Oli and Beth are countryside people through and though; farming is in their blood. So it was no surprise that this wedding would have a country feel and that their reception would be in a field. We were very close to nature in all ways.
Storm Desmond may have given its best shot to cause havoc on Beth and Oli's special day, but the only thing to get blown away was Oli when he saw his bride. The 55mph winds made the day a little tricky at times, but nothing was going to stop this party - it will be day that everyone will remember for a long time to come.
Inside the house, Beth was a picture of calm as she was laced into her beautiful layered fishtail gown, ably helped by her mum and daughter.
Beth normally spends her time in outdoor gear and wellies; a country girl at heart and a passionate horse rider. So we are going to just enjoy a moment seeing her in her very girly dress ;-)
Our groom, Oli, scrubbed up well and when we say scrubbed up we mean it. When we first caught up with him early in the morning he was creating hardstanding for the marquee and was covered in mud! Oli was determined to give Beth the best day ever.
So after all his hard work, it was only fair that he had a pint with his two best men before the service!
This wedding was very much a family affair. It was important to the couple that they got married in their local church, which they both attend. Oli and friends had worked really hard to make this beautiful, old church look festive. It was bedecked with holly and ivy, candles and fairy lights.
At last it was time for the couple to be reunited. Beth arrived at the church and Oli at last got his glimpse of his beautiful wife to be.
The service was very personal as the couple are well known at the church. Christmas carols were sung between the readings, poems and, of course, the vows.
Whilst the couple signed the register, the congregation were treated to some beautiful singing, and some playfulness by the young bridesmaids. As they left the church they were given a pitchfork guard of honour by the local Young Farmers. This was particularly impressive in the wind, which became so strong that slates came off the roof.
We decided that photographs would be staged inside! So whilst the guests made their way down the road to the marquee, we spent a few moments with the newlyweds whilst they absorbed the fact that they were now husband and wife.
Back at the marquee, the guests were welcomed with drinks and canapes before settling down to a glorious high tea. This was completed with a gorgeous 'naked' wedding cake.
As the day moved into the evening, the littlies were still going and took the lead on the dance floor...
...before making way for the first dance.
We wish Beth and Oli (and Ari) a very happy family life together. <3