Diane & Richard

March is one of my busiest months for weddings this year, my latest one was for Diane & Richard. This was a very informal, country themed event. All the decorations had been made by the families themselves, clearly with a huge amount of time and effort.

The first scene I saw in the morning was Diane's dad finishing off the bouquets and a great job he had done too.
 Diane was so happy and relaxed.

Phoebe was probably the most elusive flower girl I have encountered!

 The groomsmen finally found each other in the right pub on the Bridge and enjoyed a drink prior to the ceremony at St. Sampsons Church.  Hands off dad's Guinness Sam!

The ceremony was delightful, Rev. Baskerville ensured everyone had a good laugh.

Afterwards we had a long drive from one end of Guernsey to the other, from St. Sampson's via a brief stop at Rousse, to the Imperial Hotel for the reception.
At the reception we were treated to wonderful details of flowers, ribbons, baskets and loads of ormer shells.  Luckily the wedding didn't coincide with an ormering tide, otherwise I suspect some people may well have been missing over low water!
The cake can only be described as a labour of love, such fine detailing must have taken many hours of intricate work.

After a fine meal, Diane broke with tradition and opened up the speeches herself.

Lots of dancing, good conversation and laughter filled out the rest of the day.  Certainly an event with the personal stamp Diane & Richard had hoped for.