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Saturday 11 October - Offley Place

Pam and Tony

I first met Pam over seven years ago - at a wedding of course - and I was thrilled when she asked me to photograph for her and Tony at Offley Place. I even got to meet up with the bride and groom from 7 years ago!

wedding dress and shoes

brides makeup

Whilst the rest of the UK got rained on, Offley was in a bubble of sunshine which put everyone in a great mood. The conservatory looked amazing with tall pedestals of flowers, hurricane lamps and petals down the aisle - all done by a friend of the bride.

Offley Place

groom and bestman

conservatory set up for ceremony

Whilst Pam was chatting to the registrar I took some of the bridal party for some pictures. It was quite a family affair as Tony's children took on bestman and bridesmaid duties whilst Pam's son Finlay helped to walk mum down the aisle.

bridal party

Pam and Finlay

The ceremony was at 3.00pm which works up until the clocks change at the end of October. After that it gets a bit dark for the family photos! Pam and Tony's ceremony included several readings, with one by Finlay who did a great job.

ceremony entrance

ceremony

ceremony reading

exchange of rings

ceremony

signing the register

It was way too nice a day not to go outside for the drinks and photos although you'll notice that I tend to keep people on hardstanding at this time of year, otherwise I get complaints about ladies heels sinking into the grass. I even got to incorporate the long afternoon shadows into a photo of the bride and groom kissing.

all guests

family and bridesmaids

parents

bride and groom

By 5.00pm everyone was ready for some food. The conservatory had been transformed using the candle lamps and petals and I made sure the bride and groom got a first look before the guests were allowed in. During the speeches Pam's dad properly embrassed her with a montage of old photos before the bestman had everyone crying with his emotional words.

conservatory set up for wedding breakfast

bride and groom in conservatory

speeches

Pam's mum and a friend had made the cake - it was almost a shame to cut the masterpiece. Another friend provided the disco and I'm sure the party continued long after I headed off!

cutting the cake

staircase

firstdance

 

 

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