We found the dress hanging up and the accessories laid out neatly so got on with photographing them while Rachel was having the finishing touches to her hair and make-up.
Rachel was soon in her dress and ready early so we made the most of the time that we had with her before leaving to meet Steve, Simon, Mike & Mark at St Georges in Oakdale.
Bob (Rachels Dad) was very proud walking her down the aisle. Steve turned to watch Rachel make her way down to the alter to meet him and I’m sure we saw a tear in her eye. A very emotional moment for the couple.
After the ceremony the group photographs were taken in the church grounds. We then went on to visit Peggy (Rachel’s Nan) who couldn’t make the wedding for a couple of photographs. Peggy offered some advice to Steve and Rachel about marriage. I think Steve got the better deal!!!
We then went on to Boscombe beach/pier for some photos of the couple before making our way back to The Chine Hotel gardens. Steve lifted Rachel up into a firemans hold to whisk her off to join their guests for the wedding breakfast.
A little while after the first dance the guests were invited to join the couple in the hotel gardens for a fire show. Quite spectacular, ‘dangerous’ and somewhat different.
Rachel and Steve are now on honeymoon in Crete at the St Nicholas Bay Resort hotel. Rachel was the lucky winner of a competition in the Wedding Ideas magazine and they will be spending at least two nights in a 3 bedroom villa which comes with a butler and pool!!!!!!!!!!!
Another 5 nights half board in the hotel is included and they will be enjoying such things as a Gala dinner with lobster, seafood and wine, a greek night with a barbecue dinner, an A la Carte dinner with aperitifs, champagne and wine. A fabulous massage and jacuzzi and complimentary use of the gym, sauna and steam bath. Wow what a honeymoon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are sure that they are going to have the most fantastic time.
We wish Steve and Rachel all the very best for their future together and look forward to seeing them again soon.