Amanda and Neil’s Wedding at St Mary’s Church, Lower Blandford St Mary and a Reception at The Crown Hotel Blandford
A short while ago when we had a spell of cold weather it looked as though Amanda would get her wish for a real winter wedding with maybe some snow but the weather turned mild again bringing more rain!
Amanda was getting ready at her Mother’s house which was only a short distance from the church. Unfortunately the plan to walk to church had to be changed as it was too wet even for that, so an unusual arrival at the church on a fire engine was planned.
We arrived to find Amanda having her hair done by Su a friend of hers and a previous Bride of ours whose wedding we photographed a few years back. With hair and make up complete and the flowers delivered it was time for Amanda to get into her lovely wedding dress. She was by this time getting that mixture of feelings of nerves and excitement.
We met Neil at the church with his Best Man Rob and Amanda’s brother Jon ahead of the guest arrivals for a few photos. Jon left to meet Amanda back at the house to accompany her to the church as he was giving her away. The fire engine arrived with lights flashing to signal the arrival of the Bride.
The bride’s arrival was signified by a piper who led the procession up the church path and into the church to the waiting congregation and Groom.
The ceremony was conducted in romantic candlelight with a traditional reading from Amanda’s Mother and an amusing poem ‘He Never Leaves The Seat Up’ by Pam Ayres read by Naomi. It was quite amusing listening to the guests trying to sing ‘The Lord Is My Shepherd’ to the theme tune of ‘The Vicar of Dibley’, although one couple did really quite well!
The family photos had to be taken inside the church as it was raining and quite cold after the ceremony. The guests then left while we had some time with Amanda and Neil in the church and as it stopped raining a few moments at the church door.
The new Mr and Mrs left for the Crown Hotel where the guests had enjoyed a glass of mulled wine and were waiting to shower them with confetti.
The reception room had been decorated beautifully with candles, lighted willow branches and tall vases. There was even a supply of slippers for the guests, a lovely touch especially for the girls who had been wearing high heels throughout the day!
The couple’s first dance even turned out to be unusual, it started as a traditional first dance which halted quite quickly before it turned into a rather energetic jig!
We wish Amanda and Neil all the very best for their future together and would like to thank them for the hospitality and for choosing us to be their photographers. We enjoyed being part of their day, such a lovely happy couple. it was also great to see Su and Simon again and to catch up with their news.
We are busy preparing their images from the day so while we are doing this we hope you enjoy these few images. All of the photos from the day will be available to view online as soon as we have finished editing and we have seen Amanda and Neil. The following link will take you directly to their online gallery within our client area. You will need the password provided in order to access the gallery.
In the meantime please leave any comments or words of congratulations for the couple by clicking on ‘leave a comment’ after the last image.
If you are getting married and looking for a wedding photographer in Dorset, (we are also happy to travel further afield) and need a wedding photographer please get in touch soon, our diary for next year is filling up fast.