a sterling job as best man for my friend Lee the previous year. In case you want to know know how the speech went…it stole the day. I had the wedding guests in stitches and the bridesmaids were in ore of my beauty and humour. If you are short of a best man I am available at very cheap rates, and I am more than happy to lead the dancing into the night fuelled by Vodka Redbull.

So I have fond memories of a Salomons wedding, and cannot recommend it highly enough for tying the knot. It has beautiful grounds, a Victorian manor house and even has its own museum, you can’t beat a bit of added culture for a wedding day. If you are now wondering who Salomans was, he was Sir David Lionel Salomons, the first Jewish Lord Mayor of London…might be useful in a pub quiz if you frequent any drinking holes in the Tunbridge Well area.

Leigh and Pete’s day was split into two halves, the first at Salomons and after the ceremony and reception drinks we all jumped in the car (multiple cars obviously) and drove off to a country village called Leigh for part two (yes Leigh, couldn’t make it up could you) The Plough was a perfect venue for the wedding guests to enjoy the sunshine, wedding breakfast, speeches and dancing. That evening witnessed the most enthusiastic dancing after the first dance was over I thinkI have ever seen, must have been the South African influence and/pr alcohol consumed during dinner perhaps. Either way it was great fun photographing and I would have stayed all evening had I had not have had another engagement to get to.

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