Lynne & Steve had been together a very long time before finally tying the knot – 20 years after first getting together! So this day had to be something quite special, I think it did just that!
I see a lot of blogs and boards on Pinterest etc. about DIY weddings – making your own favours and details for the day. Well, Lynne makes dresses for a living, not only did she make her she own dress, but she made the Bridesmaid’s dresses too! Impressive! The little sewing kit in my bag was not going to be needed on this day!
The theme’s colours of slate grey and yellow were reflected in the Bridesmaid’s dresses and the bouquets – beautiful springtime daffodils accompanied by Gypsophila or Baby’s Breath.
Bagpipes led Lynne down the aisle at their local – All Saint’s Church, Highams Park in London – where Steve was waiting with his son and best man James.
Service was beautiful, I may have shed a tear – it’s the bagpipes! And the Reverend even wrote his words of wisdom with our rocker Bride & Groom in mind – using song titles. I should have recorded it – he somehow got ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ into his speech, along with many others!
After a few shots of the Bridal party outside the church we headed onto Crondon Park, a venue I’m very familiar with – lovely staff, fantastic food, always a pleasure to work there. Our couple chose a relaxed approach, plenty of seating and a buffet, then onto the speeches led by Lynne’s brother Ian, followed by our Groom, and lastly the best-man.
After a quick room tidy and table change-around we were onto the first dance and the party, Lynne & Steve had asked me to stay a while after but I didn’t know why – until Steve ripped his shirt off revealing an AC:DC t-shirt, grabbed a guitar and jumped on stage! Steve threw out loads of plectrums to his crowd – in true rockstar fashion!
Wonderful day, wonderful venues and a fantastic crowd of people!