I’m incredibly lucky in this job. I get to travel around the country visiting some wonderful venues from sprawling country estates in Somerset to London City locations. Every now and again though I’m really really lucky and welcomed into someones home which has it’s very own kind of magic. Andrew & Ellie were married at a local church and then held their wedding reception in the grounds of Ellie’s Mum’s beautiful garden. An English Country Garden Wedding can be really something, you have free reign to decorate and style it to whatever taste you like and best of all (providing the neighbours are happy) you can dance the night away as late as you like. There’s something really personal about getting married at home and I think if Hannah and I did it all again we’d do something similar.
Throughout the day there were terrific little touches from the coconut shy and jazz band, to the secret surprise comic book hero crawling out from the bottom of the wedding cake and my personal favourite, the planting of their very own Wedding Tree in their garden.
Andrew is an incredibly talented theatre performer and puppeteer and there was a little West End magic going on on the dance floor, I’ve rarely seen so much energy or so many slick moves! The story below speaks for itself, to Andrew & Ellie – thank you for welcoming me into your home and throwing yourselves into it, it was amazing to be a part of!
Ok, so I knew I’d forgotten something. This doesn’t make a whole bunch of sense unless you were right there so I’ll explain. During Andrews speech he led the crowd in a medley of love songs with various friends popping up from their tables throughout to burst out a couple of lines. You’ve seen Love Actually right? Well it was like that only much better!