Phoebe and Andy get married

Phoebe and Andy get married

March 24, 2014  |  Weddings
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There are lots of ways to remember your wedding anniversary.  You could of course just write it down.  Or you could do what Phoebe did and get married on your parent’s 46th wedding anniversary.  Or do what Andy did and get a friend to make amazing wedding rings with the date inscribed inside.  Genius.

Like many many big days do, Phoebe’s started with a dress.   Quite a large and rather lovely dress actually.

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A dress with gorgeous detailing.

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Meanwhile, of course, the boys were in the bar.

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But not to be outdone, Phoebe’s sister Nic was busy opening the champagne.  (You may recognise Nic from her wedding to Liam that I photographed a little over 3 years ago).

And then it was time for that look from one very proud father….

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Before the long, long walk down those stairs.  We’re at Oakwood Park in Maidstone by the way.  They have this stunning staircase that Phoebe had always wanted to walk down in a posh frock.  No worries.

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I was chatting to the registrars just before the wedding – making sure that I wouldn’t get in their way and that I’d be able to get the pictures I needed – and we started talking about whether we thought Andy would turn and look at his bride as she walked down the aisle.

He’ll look.  They always look.  Everybody looks.

And of course, everybody did.  Including Andy.

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And then, in the beautiful drawing room at Oakwood House, Phoebe and Andy were married.

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You can see Phoebe was pretty excited about signing the register.  Also witnesses Emma and Matt were pretty happy that their duties were done perfectly.

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Now of course, no truly great wedding is in any way complete without……the wedding selfie.  Or #weddingselfie as I suppose it should be called.

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But despite having lots of phones about, somehow, Phoebe and Andy still wanted me to take a few pictures.

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And then we moved to the colonnade for reasons that will become obvious.

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Yes.  That’s actual hail in the background of the bottom picture.  Hail.  In March.  That’s pretty much what I said too…..

But hail in March never lasts long and a few minutes later we were all outside for the group picture.  Well, everybody else was outside.  For logistic reasons I had to stay in the warm.

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You remember I mentioned a proud father earlier?  Of course there were two proud fathers.  Here’s Andy and his father Brian.

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And then just before dinner we got that lovely after storm lighting where everything is fresh and beautiful.

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Now with a wedding as laid back as this, you might expect some rather lovely details for the wedding breakfast – or afternoon tea as it actually was.  And of course you’d be right.  Including some lovely flower “vases”.

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In fact, it was such a laid back and relaxed wedding that there weren’t any long speeches, just a short toast.

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I tried to make sure I got a picture of every guest at the reception.  I know that Phoebe and Andy will treasure pictures of their friends in years to come.

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But of course, some pictures will be treasured more than others……..

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No.  I have no idea.

Phoebe and Andy are off somewhere warm at the moment (or at least somewhere that doesn’t have hail in March) but I know they would love to read your comments below.

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  • Nic

    Wow!!! Amazing pictures of a very special day. Can’t wait to see the rest – including the one of me pouring the champers!! ;o)
    Congratulations once again to two of my favourite people. Love your very proud bridesmaid xxx