CHRIS AND LYDIA’S WEDDING
Lydia got ready at her parents house, with the most wonderful cooked breakfast prepared by her parents. Her sister helped with make up then her Mum helped her into that spectacular dress. She choose jewellery that Chris had gifted her during their relationship.
Chris and the guys got ready together with his parents. The sweet twin daughters of one of groomsman were around as well, a really good distraction from wedding morning nerves! Once they were ready the guys headed to the church (Canford Magna Parish Church) to welcome the guests.
Lydia and her Dad arrived in a gorgeous vintage wedding car, then walked down the aisle of this incredible, historic church. The vicar lead Chris & Lydia through their vows and the exchange of rings. Then friends led the prayers, brought readings, gave the sermon and led the singing. Their parents were their witnesses as they signed the register, then processes outside. They stopped by the church door and their guests lined up to greet them, and sprinkle them with handfuls of confetti.
Refreshments were served in the church hall as we gathered the families for photos. Then we headed down to the river for some photos of the newly weds. Before it was time to head off, the driver of their wedding car popped open some bubbles for them to drink on the journey.
We followed them to the Orangery Suite at Merely Court for the reception. There was time for them to have a few moments on their own as we took a few photos around the amazing grounds. The guests arrived and got to stuck into various games all over the garden. Crazy golf, table tennis, giant chess and the climbing frame to name but a few.
The hog roast was served up and guests gathered in the marquee to eat, chat and listen to the speeches. Then they cut the wedding cake and laid out cheeses for a help yourself dessert buffet.
Everyone relaxed around the gardens, enjoying a lovely evening chatting away until it was time to send Chris & Lydia off on their honeymoon.