Kelly & Phil’s wedding has to be the most fun wedding I have been to. They created a very fun, very ‘them’ day, full of quirky details, silly moments, and most important of all they had a brilliant time of it. They got married at Taplins Place in Hartney Witney, on a beautiful sunny day. Kelly arrived in a van, from Kelly Van Hire of course, while Phil and the guests sat down on the patio for the outdoor ceremony. As Paul McCartney’s The Frog Song played out Kelly’s bridesmaid walked up the aisle, followed, much to everyone’s surprise by a willing volunteer riding a giant duck. (ok so the pictures explain this better) After an emotional and funny ceremony, everyone enjoyed drinks in the garden, with kids and adults alike having a go on the bouncy castle.
Inside, the room was set up with a sweetie buffet, origami cranes, bunting, and the self professed Best Table Plan in the Whole World. Fact. I loved that Phil and Kelly named their table’s after things they like, such as Reading Festival, Red Dwarf, Dinosaurs, Cats and the Rik Mayall Appreciation Society. After speeches, the cutting of the porkpie cake, photos in a field and some sour sweets, it was time for the evening reception. Instead of an evening buffet, guests could get something from the kebab van. Libby and I had a hilarious evening with the Photobooth set up in the summerhouse, and everyone rocked out to the band, including a little performance from the groom himself.
Due to the fact I spent literally half my day laughing, and for this to still be ‘work’, this was perhaps one of The Best Weddings in the Whole World. Fact.
Lucy and Shay got married at St Osmunds Church in Salisbury with their reception in a marquee at Lucy’s parents farm. Having the reception at home is a great idea if you can do it, giving total control over the food, entertainment, decorations etc without being bound by the rules and restrictions of a hotel or venue (except the rules of mum and dad obviously) Everyone had done a fabulous job of arranging everything, with Lucy’s mum even making the gorgeous pink floral arrangements and cupcake wedding cakes.
We were so incredibly lucky with the weather that day. After the ceremony the married couple exited to a sunny August day, and then just as we set foot inside the marquee the heavens opened and we thought that would be it. Luckily, we got some well timed breaks for family photos and bride and groom portraits before everyone settled down in the dry for the BBQ wedding breakfast. There were few dry eyes during the speeches, Shay’s sister, the best lady, did a brilliant job to deliver her speech. To kick the evening off guests got up on the dancefloor for some line dancing before partying to the disco into the early hours. The rain did mean one potential disappointment- the bouncy castle was out of action. However a determined few towelled it off and in the evening they got their go. Lucy has to be the most carefree bride ever, somersaulting on the bouncy castle, not worrying about the white dress and hair do. Love that attitude, weddings should be fun! Congratulations Mr & Mrs Lynch!
Here is a selection of picures from the day, the full gallery is now online for friends and family here.
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I like to blog just one sneak preview from each wedding before I get down to editing and it couldn’t be anything but this one really. Any bride that does somersaults in her wedding dress on a wet bouncy castle needs some recognition.
Lucy and Shay, Congratulations!
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