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Party photographer – A midsummer party

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This week so me wearing the hat of party photographer!  I usually photograph weddings but on occasion, I  find myself photographing other events.  This party was to celebrate a wonderful ruby wedding anniversary.

Jane and David held a fantastic summer party at their gorgeous house.  I was delighted to be working with the amazing wedding planner Bernadette from Dream Occasions.  I’ve worked with Bernadette for a long time.  I know when ever she is involved, the event is going to be beautiful and a whole load of fun!

There was so much for me as a party photographer to shoot.  The afternoon was like an old-fashioned fate.  Stalls were set out around the garden with various games and events taking place.  There was a coconut shy, Splat the Rat, Get the ball into the bucket and even an angry birds game.  Adults and children alike had fun wondering around playing.  It was also nice to see a beautiful Victorian carousel, an ice-cream trike and Punch & Judy show too.

One of the highlights of the afternoon was watching the incredible Morris dancers that came along to perform at David and Jane’s party.  They were called The Morris Men of Little Egypt.  The music and dancing added to the fabulous atmosphere.

The Morris Men led everyone into the tipi’s for dinner.  The wonderful food was followed by a walk into the mystical wood for the children.  A story-teller recounted magical tales to wide eyed little ones as they investigated the woods, dimly lit with fairy lights.  Just gorgeous!!

The evening ended with dancing and music from the brilliant live band – Baregroove.

Here are some of my favourites from their day….

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The tipis looked great.

Splat the rat game

This little got the rat on her third attempt. Which was far better than some of the grown ups!

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Little Egypt Morris dancers at summer garden party

Little Egypt Morris Men made the afternoon full of old English atmosphere at this midsummer party.

Badges of the Little Egypt Morris Men

Little Egypt Morris dancers perform at summer party

Morris Men at midsummer party

Little Egypt Morris Men

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The guests enjoyed watching the morris dancers

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Morris dancers at ruby wedding

punch and judy show

The children loved the Punch & Judy show.

punch and judy at summer party

angry birds in real life

Summer garden Party

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I took some time out to shoot a few important family groups. It’s nice to do this when it’s so rare that everyone gets together.

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Little Eygpt Morris Men at summer party

The Morris Men lead everyone into the tipis.

inside tipis at ruby wedding

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children running in summer

I enjoyed shooting the fun outside.

woodland fairies

All of these little creatures were in the wood hiding. Waiting for the children’s magical woodland walk that followed dinner.

woodland gnomes and fairies

I love the little fairy door!

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The mystical woodland walk included a story-teller who recounted tales of fairies and gnomes to wide-eyed little ones. What a lovely idea.


The band Baregroove performed and the guests loved it.

dancing at summer party

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The tipis looked great and I couldn’t resist a final picture before I left for the evening.

full moon midsummer wicca wedding

After the mystical walk, ending with a spooky moon shot seemed very fitting.

 Congratulations Jane & David!

If you were a guest at their party you can view all the pictures by clicking here and entering the couple’s surname.

Kerry Morgan is a Party photographer based in Kent but travels all over the country to shoot weddings and parties.  As a Kent party photographer she attends all kind of events.  If you like to hire a party photographer and like the look of Kerry’s images – please get in touch!

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