Penny & Matt

Penny & Matt's wedding was an eagerly anticipated day, a lot of preparation had gone into this and their excitment was quite evident from a long time beforehand.  Somehow this wedding even managed to squeeze into a window of sunshine in this so far exceptionally wet June.

There was quite a crowd at the hairdressers, the veil was fitted and looked quite special.

I enjoyed juxtaposing a reflection of the wedding dress against a framed little girl's dress.  Pretty shoes too!

Penny looked so pretty and bubbly, with plenty of time on hand they could enjoy a chat and relax in the garden.

With the groomsmen getting ready at the other side of the island it was good to rely on my assistant Karen to cover their preparations before they headed to St. Saviours Church.

Reading from the pulpit ticked off one of Matt's dad's ambitions!

Just where did this beautiful sunshine come from?  Perfect for a little stop for pictures on our way to the marquee and reception.

Great attention had been paid to all sorts of details at the reception, and what an unusual and effective cake.

Drinks outside in the sun went down perfectly before the meal.  Somehow we managed to fit everyone into a picture round the pool.  Thank you Mo for helping to organise people throughout the day.

We were also treated to a rare diffraction ring around the sun.

Speeches preceded the food, set against the beautifully decorated marquee.

What a first dance!  A melody of different tunes and Penny and Matt gave a pretty dramatic show to an appreciative audience.

City Limits provided the music after, they played a long and continuous set and the dance floor was heaving throughout to their great music.

It was inevitable the pool got some attention later that night...

It was also good to make use of the stunning gardens for a bit of photography, followed by more dancing until the coaches arrived.  A fitting event for a wonderful couple.