Samra & Harry got married just as summer nights gave way to crisp Autumn mornings. Many friends and family had travelled from around the world and they were treated to the perfect quaint little English village church for the ceremony and a very British garden reception. Harry’s parents live just across the road from the church, they hosted the men in the morning, the party in the afternoon and even had another gathering the next day.
Samra’s Mum and Aunty were on hand in the morning to help find the perfect hair style, the bridesmaids got ready around her and her brother whisked us all off to the church on time in his hire car. Two priests greeted the bridal party, an Anglican and Catholic complimentary team who lead them down the aisle and through the service. The congregation chuckled at the couples choice of readings and joined in, cautiously at first, with the sing-a-long rendition of You are my Sunshine.
Guests spilled out of the church and formed a long tunnel for the newly weds. Lead by their bagpiper they went back across the road where canapés and champagne awaited them and their guests. There was time to chat and take group photos before everyone was seated in the large marquee.
The speeches kicked off with the Father of the Bride, who embarrassed her reading out the message from her fathers day card. Then the Groom with a heap of gratitude, the chief bridesmaid who was funny and the best man who amused the whole crowd with a chubby childhood photo of the groom. The couple cut the cake and then dinner was served. Guests pulled crackers and donned paper Christmas hats. The room filled up with magic bubbles (which take a long time to pop).
The Rebel Party Band brought the party- stepping aside to allow a couple of tracks of traditional Ethopian and Scottish songs complete with traditional dancing. The photo booth got in the swing of things too- with lots of our props making their way on to the dance floor to join in the fun.
There was a brief pause as guests took a break outside by the fire pit then they danced on into the night.