The last wedding of the year took place on the 12th September. The bride and groom were determined to keep the celebrations very much a relaxed family affair and because of the careful planning beforehand this is what it was.
The marquee (www.wessexmarquees.co.uk) was decorated with amazing flowers in the blue, purple and cream theme chosen by the bride. They framed the entrance, climbed the pillars and filled baskets on the tables (www.rusticrose.co.uk) The company were so determined that everything should be fresh that they put the finishing touches to the arrangements on the day of the wedding. Blue napkins, beautifully folded as fans, on the tables completed the theme. (www.stalbridge-linen.com).
The tables were laid with the most amazing array of vintage china, glass and jugs. (www.sarahsvictoriouslyvintage.com)
The ceremony took place in the gazebo next door to the marquee and even a few drops of rain did not dampen the atmosphere.
Canapes on the lawn followed the ceremony while the bride and groom had their photographs taken by the groom's brother in the grounds. The canapes and the barbecue Wedding breakfast were both produced by Julian Else and his partner Heidi (www.hostaroast.com) Julian can be seen below plying his trade. A magnificent bar was put up in the marquee which sold a huge range of cocktails.
Pudding took the form of the most delicious looking and tasting chocolate and berry cake - firstname.lastname@example.org or 'Lisa Mellum Cake Creations' on Facebook. Each guest had a pot of honey by their place, decorated with a bee by the bride and groom. The honey came from the bees at Shillingstone House - email@example.com
Later, after the evening guests had arrived, the wedding party packed the dance floor, dancing to the music of a disco provided by GTR Disco and Entertainments www. gtr-disco.com . The music stopped at midnight and the bride and groom left for the night in a vintage mustang owned by the host at the B&B in Durweston where they were staying. This was a secret surprise by the groom for the bride! (http://www.53durweston.com/)
The celebrations continued the next day with family and friends returning for brunch.