Think it as the bright light through the shutters that woke me at 6 a.m., but by 7:15 I had given up on sleep and rose (well my alarm was set for half past). We all gradually emerged for breakfast, including Steve, the groom, who last night had been too highly strung to be able to eat, this morning he seemed fine.

We’ve now a few hours to kill before meeting in the lobby to head down to the wedding. I’m in two minds as to whether to wear a tie. We’ve been told to dress how we want, including jeans and t-shirt so I might be the only person aside from the groom in a suit. It’s only 28 degrees here so I’m tempted, but it will get hotter later on and my pockets might be filled with spare lenses – not sure I want to take the camera bag with me.