Emma and John’s garden wedding

October 2, 2012

There’s no place like home, so the saying goes. For Emma and John their home provided the perfect venue for their wedding. Just down the road from their local church and with a garden large enough for a marquee to celebrate in. Of course, organising your own wedding, in your own, house brings with it quite a lot of… well logistics!

Gate

Luckily, Emma’s sister was on hand as wedding planner in chief and everyone was mucking in to get the place ready.

Cat

Anyone for pancakes?

The Dress

The flowers came from Firenza Floral Design just down the road and added to the feel of the summer garden wedding.

The Flowers

 

Final preparations for the boys took place out on the street, before they headed up to the pub for a quick nerve settling beverage.

The Boys

Usher

Groom

The Boys

Back in the house Emma was getting herself ready.

Emma

Preparations

Shoes

It was soon time to head up to the road to the church where I saw a familiar face, Canon James Allison, who I met at Nicola and Simon’s wedding in Mytholmroyd. He said he remembered me as I had lay down at the end of the aisle to get the best angle as the couple left the church, a technique I’d be repeating today!

Ceremony

Canon James Allison

The Church

Down the Aisle

Confetti

Who needs wedding cars when the reception is just down the road. Emma and John led the way.

The Walk

Down the hill

The Neighbours

The Chicken

First through the gate and time for a quick portrait of the bride and groom.

Through the gate

I’ve never seen a cake quite like this! Inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

The Cake

The Table

In the garden

Guests in the Garden

Guests sit down for dinner

Some of the guests had to work for their meal, carving the meat at the table but they were rewarded with a commemorative apron.

Carving

After Dinner we took the opportunity to escape up the road for a few bride and groom shots in the late evening sun.

Portrait

Soon it was time to hit the dance floor.

Emma and John left for China the next day, leaving John’s parents with a clean up job and a half!

 

 

 

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