Frankie & Henry | Galle, Sri Lanka

Destination Wedding

A Message From PTP

So the story goes like this.... I photographed Gemma & Aran's wedding in Danang Vietnam in April 2017 (link below). And at that wedding Frankie & Henry were guests - Frankie & Gemma had been great friends when they were both single and living in Hong Kong. I hit it off immediately with Frankie & Henry as I could tell they lived life to the full and enjoyed a good party (which Gemma & Aran's certainly was!). Fast forward a few months and Henry proposes to Frankie in Myanmar and they have theor engagement party with friends & family at the Oriental Club in London in April last year which they asked me to photograph (link below). Right there and then I knew that, like Gemma & Aran, this was a couple that I wanted in my professional life: fun & professional with a strong sens of family, good morals and an enviable joie de vivre and love of travel - my ideal clients! I was therefore truly honoured to be asked to fly out to Galle Sri Lanka for almost a week to cover their whole wedding celebration. We started off at a cool beach club on the Thursday to welcome all the guests, with Henry's Mum giving a hilarious poem in her welcome speech! On the Friday after a bridal party rehearsal at and recce of the wedding venue, they had organised an amazing fiercely competitive polo match, well organised with branded team shirts and prizes - but instead of on horses it was in motorised tuk-tuks! Total pandemonium and hilarity for 3hours but Henry's team won handsomely and everyone looked forward to the big day on Saturday with renewed energy! On the Saturday I started photographing the boys at another beach club mucking about in the sea, then on to Frankie getting ready with her girls. Throughout the whole day, every time I looked through my camera lens I saw smiling faces, guests filled with love, one surprise after another - from the ceremony having a mixture of Buddhist Sinhalese and Jewish traditions, to local Sri Lankan drummers, dancers & fire-eaters, to individually personalised hand-drawn table place cards - and a party that rocked the dancefloor until well past 1am! No surprise then that everyone badly needed the recovery brunch party on the Sunday at another cool beach club - wonderful food, guest DJ, Henry's family in surprise branded t-shirts (my idea to get them to jump into the pool!) and fireworks at the end. It's difficult to express in a final few words just how much I enjoyed this wedding, the company of their guests and the warmth and hospitality Frankie & Henry in particular have shown me since we first met. It is, put simply, why I will always believe that I am blessed with the best job in the world.

Client Testimonial

"Paul, they are sensational. I’m so overwhelmed! Such beautiful photographs. I’m completely speechless! I have to get them all printed!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!" ~Frankie "These are incredible! Thank you so much. What an amazing highlights reel! We just want to do it all again. Not sure there’s going to be any wall space left in the house after we frame and hang all of our favourites! Not only did you expertly capture the best moments and underlying spirit of the weekend, you were also integral to the smooth flow of events and organization of your subject matter. We couldn’t have done it without you and we’ll be forever grateful for your enthusiasm, dedication and kindness." ~Henry

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