Spring Wedding at Farnham Castle
Louise and Edward's Wedding
Louise and Ed in the warm sun at Farnham Castle
I had a lovely April wedding for a super couple, Louise and Edward, that I thought I would tell you about. There are hundreds of wedding superstitions and Louise and her family did a grand job of covering most of them, some really lovely touches. Louise was a very lucky Bride with a whole room at her parents home decked out as a bridal room!
Meanwhile Ed, his Best Man and one of the ushers were getting ready just around the corner at their home – and very dapper they looked too. There was a bit of last minute practise on the Best Man’s speech before heading off in the car to Upton Grey for a lunch, at the pub of course!
|Last minute practise for the speeches.|
|A nervous wait for the arrival of the bride - but a wait well worth it, Louise looked stunning.|
One superstition nobody had control over was rain on your wedding day - which some say is good luck and when it rained it certainly meant it, more like April downpours than showers! Some of the guests arrived in the rain but right on cue the clouds parted and the sun shone for Louise’s arrival and in fact stayed with us throughout the touching ceremony, for the exit of the church, for some enthusiastic confetti throwing, right up until the new Mrs & Mrs Barnes departed for the celebrations at Farnham Castle.
More sun shone for us and we went out in the beautiful grounds of the castle for some photographs. It was then time for some very entertaining speeches before the wedding breakfast in the grand hall, which looked spectacular. There was not one but two cakes – one being a simply elegant and traditionally beautiful cake and the other – a surprise for Ed – decorated with Dolly Mixture sweets!
The first dance was very lively with the newly weds putting on quite a show before being joined on the dance floor but lots of guests.