A wonderful winter wedding at the Woodman is a bit of a tongue twister!
Kathryn and James’ engagement session in the woods seemed so long ago, I couldn’t wait now their big day had finally arrived, and arrived in style!
Starting the day off with the guys getting ready at their home, they looked very dapper in their matching blue suits. Zachary who had been given the honour of being best man was showing off his swagger. Such a character – I was looking forward to his speech later on!
Soon enough the guys headed over to the venue, James driving his surprise Ford Ranger, while I popped up the road to the girls, who were a lot more relaxed than I expected. With a house full of girls it’s no wonder poor Chris had a stinking migraine. Finishing touches to hair and makeup done, it was soon time to get Kathryn in her dress – she looked stunning, and I knew James’ socks would be well and truly knocked off when he saw her.
They’d chosen the Woodman Inn at Thunderbridge for their wedding and reception. A few tense moments before the ceremony as the nerves kicked in it was soon clear why these guys were meant to be together, their pure joy at being reunited at the end of the aisle brought many tears and smiles all round.
After the ceremony we were whisked away to the new orangery across the road, where the marquee was also up and looked beautiful. I’m a real sucker for fairy lights (they can look fab in photos) and there were plenty to keep me happy!
Outside were 2 trucks from Kathryn’s Dad’s haulage company, they’d been done especially to celebrate 130 years in business, and on the side of one was the words that Kathryn has tattooed on her back. A wonderful sentiment and meant so much to them.
Back in the marquee it was time for a quick game of heads or tails, some Riverdancing from James (under pressure from the crowd) and an hilarious game of Mr and Mrs. The argument over who was the best dancer between the two of them resulted in an impromptu dance-off. Much hilarity and some dodgy moves later and Team Bride were declared the winners. Sorry James.
Jeanette, Kathryn’s mum had been busy making the wedding cake – (she runs her own business www.booootifulcakes.co.uk so she knows what she’s doing) and it was brought to center stage for the newlyweds to cut it before heading into their first dance surrounded by their friends and family.
More dancing ensued and everyone was left having an amazing time.