A London event planner got in touch in search of an event photographer to arrange lifestyle photography of a rather special birthday party in Blandford, Dorset. It was Edward’s 21st birthday and the theme was The Great Gatsby. The event was held in a private barn in rural Dorset, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The party included a drinks reception, candlelight dinner, a disco and live jazz music performed by The Gershwin Gang. Birthday party outfits were fabulous with vintage and contemporary 1920’s styling.
Edward’s Mother made a sensational speech, with fantastic humour. The reactions from Edward and the guests were wonderful to capture. Sparklers accompanied a surprise birthday cake and streamer cannons were set off during the disco. It was an absolute pleasure to document this very special occasion.
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