On the first anniversary of their marriage, I am so happy to blog Susie and Alex's beautiful wedding. After shooting their engagement photos a few weeks before, it was an absolute joy to be part of their special day. Susie spent the morning with her bridesmaids, preparing over a champagne breakfast, while Alex and his groomsmen took a vintage bus to the local pub for one last bachelor's pint! At half past one they were married in an intimate ceremony at St Bartholomew's Church, Great Gransden, in the village where they both grew up. Friends and family performed John Rutter's The Lord Bless You and Keep You during the signing of the register. Donations were given to All Out Africa, the charity through which Susie and I first met in Swaziland, and as photography was not permitted during the service I was able to spend some time as Susie's friend, as well as her photographer.
In the afternoon, husband and wife returned to Susie's family home to greet guests under confetti made of lavender. Food was served under a marquee, and friends gave sweet and hilarious speeches to the happy couple. There was dancing late into the night, but not before I snapped the wedding party in the little grove at the end of the garden in the late afternoon light. As the clock struck midnight, Alex and Susie sped off in a taxi towards the airport and their honeymoon.
Many thanks to both Susie and Alex's families for making me feel so welcome, and to the Badcocks who provided me with accommodation over the weekend. Special thanks to Ed for acting a chauffeur during the big day! Susie and Alex were an incredibly sweet and loving couple, and their wedding was filled with beautiful personal touches. They have, I'm sure, have a lifetime of adventure and excitement ahead of them.