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Saturday 1 November - Shenley Cricket Centre

Michelle and Wayne

I know how much fun Michelle and Wayne are so their wedding was always going to be a laugh. I photographed for her sister a couple of years ago so it was like meeting up with old friends. I started the day with the girls getting ready at the Holiday Inn Elstree.

makeup

headband and shoes

lace up dress

A short drive down some country lanes, the boys were at Shenley Cricket Centre - looking very smart with their suits, braces, bow ties and personalised Converse trainers!

groomsmen

converse trainers

Michelle asked that all the guests stayed seated whilst she entered - whilst this is unsual it made sure that everyone could see. I loved the handshake between dad and Wayne as they got to the front and the whole ceremony was full of laughter. Mainly because Wayne fluffed some of his words, then one of the bestman claimed to have lost the ring and then it was a struggle to get it to fit!

entrance of bride - dad shakes hand

ceremony

ceremony smiles

exchange of rings - does it fit?

exchange of rings

kiss

I don't think any of us expected that the weather would be so warm and sunny in November. As such the drinks reception was held outside and I took advantage with the formal group photos as the trees were also still holding their leaves.

bridal party

bride kisses flowergir;

groomsmen and bridesmaids

bouquets

As the sun was started to dip, there was still enough light for the bride and groom to spend some time alone - just with me and videographer Jonathan playing gooseberry! Thankfully Michelle had thought ahead and got a furry wrap to keep her warm.

bride and groom kiss

groom jumps and clicks heels together

At Shenley they have different marquees for summer and winter. The winter option is attached to the main building so there's no need to go outside. Michelle had decorated everything in fushia and teal as per the wedding colourscheme with floating cala lillies and candles in tall vases.

winter marquee set up for wedding breakfast

Their cake was unlike anything I've seen before with one layer using Dolly Mixtures as decoration. However my favourite element of the whole day has to be the gingerbread man cake topper depicting Wayne.

wedding cake

cutting the cake

The evening began with Michelle and Wayne performing a medley of dance styles and moves - their jive was great - and then became a huge party complete with live band and fish and chip supper.

first dance

 

 

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