We met Kelly and her bridesmaids at Level in Wallisdown to start the day. Hair and make-up was underway, it was all hands to the pump, the stylist, assistant and beautician worked as a team to ensure that the girls were on time.
We went on ahead of the girls to photograph the dress, shoes etc. The girls soon joined us for some final preparations and lunch before getting into their dresses.
After some photographs in the garden we went on to meet Alex, Ben (the Bestman) and Baba, Mark & Mike (the Ushers) at Parley Manor where today’s ceremony and reception were to take place.
A memorable part of the service was when the registrar asked Alex if he would take Kelly to be his lawful wedded husband! This brought a great deal of laughter and a smile to everyone’s face.
The band played as the couple left through a guard of honour to a drinks reception in the gardens.
After a short while we went on to take the formal group photos. Dave climbed out onto the conservatory roof to take the photo of everyone and then we went off with the bridal party for a few photos and were left with Alex and Kelly for a short while for some photos of just the two of them.
The guests greeted Alex and Kelly for the wedding breakfast of roasted hog which was delicious!!!!!!!
The speeches followed, Norman (Kelly’s Dad) was reminiscent of his marriage to Maureen and their wedding day which caused quite a few laughs!! Alex’s speech kicked off with ‘my husband and I’ and more laughs followed with the speech from Ben the Bestman.
The first dance was not the usual ‘hugshuffle’ it contained some twirls, spins and some shimmys…… Well done Alex and Kelly it was really good.
Alex and Kelly are on honeymoon in Kenya on Safari.
We wish them all the very best for their future together.