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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Rachel and Richard

Rachel and Richard had such an enjoyable and laid-back day for their wedding.


 Rachel did her own hair and make up and had a beautiful flower crown that suited the relaxed, Bohemian feel of the day.





 Rain was threatening, with the forecast being for heavy rain from early to mid-afternoon; having a 2pm ceremony was cutting it fine! There were a few anxious people checking rain radar apps on their phones as the time approached.




 Jayne White conducted the ceremony.

 Sophie, one of the bridesmaids, sang after the certificate was signed.   It was a stunning performance and an emotional moment for everyone listening.


 With a few spots of rain starting to fall and an increasingly strong wind, we proceeded straight away to take the family group pictures.  We just got away with it!  As we finished, people retreated to the welcoming, dry interior of the Bella Luce.  Needless to say, we decided that it wasn't a good time to go and take pictures on the nearby cliffs!
 There was a great atmosphere inside.
 Colin Falla, who was playing the sax outside during the ceremony, also rapidly relocated indoors to continue playing.
 Rachel and Richard just seemed so comfortable together.
 The marquee was beautifully decorated and everyone moved in there for the meal, which meant braving the wind and rain.


 The inside out umbrella sums up the conditions nicely.
 Caught in the act...
 The rain was so heavy that people all moved closer to the top table so they could hear the speeches, giving the atmosphere a real sense of intimacy.


 No, this had nothing to do with Le Tour de France which only had 2 more days to go.  Instead, this was the T-shirt that literally got Richard noticed by Rachel on a night out when everyone else wore dark outfits!
 A warm up act for the first dance!


 I had never heard Stuck to the Ceiling play before, but they were amazing.  The lead singer certainly was enthusiastic and had everyone up on the dance floor.



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cleo & james

As we enter one of the busiest times of the year for weddings, we shared a lovely day with Cleo & James.

They got married at St. Joseph's Church and had the reception at The Old Government House Hotel.

Cleo got ready at her parents' house. The bright and clean decor gave us a lovely backdrop for some pictures.

Cleo had some gorgeous accessories, including a beautifully decorated veil which really added to her dress.






James got ready at his parents' house, alongside his and Cleo's son, Felix, who was an absolute delight all day.
 Got to gel that hair!




Felix strolled up the aisle without a fuss; it was a really sweet moment and impressive for someone so young.



 Canon Michael conducted a lovely ceremony in his normal, amiable manner.




 The OGH dining room looked quite splendid in the striking red and white colour scheme that the couple had chosen.




After the meal, Cleo went outside to receive a very special and unusual gift from James... a box of butterflies!  It was nice to see some native species, like the gorgeous peacock butterfly.




 What a lovely day, all the best for your future together.