Talk about a chilled out couple, Annabelle and Amber were just that. A wedding with many different aspects, their Hitchen (ish) day was great fun from start to finish.
The day began in at their home where they were both getting ready. With only them two, makeup artist Helen from AlexanderWeddingBelles.co.uk and myself, the morning was a very relaxed start. Upstairs were the two dresses, hanging beautifully as if they knew I was coming, a perfect photo opportunity amongst many that morning.
Once ready to depart, Amber climbed into the driver's seat of their transport to the ceremony - a traditional ice-cream van (mine’s a 99 with flake please). Complete with the ice-cream van music aloud we made our way to the ceremony at the fabulous St Paul’s Waldenbury.
Now if you want a venue with history this is one to consider. Not only does it boast amazing gardens, a lake and long winding pathways, St Paul’s Walden Bury has a royal connection, I believe the Queen stayed there as a young girl.
Following an intimate ceremony with close family and friends, champagne was toasted on the patio before the guest set off to wander the grounds. This was a perfect opportunity to capture the newly weds who couldn’t stop beaming.
Then it was off to the the party at the The Three Horse Shoes in Hinxworth. As the ice-cream van pulled up outside with it’s music singing out, Amber and Annabelle were met with a cheer from a huge gathering of family and friends.
A marquee was set up in the garden of the traditional pub with trestle tables, beautifully simple floral decorations by The Flower Hut (Stotfold) ready for the already cooking hog roast. The weather held out, the drinks were flowing and the guests were all on great form all finished off with a packed dance floor and an amazing band (one of the best I’ve ever heard). A truly great wedding, one of my faves!