A Garden Marquee wedding in Wiltshire – Laura & Ian
The very next day from Julianna and Peter’s wedding in a church next door to the house with a marquee in the garden we had Laura and Ian’s wedding. In the church next door to the house with a marquee in the garden. However, this day the weather was not on our side. Not for one minute. See that up there? It was raining.
A Church Wedding In Wiltshire
If I sound like I’m writing the same thing again that’s because the wedding venue was very similar. The biggest difference was that it was wet, very wet. That didn’t stop everyone having a fabulous day, it never does, it just makes it different. There’s a story to tell the kids and grandkids “On our wedding day it poured with rain.” It’s a much better story than “Everything was nice.”
Carol and I started the day with the respective Groom and Bride. I was in the house with Laura while dad was getting a battering from the elements outside. When he came in he looked like he’d stepped off the set of Deadliest Catch but without a haul of crabs. We’ve been asked in the past what we do if it’s bad weather. The answer is, we photograph a wet wedding. Just get on with it because that’s what happened on the day. We can still get stuck in and find the moments. It’s just that sometimes, when you’re in a tiny tent with a hundred guests you literally get stuck in. It’s a good job we have winning smiles.
Rain Does Not Stop Play
The vicar was fantastic, he let us do whatever we pleased, It was a very small church though so it was best just to get tucked away. I did have to move at one point as I was stuck behind him but at an opportune moment I managed to squeeze to the back of the aisle.
After the ceremony everyone moved to the bar tent which was cheek to jowl but it doesn’t matter when everyone is close friends and family. Umbrellas at the ready Laura and Ian made their entrance as the guests threw confetti. The marquee itself was ski themed with all the tables celebrating ski resorts. It even had skis holding the table plan.
In the evening the party was rocking back in the bar tent and we finished off the night with fireworks as Laura and Ian sped away in their MG.
It was a really great day. One which the weather could not spoil and one which we will remember for years to come.
“It was absolutely worth the wait (for the images). The photos are completely brilliant – so full of personality with hundreds of little moments captured perfectly. We have been saying daily since the wedding that we want to go back and do it all again, and looking through the photos feels like we have totally done that. So much happiness in each shot. We honestly can’t thank you enough. Particularly for staying late for the firework finale.”
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