Alexa & Neal - Vale Church and Les Douvres Hotel

Alexa and Neal had an exceptionally busy wedding day. With nine bridesmaids, five flower girls and four page boys, all getting ready for a midday ceremony, I was concerned that everyone wouldn’t be ready in time.

But there were no worries. The bride and her bridesmaids and flower girls all got ready at Les Douvres Hotel where the reception was to be held later. There was a lot of activity in the crowded room, but suddenly it all came together and Alexa arrived at the church a couple of minutes early!

The groomsmen had a slightly easier time getting ready!

The children were very excited and beautifully behaved throughout the day.

Neal waited in the church with no obvious nerves.

Rev. Stuart Tanswell conducted the ceremony, with much humour.

While we photographed the family group pictures in the church doorway, the youngsters were engaged in more adventurous activity…

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It seemed a long way from the Vale Church to Petit Bot for some pictures, but then we were close to Les Douvres for the reception.

The dining room was beautifully decorated. With lovely weather, people could mingle outside before being called in for speeches and the meal. With so many children to take care of, they had their own child minders and a “Kids Zone” outside, what a great idea that worked out brilliantly!

Speeches were great and the best man gave Neal a couple of awkward moments!

Last of the Light Brigade we have seen a lot of recently at weddings, another fantastic show from these guys. They certainly encouraged the dance floor to be pretty frantic for the rest of the night.

We took some lovely pictures outside in the gardens while the band took a short break.

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Then more dancing followed up until it was time for the music to stop. What a lovely day!

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