Saturday 9 August
- Missenden Abbey
I met Amy and Nick at a wedding fair
and then they came to my house for an engagement photoshoot
which was great fun and I loved that they used one of the
photos on their tableplan. I started the day at Amy's parents
house with the girls getting ready.
The ceremony was held at Missenden Abbey
and was the most fun and emotional I've ever been to. The
bestman swopped the rings for Haribo sweets... even the registrar
was in on the act.
During the signing of the register, Amy's
sister and friends sang a Welsh hymn that had everyone crying!
No one was shy with the confetti at this
There's no shortage of lovely countryside
views, gardens and even a folly hidden at the Abbey. Perfect
for the bride and groom to get away from their guests for
a few minutes.
Amy's dad had brought his beach buggy
on site for some fun photos. Well it did match the wedding
colourscheme. All the kids used it as a climbing frame and
sit in toy.
A marquee had been put up next to the
Abbey for the reception which was decked out in blue and white
with rugby table names and rustic wooden centres. The cake
toppers were perfect copies of the bride and groom in respective
rugby shirts, with the wedding date as the numbers on the
Now I go to a lot of weddings, and unfortunately
hear the same phrases used in many bestman speeches. However
Gareth's was the best I have ever heard! Complete with school
masters gown, mortar board and cane he proceeded to give Nick
his school report (real facts and figures) plus interactive
tests and photo evidence. Just brilliant.