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Friday 22 August - Missenden Abbey

Anna and Alistair

Two weeks after photographing at Missenden Abbey for the first time, I was back again for the wedding of Anna and Alistair. Whilst their ceremony was held at the local church, Anna got ready at the Abbey which went so smoothly that she was ready well ahead of schedule!

Missenden Abbey


bouquet and bride ready

bride and mum

Many guests simply walked to the church and back - although I admit to taking the car due to the amount of kit I carry around - Anna and her dad arrived in a really cute vintage car. During the ceremony Alistair's sister sang and it was like being transported back to the 1940's as she has an amazing voice.

groom and bestman

bridesmaids at church

bride arrives


exchange rings


On exiting the church I used the side doorway for the more formal photos and a lovely bench for the bride and groom to sit on. Although as you will see, wearing a veil coupled with a little breeze can make for some interesting moments.

exit church

bridal party

veil covers groom


Back at the Abbey we stopped for a drink and some photos with the car before taking a stroll around the grounds... and a spot of croquet along the way.

bride and groom at Abbey

bridal party jump

bride and groom on Abbey tree

bride and groom at folly

Speeches were done from the stairs in the garden room as the restaurant is split over two rooms. So after childhood and university stories were recounted, I got all the guests on the lawn for a group photo - the quicker they got the photo done - the quicker they got their dinner!

all guests

restaurant set up for wedding breakfast

table flowers and chair

Not ones for a standard disco, Anna and Alistair decided on a ceilidh for the evening entertainment. The good thing with this is that you get told what to do throughout but it can get really messy at times which adds to the fun.

ceilidh dancing

ceilidh dancing

Abbey doorway at night



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