Vanquis Bank Summer Party

June 04, 2016

I had an amazing time photographing Vanquis Bank’s summer party at Kew. It kicked off at the Princess of Wales Conservatory, where guests were greeted by music from three members of the ever-popular “Wandering Hands”. iPad caricaturist Will Kevans kept guests amused, and magician Dan Farrant added sparkle. Dan showed me an incredible trick where he turned old foreign notes into brand new £20’s - if only I could do that!

Guests were then taken by the Kew Explorer to the Orangery which looked stunning, having been beautifully decorated with a tropical theme complete with palm tree projections and striking table decorations.

The Caribbean theme continued to bring sunshine to the party, and carried on even in the food with mouth watering red snapper and punchy jerk chicken supported by a huge range of delicious salads and sides, all lovingly created by the talented Richmond Caterers.

Once the meal was over Wandering Hands went from 3 to 5 members and truly got the crowd rocking. At one point the lead singer started singing amongst the crowd and the crowd starting dancing around the band, which got really confusing!

I left with the party still going strong and tropical warmth and light inside the Orangery guaranteeing a holiday atmosphere, despite the unseasonably chilly summer night.

A great theme for a great occasion. 

 

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