A trip across the countryside to the village of Chalden Herring and the home of Clare’s parents, a beautiful country cottage.
Clare was out at the hairdressers when we arrived and as planned she had left out all the accessories and the wedding dress for us to be able to get on. The flowers had also arrived and were absolutely gorgeous. The bridesmaid bouquets were designed by Helen Ffoulkes-Jones with blue Hydrangea which complimented the dresses perfectly.
Over at Kingston Country Courtyard the men were preparing for the day and we had Julian our third photographer covering this. Jaimie and the best man were travelling to the church in a classic Jaguar while the guests that were staying over at Kingston Country Courtyard made their journey in a red bus.
Clare took a slower pace to the church by walking with her Bridesmaids and parents with a piper leading the way which had been organised by her Dad as a surprise for her. The day had started with rain which thankfully had cleared for the bridal procession.
The ceremony was conducted by Rev Judy Hill to a church whose pews were full. The service was personal and meaningful. With the ceremony over and the registers signed Clare and Jaimie walked down the aisle and out of the church now as man and wife. The wind had picked up so a sheltered spot was chosen for the group photos before the couple walked down the church path to another classic car also owned by John, Clare’s dad which had been decorated with tin cans and ‘just married’ bunting.
We had planned to stop at Woolbridge for some photos while the guests made their way to the reception but the weather didn’t look as though it was going to hold so we headed back to the cottage to use the garden where we knew we could shelter if necessary. Just as we arrived the rain cloud burst and we took cover in the lobby while we waited for ut to pass. Our patience paid off and soon we were in the garden with a magnificent blue sky.
The guests arrive at the reception ahead of us and were treated to afternoon tea. Clare and Jaimie joined their guests, many had travelled from a far, places such as Ireland, America and Australia to name but a few to celebrate their day with them.
With a few photos around the gardens with the bridal party it was time for an overhead shot of everyone before they were invited in for the wedding breakfast. The cake was cut after the main course and just before the speeches as it was going to be used for dessert. The speeches were entertaining and Pete the bestman delivered an amusing speech which had the guests laughing (at Jaimie’s expense of course).
We would like to thank Clare, Jaimie and their families for their hospitality. We were well looked after, fed and watered.I haven’t had my crisps yet Jaimie but I’ll let you know what I think (and what Dave has to say)!
We wish Clare and Jaimie a long and happy future together.
We hope you enjoy these few images from the day. All of the images will be available to view in the client area of our website using the password provided once we have seen Clare and Jaimie when they return from honeymoon. If you wish to leave any comments or words of congratulations for the couple please do so by clicking on ‘leave a comment’ after the last image.