When I went to see Stephanie & Neil I could feel how relaxed and happy their wedding at Ashwells Country Club in Brentwood was going to be and I was so pleased when they asked us to cover their day.
Graham and I arrived early to catch Neil with his wonderful sparkly shoes and his Best Man Duncan relaxing in the bar and the guests starting to arrive, the weather was overcast and everyone was hoping the ceremony would be outside in the wonderful Gazebo, we were very lucky and the rain held off and there is something magical about an outside ceremony. Stephanie and her Bridesmaid arrived in good time and Stephanie looked stunning right down to her blue shoes with I DO written underneath!! Charlotte's dress was very pretty fitting in with the theme of the day.
The Rat Pack music playing through the speakers added to the atmosphere and everyone loved it, after the ceremony drinks and canopies were enjoyed before moving inside for some group photos and then we went outside with Stephanie & Neil for some personal images which was also very relaxed.
The speeches were next and they were moving and funny, tears and laughter. A superb hot buffet followed which was well received, then onto cutting the very ornate cake. After the floor had been cleared the DJ put on the music for the first dance was very romantic and after a while everyone joined them on the dance floor.
Weddings at Ashwells Country Club are always special and this was one of the most relaxed and stress free we have had the pleasure of covering.