If you were walking, wandering or wheeling it by the Church of St. Deny’s on the morning of the 27th last month, you could be forgiven for thinking you were passing some mini celebrity/royal affair….what an IMPRESSIVE turnout! School kids came out with their parents (our bride Amanda is a primary school teacher) waiting eagerly to congratulate the happy couple, guests were wedged into any available feet space possible and some even had to come back out of the church to unblock the entrance and main aisle!
I’ve never smiled so much inside a church.
When I asked Amanda how she visioned her wedding photographs, I got two key messages: friends and family having fun and the church. This church has a very special place in Amanda’s heart and her face would light up whenever she mentioned getting it ready the day before with a few ‘special ladies’. So we had to capture the preparations! The church is often filled with children from Amanda’s school, you get a real welcoming sense of warmth and community in there – clearly a lot of good work has been happening behind the scenes. I love finding out what’s special to bride and grooms!
The reception took place at Andy’s local – the very charming Bustard Inn (how cool is the personalised beer tap?!). The owners are clearly jazz fans and are also rather dedicated to serving up good food and beverage. Check it out if you ever swing by.
Love, love, loved this wedding!
A huge thank you and congratulations to Andy and Amanda!