Wednesday, 29 December 2010
A Hedsor House wedding in the snow - Kate and Ian
After much thought, Kate and Ian decided to call short their day to be the ceremony only, followed by mince pies and mulled wine before those guests that had made it could head off again and beat the snow. In the end (and rather miraculously) almost all of Kate and Ian's guests ploughing their way to Hedsor House to witness Kate and Ian get married, travelling from as far away as Inverness!
Suddenly, the wedding was back on and a plan made. Family and friends jumped into a 4x4 and headed to Sainsbury's before returning back to Hedsor with food. That evening, guests enjoyed a proper sit down wedding breakfast of hams, cheeses, crisps and various tasty nibbles, followed by a dessert selection of Quality Streets and Ferrer Roche!
There were thoughtful, fun speeches and toasts to the bride and groom followed by a fabulous, full of energy cèilidh. Whilst the hired cèilidh band could not make it, a friend and talented bagpiper got guests up on their feet to get the party going followed by a laptop of party tunes that had the party dancing the night away.
In the end, most people staying until midnight to party before telling me as they left, "we may have to walk across the fields to get home. But that's OK".
Along with many of those who made it to Kate and Ian's day, Lisa and I were also stranded for the night and so we found a B&B to sleep in before heading back to our car on Sunday morning where, with the help of Kate's family, we had to dig our car out the snowy drive and eventually make our way home to London.
Kate and Ian, what an amazing day! Through it all you kept on smiling and had the most perfect wedding. One where love and friendship was the most important presence and I wish you both lots of love and every happiness in your life together as Mr and Mrs!
A huge thank you to Lisa Brown who second shot for me on the day. One of your first weddings it was certainly an eventful one and you were just amazing throughout it all! Also a huge thank you to make up artist Katrina and her now husband who drove Lisa and I through the snow to get us to the ceremony venue. Anyone getting married in the South of England looking for a make up artist, I cannot recommend her highly enough!