Charlotte and James’ wedding, Manor of Groves
Charlotte and James were married on October 3rd 2009 at All Saints Church, Nazeing, Essex. Their wedding reception was held at The Manor of Groves, Hertfordshire.
Charlotte’s artistic talents were to be found in many of the details of the day. These are the beautiful hand-made orders of service.
The bridesmaids passed the time waiting for Charlotte to arrive by twirling in their dresses.
A pram with a view. This photo was taken from the back of the church with Charlotte and James at the far end of the aisle.
Charlotte and James walking down the aisle
Charlotte and James with their bridesmaids
The confetti outside the church
Now here is a good tip for any future brides – make sure you have more confetti than you think you’ll need. Once it starts getting passed around outside the church it soon dissapears.
Charlotte, her Mum and other relatives started collecting dried flower petals well in advance of the wedding. Hence the blizzard of confetti. There was even enough for a second round!
James and Charlotte waiting to go into their wedding breakfast
Charlotte’s Father, during his speech
One of the great fringe benefits of being a wedding photographer is being treated to some first-class after dinner speaking. And Charlotte and James wedding was no exception.
James nick name is Harry Potter, due to his striking resemblance to a certain trainee wizard. As he began his speech, and in an effort to add to the evening’s mirth, Charlotte popped on a pair of Potter-esque glasses to try and distract him.
Best man Rob, in full flow
I have to be honest that when it comes to best man’s speeches I consider myself something of an expert. I’ve heard over 200 of them and delivered one myself, so I have a fair idea of what’s good, and what’s bad. I also know the subjects to be avoided at all costs.
However, Rob broke one of the golden rules of being a best man which is:
under no circumstances whatsoever tell any story involving any events that might have allegedly happened in a Thai night-club
The fact that Rob broke this rule, in hilarious style, with an annecdote that would have amused the sternest Aunt – and made the groom look even more charming and adorable than before the story began, was a remarkable achievement.
Rob, I salute you!
Manor of Groves at night
The full gallery of Charlotte and James’ wedding photos is now online.
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