So I think I had the shortest ever journey to a wedding for Jo and Marcus’ wedding as Marcus’ family are my next-door neighbours in Bishop Sutton! It was lovely to wander up the lane to see Jo, who was getting ready with the girls in the holiday let they have there in the garden (a perfect set up for all the pre-wedding goings on!). Jo and Marcus had gone for a relaxed country theme with plenty of cowboy (and cowgirl!) boots about….I spotted some used as beautiful flower containers and a slightly newer pair for Jo to wear under her wedding dress! Jo’s two little nieces couldn’t wait to get their dresses on and even had a little try on of Jo’s veil (attached to a cowgirl hat of course!).
Over at the church in Hinton Blewett, which is just up the hill from Bishop Sutton, Marcus and his brothers were greeting guests at church and trying to keep the nerves at bay. I loved the milk jug style flower pots and apple crates outside church. I am a bit of an apple crate fan myself (shoe storage, bathroom bits and bobs?!) and thought they looked perfect for Jo and Marcus’ rustic country wedding theme. Jo arrived in a camper van and it was time to go into church. There were quite a few wet eyes during the ceremony (including mine!) and afterwards, we drove down to the reception in Marcus’ family field right next to Chew Valley Lake. There was a marquee decorated with lots of beautiful foliage and sunflowers and tables laden with Pimms – an idyllic setting for a Summer wedding.
After drinks and some pictures with Jo and Marcus down by the lake, the wedding breakfast was a lovely spread of breads, cheeses and chutneys and all the guests tucked in. Pudding came courtesy of our local ice cream company, Chew Moos, in a little bicycle pulled ice cream van – what a great idea! There were several flavours to choose from and the the orange and chocolate I had was delicious! Later on Marcus’ sister who is a talented guitar player and singer sang and, as I love acoustic guitar music, I really enjoyed listening to her. There were a few rain showers but then the weather cleared and the boys played a spot of football before the dancing started.
Here are some of my favourite pictures from their day: