Before I started this job, I thought I had a pretty good idea how dresses worked – slip them over your head or pull them up and fasten or zip up. Easy.Of course now I know that wedding dresses can be a little more complicated than that. The fashion for buttoned up dresses is great – not least because you get to make your bridesmaids kneel down for at least half an hour trying to fasten tiny beautiful buttons. Abigail went one further – she had a beautiful dress from Berketex that didn’t have buttons but which had wonderful lacing on it. The only problem was that it needed Natalie to measure important points to make sure the lacing was spot on. It was. It looked fantastic – and yes Abigail had 4 of her closest friends on their knees dressing her for about half an hour
That’s the wonderful Tunstall Church where Abigail was Christened, next to the building where she went to school, and where she was married to Mike. The building itself was lovely with old wooden pews and a packed congregation – and there wasn’t a dry eye on the house.Then we were off to Mount Ephraim Gardens for the reception. Everybody commented on what perfect weather it was for the wedding – warm but not too hot. The next day I woke up very early to thunder and torrential rain – we were certainly lucky with the day
After last week’s overdose with seven bridesmaids, it was rather a relief to have only four bridesmaids. Here they all are sitting down at Mt Ephraim (we had a long discussion about this but in the end we all agreed that it was well worth it for the picture).
That’s Natalie, Emma, Sarah and Lucy. Just not necessarily in that order.Of course being a traditional English wedding on a warm July day, the guys were all turned out in waistcoats, cravats, heavy jackets and top hats to make sure they stayed warm enough. And of course everybody had to try the top hats on.
Lots more pictures from the whole day will be online in a couple of weeks. Please feel free to leave your comments and messages for Mike and Abigail below.