The weekend before Christmas saw me do back to back weddings. My last blog post covered the Elvetham wedding of Gemma and David, this one took place the day before and was the Great Fosters wedding of Georgina and Oliver. The shortest day of the year was coupled with rain which made the conditions pretty challenging but there it didn’t put a dampener on this fantastic wedding. I’ve covered both winter and summer weddings at Great Fosters and it really is a great ‘all year’ venue. The action started in the Fountains room where Georgina was being prepared by the ever superb Amy of Bedazzling before the action moved on to St Marys Church in nearby Thorpe, which I’ve also been to a few times now and is one of the most accommodating churches I’ve experienced in terms of being allowed to take photos (all thanks as always to Father Damian). I learned that one way to get the congregation laughing is to get the groom’s name wrong during the service, in this case using his middle name instead…
Although the weather had been far from great throughout the morning, the rain stopped in time for the bridal party to arrive without the need for umbrellas although it had returned in time for the return trip back to Great Fosters. Reception drinks were had in the painted hall before dinner and speeches which were in the Tithe Barn. I’d noticed the best man on more than one occasion pacing around practicing his speech and put it down to the usual nerves, what we were actually treated to was something pretty special as he took to the stage and sung his speech with the use of a keyboard. It was a first for me after some 70 odd weddings and I have to say it was the most original and entertaining best man’s speech that I’ve seen to date. Superbly done and a huge amount of laughter, textbook stuff.
Shortly afterwards it was down to the cake cutting, followed by the bouquet toss and then the first dance. Another great winter wedding and one that I thoroughly enjoyed throughout. Here’s the selection from the day, please feel free to hit the like and share buttons and pin/tweet to your heart’s content or leave a message below. I’ll be sharing some more photos soon over on my Facebook page so please go and hit the like button there to keep up to date with all my work.
I’ve got a break from weddings now until March although I’ll be busy doing other stuff between now and then, I’ll hopefully get the 2013 review up sometime in the next few weeks! Dates are filling up fast for the remainder of 2014 now so if you want more information about what I do please visit the wedding information page, or visit the portfolio page where you can see more examples of weddings I’ve covered previously.“WOW, thank you so much – they look incredible. We just got back from our honeymoon on Saturday so it was a lovely treat to come back and enjoy looking at the photos.”