Saturday 7 March
- St George's Thriplow & The Manor Barn Harlton
An absolutely beautiful spring day was
on hand for the celebrations of Kathryn and Rob in Cambridgeshire.
As I'd travelled up in plenty of time, and Kathryn didn't
want any getting ready photos, I first stopped off at the
reception venue and helped out with some setting up. Then
it was a quick drive to the church to meet Rob and see the
guests arriving followed by the bride in 'Hilda' the camper
Breaking with tradition, Kathryn walked
down the aisle on her own. To many brides this would be a
scary endevour but she mastered it with elegance and calm!
The pew ends each had a jam jar attached filled with spring
flowers adding a riot of colour to the church.
With the afternoon light fading, and
shadows getting longer, I captured some family groups and
bridal party photos at the church. As always, a few guests
got carried away with the confetti but they hadn't checked
the breeze so actually it covered them rather than the bride
Back at the barn the full effect of Migle's
work was on show. The daffodil tableplan ladder and table
centres featuring a mix of herbs, bulbs and cut flowers worked
perfectly in the rustic setting. I hope the sunflower seed
growing competition has now begun in ernest amongst the families.
I've been to a couple of Italian weddings
before so know full well the tradition that if everyone chinks
their glasses then the bride and groom have to kiss. Thing
is ... the kids cottoned onto this very quickly and delighted
in hardly giving Rob and Kathryn any opportunity to eat let
alone catch a breath apart from during the speeches!
The couple choose to have a 'cheese'
cake which was then served with biscuits as the evening buffet,
alongside a range of homemade Italian specialities. All of
which proved very popular and helped ensure everyone had plenty
of energy for the ceilidh dancing that followed!