Erin and Joe got married at Priston Mill; a beautiful old water mill just up the road from me and an idyllic venue for an English Summer’s wedding. In the morning I went up the road to Erin’s family’s house, the hub of the pre-wedding planning, organisation and preparations! Erin, her family and bridesmaids were all getting ready with a variety of very cute babies around the place. Erin was having her hair done when I arrived and soon the flowers arrived courtesy of the lovely Lisa Elliot (http://www.lisa-elliott.co.uk/) and Erin and the girls got their beautiful flower crowns on; a great idea for bridesmaids managing children as it gives you both hands free!
Once everyone was ready, a few of the neighbouring children popped by to admire Erin and her real life princess dress! Then Erin and her Dad drove down (most of the way!) to the Mill in the family Morgan – how amazing to have a fantastic car like that to use for a wedding. At the mill, Joe and his brother and best man were greeting guests, including some family who had flown all the way from Tapei to be there. A wedding is such a huge one off occasion to bring together family and friends and I am always struck by the fact that the exact group of people will more than likely never meet up again.
Erin and Joe had written vows to say to each other and I don’t think I saw them not looking at each other and taking it all in once during the ceremony. Afterwards everyone enjoyed the drinks and canapés downstairs and we managed to dodge a few showers to get some pictures of Erin and Joe outside in the lovely grounds. Every time I went up and down the stairs I got a delicious waft from their ‘naked’ wedding cake, which looked absolutely scrummy with all the strawberries and flowers. During dinner, each table had a lovely looking selection of things to choose from which is a really nice, sociable way of having a wedding breakfast; I think the roast beef and Yorkshires were a real hit in particular!
Here are a few of my favourite images: