I swear to Buddha I felt like I was in a Mumford and Sons music video while shooting this wedding.
The theme was Hipster meets Haight-Ashbury drizzled with a good mix of indie. The result was a lot of fun, a lot of love and a lot of booze.
May asked for this DCFC tune that fit perfectly with the wedding day. Enjoy!
Now on to the second half of the story .
We had the most spectacular grassy field as backdrop for the photo session with Mango Red after the ceremony. The green Volks Kombi (the bridal vehicle) also proved to be a great set piece.
Off we shot and off we went to the reception for the dinner and party. The program was over and the remaining guests were happily drinking and singing the night away.
I sat next to Mango Al. Wanting to ask what time we should take our leave.
Before I could ask he opened up the conversation mentioning that the Bride has been distraught since the start of the reception because of a lost diamond encrusted bracelet.
Wow. That is a bummer.
Just then and there, an Encyclopedia Brown moment hit me.
I asked: ”Al, can’t we take a look at your pictures and see the precise moment it went loose and fell off? I knew exactly where to start scanning pictures because I distinctly remember seeing Mango Ryan fix May’s sleeve during the pictorial and the moment I got nearly blinded by the diamonds. And so this – (all photos courtesy of MangoRed).
The bracelet, from here on in shall be referred to as Exhibit A, is clearly strapped to her right wrist. This was around 5:41 pm based on the camera time stamp.
We move to a different nearby location by 5:45. Yep. It’s still there.
That is the last to be scene of the article. By 5:48, nobody notices that Exhibit A has fallen off.
Elementary my dear Watson! (Benedict Cumberbatch not Downey of course). The bracelet must have fallen off between 5:45 and 5:48, within that perimeter!
Let’s go Al and Chinkie (the wedding planner)! Let us save the day and be heroes. Let us reclaim this lost treasure and make the bride happy again!
Easier said than done Sherlock!
The catch of course was that it was pitch black in the area and it was one big ol’ grass field. It was easy to keep our hopes up but the very real possibility of just stepping on cow shit was there!
Thank god for happy endings then! This ->
I’d love to brag that it took us until midnight looking for it, fighting off venomous snakes and tarantulas with cannibals on the prowl hiding in the bushes. But really, it ook us all of three minutes to find the glimmer of the diamonds using a couple of video lights.