Penny’s family stayed in a house swap in the run up to the wedding and were well and truly settled in when we arrived. The girl-team got ready in the gorgeous airy kitchen with hair and make up ladies to pamper them. Flower-girl Meredith ran around, playing with the cat and helping Nom with photos. We made use of the gorgeous garden for pictures of the bridesmaids together before we headed to the wedding. 

Chiltern Open Air Museum is the perfect spot for a wedding in our books. It’s full of reconstructed historic buildings with loads of character. It was really fun to arrive in the wedding car and see members of the public excited to spot the bride.

It was an emotional ceremony. The space was decorated beautifully with flowers and a harpist set a sweet tone. Guests filled the tiny barn with people seated on the balcony and kids sitting on the stairs for a better view. After Ken and Penny exchanged their vows her Dad lead some surprise singing which was so much fun. We waved them down the aisle with homemade ribbon wands and all headed outside where drinks were served by the lovely museum staff. We clicked away some family group photos. There was even a chance to explore some of the buildings for pictures with the Bride and Groom.

When it was time for the wedding picnic guests moved through to the marquee. They tucked into sandwiches and cakes on vintage china and enjoyed the speeches.

Ken and Penny hired a dukebox for some dancing tunes. Guests got their boogie only pausing briefly to enjoy the hog roast and photo booth. All too soon it was time for them to leave, Ken & Penny set off into their married life through a tunnel of friends and well wishes.

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Engagement Photos

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