I am a strong believer in doing things “your way”, there are so many “rules” and traditions that surround weddings that you can get so caught up in pleasing other people or doing the right thing that you can forget what it is all about, the two of you promising to love each other, for the rest of your lives, in front the people that are important to you.
There wasn’t much that was traditional about Sue & Stuart’s wedding. Firstly it was at 11am on a beautiful bright Sunday morning. An early start for us all but they planned their day around their family. With little Emily to consider a 2pm ceremony would have been right in the middle of her afternoon nap. No 3 course meal for the children to have to be on their best behaviour through, but instead a delicious buffet Sunday Lunch. Table were named after Emily’s favourite toys which were kept company by lovely arrangements from Planet Flowers. The afternoon was finished off with the most amazing afternoon tea in the form of a Dessert Buffet from Heather’s Cakes, I don’t think the children could quite believe their eyes when they saw so many lovely treats laid out for them.
The atmosphere was so laid back and relaxed as everyone joined to watch Sue make her way down the aisle, she was so excited and they both grinned from ear to ear through out the whole ceremony. Instead of traditional poetry one of Sue’s, close friends Ali read from Elizabeth Taylor’s autobiography about her love for Richard Burton, a really lovely piece. The day was all too much for Emily, who slept her way through the whole ceremony (and champagne reception), oblivious that Mummy & Daddy were becoming Mr & Mrs Reid!
I hope everything was just as you wanted it too be, I couldn’t think of a nicer way to spend a Sunday afternoon. It is such a shame that Emily will be too young to remember your wedding, but I hope these images will bring back many memories of a really happy day that you can share with her in years to come.