For my very first post I thought I would share with you our wonderful wedding photos all taken by the very lovely (and very talented) Chloé Browne at Caught the Light. Chloé did an incredible job being photographer extraordinaire on our big day, I really cannot praise her enough.
It’s SO incredibly hard editing your own wedding. Admittedly, I’m not very good at it… we have hundreds of pictures and with so much choice there maybe quite a few photos posted! I promise this blog wont be all about me but there will be lots of info posted on our wedding in the coming weeks – including all the trials, tribulations, laughter and tears! I will share with you all the details, decorations and our incredible suppliers. So here it is, our wedding…
We instantly fell in love with Sheldon Manor, as we drove along the tree lined driveway it revealed the stunningly beautiful Wiltshire stone manor house set at the top of tiered gardens and lawns, with it’s 13th century stone porch and tiny 15th century chapel it was incredibly unique. It had all the rustic charm we were looking for plus we were able to hire the entire venue for the weekend and our wedding party could stay all together in the cottages within the grounds.
We married in June 2012 in the stunning Wiltshire countryside and awoke to a beautiful sunny morning. This was a huge relief as somehow we managed to get married during the wettest June on record and it was touch and go as most of our reception was planned outside! Our luck didn’t last all day as it poured with rain during the evening, by which point fueled with happiness and champagne we couldn’t care less!
Rich spent the morning with the boys, drinking champagne, laughing and crying (happy tears!).
We bought a silver heart shaped Victorian pill box that I got engraved with our names and date of the wedding to put our rings inside and I got Rich a watch as a present to open on the morning, but forgot the batteries! He wore it anyway and had no concept of time all day!
How cute are my little flower girls? They were so adorable and loved being princesses in their little whimsical dresses and flower crowns. I’m amazed how calm we all look, it was actually chaos believe it or not.
Rich and I said ‘I do’ in a beautiful little Victorian church on top of a hill overlooking the picturesque Wiltshire countryside. We loved the simplicity and privacy of the little church, we filled it with flowers and lots of candles (surprise, surprise!!).
We both love vintage cars and in-keeping with the day hired a gorgeous white Citroen DS to take my Dad and I to the church.
Walking into the candlelit church and seeing all of our families and very best friends was so overwhelming. I was so nervous beforehand but I felt so calm and ecstatically happy in the church. Rich was the complete opposite and couldn’t stop crying: happy tears though! My Dad read a poem he had written for us during the service which was so lovely and personal.
Following the ceremony the boy drove us to the reception in a beautiful Austin Healey 3000 Mk iii and he didn’t stall it!
Hope you enjoyed the images so far. To see Part 2 click here…