I have done a lot of wedding photography at The Secret Garden over the years and as a venue it never disappoints. Sarah and Chris had chosen the gazebo for their ceremony and as usual the surrounding gardens looked every bit as an English country garden should. Although the weather was a little dubious initially, the skies soon cleared and we had beautiful sunshine in time for the ceremony.
According to his mum, Chris was feeling the nerves so took time out doing finishing touches to his speech in the ‘Glasshouse’ while the guests arrived. If Sarah was nervous she didn’t show it and arrived all smiles with her dad and 3 bridesmaids.
The nerves are often due to one or other of the couple not liking being the centre of attention. What’s lovely to witness is how on their wedding day they become reassured by each others presence. You could see this with Sarah and Chris. The love and support each provided for the other was clear and that’s what marriage is all about.
With music and games on the lawn, guests were able to continue to enjoy being outside after the ceremony. The children played while the adults enjoyed a drink and a few games themselves. Chris and Sarah had decided they wanted to make their wedding day as relaxed as possible. It was paramount to them that everyone was able to enjoy themselves, which they all appeared to be doing fairly easily! With the staff at The Secret Garden always working to make sure the day flows and everyone is being looked after, there is little for the bride and groom to worry about.
With no first dance to kick start the evening off it was down to the little ones to take to the dance floor. With customary abandon they did so with gusto, imagine what you could achieve if those inhibitions could stay with you as you get older!
Thank you Chris and Sarah for booking me to be your wedding photographer at The Secret Garden and I wish you many happy and healthy years together.