Luis & Rachel Velasco Davis - Solton Manor, Dover Kent
There was a warm welcome from the family and staff at Solton Manor in this Kent Winter Wedding.
The cold can often be a shock to the system for us Brits, but it was nothing compared to the change in temperature for the chilly Mexicans who were used to temperatures of 35ºs!
Family travelled from far and wide to attend the wedding of Rachel & Luis and many people played a part in making it "muy hermosa" (very beautiful!). Whether it was Rachels Mum making the stunning paper flower backdrop and table decorations, or Luis' niece chucking flower petals before the ceremony, it was a wedding to be remembered.
I've photographed many speeches, but I wasn't aware of the Mexican tradition of toasting with authentic tequila! However I wasn't surprised that those bottles crept onto the dance floor later on in the evening!
Piñatas (homemade I should mention!) flew round the room as the family sung a traditional song sung to attacking the piñatas: even Rachel's Dad gave it a go!
Mr & Mrs Velasco Davis: your family is amazing. I have had such a great time photographing your special day and my hope is that the joy and fun demonstrated on your wedding day would remain with you throughout your marriage.
Salud (Cheers!), Rachel & Luis - Tom Keenan Photography