Hot on the heels of Niel’s 90th birthday party blog post yesterday, comes Charles’s slightly more youthful but still important 50th birthday party!
I was delighted to be asked to cover Charles’s 50th party just prior to the New Year, down at the amazing Grand Hotel in Brighton. It was great to see Charles and Joanna, having covered their wedding at Hotel du Vin in Tunbridge Wells a few years prior (Here’s part 1 of their lovely snowy wedding if you fancy a nosey).
I started the evening with details of the Grand, the room and all the little details, before Charles and Joanna made their way down to the room. Champagne was served during the guest arrivals as the guests wished Charles a happy birthday, before it was time for everyone to be seated for dinner. The Christmas crackers, jokes and hats were a lovely touch!
After dinner, Charles’s father kicked off the speeches with some very heart-felt words about him. Being nosey, it was great to hear the story of how he had built up a very, very successful software company. It was also great to hear that he’d found the missing part of his puzzle – the lovely Joanna – and they were so happy together! Charles then replied with a great speech of his own, before it was time for the live music to start. The dancing was soon in full-swing, so after capturing enough shots, it was time for me to head home!
Here are some of my favourite shots from the evening!
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All photographs copyright David Burke Photography 2015