I said last week that no two weddings are the same. Then I was talking about a wedding that I was hired for 2 days ahead. Some people like to plan for a little longer than that. OK much longer. Like Abigail Coles….
I’d been swapping emails with Abi in Australia for almost a year so it was with some anticipation that I checked the weather for the wedding. Looked like it was going to be nice. And then I got to Chilham on the big day and it was looking like this…
Yes. It was going to be a beautiful day!
Over at the cottage where Abi was staying everything was underway.
And Lucy Jayne was on hand to add the finishing touches.
Chilham is a lovely little village and pretty much all the various venues were a short sprint away. So I went over to the other cottage where the boys were. But not before sneaking a peek at the dress…..
Hmm, that might look nice.
And then over to the groom, Adi, and his best men.
And of course a very proud father.
Now often I talk about a bride’s “wow” moment. Abi was no exception. Except with a beautiful bride, gorgeous attention to detail and the fabulous Autumn light it was more like a WOW!!! moment.
See what I mean? But everyone knows you can’t have a bride without bridesmaids.
So. The cast is assembled. let’s walk to the church. And yes, we rally did set off at 2:26pm. Just like it said in Abi’s plan.
We walked past the tourists and through the light to Chilham Church where everything was ready.
And there in a beautiful centuries old church, Abigail Coles married Adrian Slaughter…
And everybody wanted a picture…
Now with sunset happening at 4:09 (I did mention we’d planned this, right?) we had to move. But since everything in Chilham is close together we had plenty of time to play in the late light.
Including some of Mr and Mrs Slaughter.
And the last colour in the trees – obviously.
And then it was just a short walk to the village hall. Which had been stunningly decorated with, well you take a look….
And even the food from Chives fitted right in.
Way too many memories of this fabulous day to include in this post. But I think one bridesmaid was pretty happy to catch the bouquet.
And then….first dance…
Abi and Adi are toughing it out on an exotic beach before the trip home to Australia but they will see any message you leave for them below. And don’t forget to hit the “like” button to post this to your Facebook.
But….did you think I’d finish without “one more picture”? In the dark? Not when there are sparklers….
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