Natalie & Phil - A New Year's Eve Wedding

New Year's Eve is always an exciting time for a wedding. Getting married, having a great party and seeing the New Year in at the same time!

This is exactly what Natalie and Phil did.  The weather was once again beautiful, though a little chilly at times following the morning's frost.

Natalie and her bridesmaids had a bit of fun getting ready, while Phil and the groomsmen had a sustaining late breakfast.

 The ceremony was held at St. Andrew's Church, my first there with Rev. Tim Barker.

We took advantage of the beautiful winter lighting for this lovely picture of the bridesmaids, flower girl and page boy as we waited for Natalie to arrive with her father.

 The light was streaming in through the church windows during the ceremony, this gave tricky exposures but also gave the opportunity to spot some lovely details and highlights.  Rev. Barker conducted a touching ceremony.

 When the couple left the church they had rather a large amount of confetti to walk through!

We were just in time to catch the last rays of light during a stop on the coast for a few scenic pictures.  The beach was surprisingly crowded as people went for a winter walk on the sunny afternoon.

 Soon we were in the cosy interior of The Farmhouse for the reception.  Beautiful details adorned the dining room, with quite a stunning cake which had a lot of clever touches.

 Speeches were entertaining.  Dale, the best man, did put Phil under a bit of pressure to show off his musical skills.  All in the best humour.

 We grabbed some fresh air before the evening guests arrived to take a few outdoor pictures, always a chance to take some exciting images.
 Phil is obviously also a bit of a craftsman, as his carefully constructed "Love" sign showed.  The sign provided a strong feature for the dance floor, especially during the first dance.
Not really what it was intended for, but the sign also provided a cute seat for two of the younger guests as they took a break from the dancing.
 There was plenty of time for conversation and dancing as the countdown to New Year's Eve continued.

 Happy New Year to everyone!