This pair met because of their shared love of Africa. Their wedding was beautifully traditional, but keep an eye out for some little details that give a quirky nod to their first meeting.
Andrea got ready at her family home with her sisters, bridesmaids, mum, dad and hair dresser. Paul, her Dad made bacon butties for everyone. And once they were ready Andrea and Paul hopped into the camper van for the journey through the beautiful rolling countryside to the church.
The couple got married in the church Andrea's family had been part of for years, and Tim got ready in a lovely old house just across the road from the church in Kington with all the lads and a full english. Malc made them pose in some wild flowers… doesn’t it all sound idyllic.
When they arrived Andrea and the bridesmaids were met by Andrea’s little nieces, the flower girls. Then her Dad walked her down the aisle to Tim and her brother who took them through their vows. Some very talented friends provided music for the service and the signing of the registers.
At the end of the ceremony there were refreshments served by some sweet ladies from the church while the guests joined us outside for some large group shots. There was a lot of confetti throwing as the couple got into the camper van and headed off for the reception with us hot on their heels. We stopped a few times on route for some photos of the two of them before some more family groups at Lyde Court.
There was a long receiving line from the sunshine into the banqueting room where guests found their seats at Safari animal themed table names. There were even place settings with safari animal shaped biscuits. When it was time for food guests served each other from large serving dishes and got chatting. There was laughter all around as people modelled play dough into gifts for the bride and groom.
It seemed a shame to cut the wedding cake which was 3 tiers with figurines of the bride and groom sitting at the top of a water fall which flowed all the way down the cake. Just as well they did cut it though, because it was very tasty!
The evening turned into a lovely summery night and guests sat around fire pits outside as the sun went down. The band struck up for the dancing and got everyone involved in their fun and fast barn dances. There was a whole mix of people getting stuck in- young musicians in the band and grandparents on the dance floor.
Tim & Andrea made their getaway into the darkness through a long tunnel of their friends and family.
If you're feeling nosey you can check out Tim & Andrea's engagement photos too.