Lucy & Darren

November can be as good a time to get married as any.  Lucy and Darren had a lovely day recently with perfect conditions.

Lucy got ready at the Duke of Richmond Hotel, where the reception was to be held later.  In fact she was busy first thing in the morning re-arranging tables and putting in place some decorations!  The dress was quite special and had some gorgeous embroidery.

 The joke was that Lucy was unlikely to be parted from her jeans, even on her wedding day.   Well this was correct and she made a point of wearing them!
 Meanwhile Darren had a less hectic start to his day.  The groomsmen fitted in a drink before making their way to St. Sampson's Church.

 No normal wedding car for this bride!
 The three page boys were pretty eager to begin their walk up the aisle, Lucy was given away by her brother.

 After the ceremony we visited Lucy's Gran before going on to the reception.

 Not quite sure how we managed to get this lively lot to stay still long enough for this picture.
 Each guest had a hand made duck as a place setting, someone had spent a huge amount of time and effort.  The cake was also a labour of love by Darren's mum, depicting the couple's keenness of snowboarding.

 Speeches were started off in great fashion by Grandpa.

 Tristan, the best man, had a very entertaining slideshow telling the story of Darren's life.

 Soon it was evening, time for the cake cutting with a row of intrigued little onlookers.
 The same crowd then became an integral part of the first dance.
 Eventually the adults took over the dance floor and there was a great deal of energetic activity for the next few hours.

 This was a special day for a special couple.