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Wednesday 10 August - Sheene Mill

Emma and Alex

It's not often I photograph on a Wednesday, in fact I think this was my first wedding in the middle of the week! Emma and Alex wanted to keep things small and informal so anyone who got an invite should count themselves very lucky. The couple also shunned some of the usual traditions in that up until Emma put her dress on, they were organising everything together from the top floor rooms with Alex running backwards and forwards with instructions and tasks to do.

venue sign

Sheene Mill

Sheene Mill

dress and shoes

bride hair

An outdoor wedding is so rare these days that I always expect ceremonies to be moved indoors. So, I was excited when the day turned out beautiful. The simple flowers looked lovely in hung jars but the impressive bit was the curtain of carnations hung around the pagoda on transparent thread. With the sun shining, the strewn petals were a very last minute addition to the aisle ... mainly because I spotted the bag full of them almost as Emma was due to make her entrance.

ceremony setup

ceremony setup

groom and flowergirl

entrance

flowergirls

entrance

ceremony

ceremony

ceremony

ceremony

ceremony

signing the register

With two little flowergirls to keep entertained there were a couple of bubble machines and enough mixture to keep them going all day!

bubbles

sat on bench

kiss

The couple had photographed preparations for the big day, including the production line that was making the jam given to each guest with their names on it. They'd then produced a photobook detailing all the build up so that everyone could see the time, effort and fun they'd had planning and making everything. An unexpected guest tried to get into the wedding breakfast during the speeches. Will the resident swan made it very clear that he wanted to be involved by tapping on the window and then coming in through an open door. Shooeing out a swan is something new to add to my reportoire!

wedding breakfast

table details and cake

Will the swan

After the meal, guests were able to chill on the terrace before heading home. With it being a mid week small wedding the couple didn't have a evening party or disco but to end the day I took them across the road for some final photos. On our way back from the fields a guy approached us and asked whether we'd like to borrow the 'Roly Poly' for some photos. It took a while to twig that he meant his Rolls Royce which he parked up at the front of the hotel and left with us for a good 30 minutes. Amazing!

field

doorway

car

 
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