Last Sunday I had the pleasure of photographing Andy and Chris’ civil partnership at Priston Mill near Bath. When I arrived at the mill, their wedding planner Jane was hard at work putting the finishing touches to the room which already looked fantastic and had lots of really personal touches including local ciders and ales as favors for guests and sticks of rock decorated in their theme colours.
Andy and Chris had decided to arrive in real style so there were a few guests keeping their eyes peeled outside for them despite the cold weather. Chris arrived first in a Rolls Royce shortly followed by Andy in a Bentley – both having enjoyed champagne en route and looking forward to the day ahead.
Chris’ little niece Georgia looked a delight in her flower girl dress as did Andy and Chris’ sisters Rachel and Siobhan, Emma and Kate who were all wearing gorgeous prom style blue dresses. We also had probably the youngest wedding guest I have ever seen – little 2 day old Mason with mum Emma. She must have been the envy of a lot of the female guests looking so good 2 days after giving birth!
Kate and Emma both read during the ceremony and there weren’t a lot of dry eyes as Andy and Chris said their vows. Looking quite emotional themselves during the ceremony, I think Andy and Chris were pleased to be handed a drink as soon as the ceremony ended and they headed out to the garden with their guests as the sun put in an appearance.
Andy and Chris had arranged for Luisa, a fantastic caricaturist to wander around and sketch guests during the drinks reception, so there were some amusing moments as guests were given their cartoon selves! It was soon time for the meal and guests made their way inside for the wedding breakfast and speeches.
After the meal, there was plenty of time for fun in the playground behind the mill which seemed to appeal to some of the older guests as well as the children!
Wedding planning: https://sites.google.com/site/individualitybyjane
Flowers: The Gallery Wrington (01934 863564)
Toast Master: www.davidreadtoastmaster.co.uk
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