Sunday, August 13, 2006

Sally and Lewis - Shooters Hill

Yesterday, Sally and Lewis married in a full to capacity Victorian church in their own parish of Shooters Hill. After the ceremony they came out of the church to be greeted by all their guests including a Guard of Honour.
Sally admitted to being nervous before the ceremony but still managed to look fantastic in her Caroline Castigliano dress. Her bouquet was created by Manchesters Flowers in Greenwich.

Lewis, a Captain in the Parachute Regiment, looked suitably impressed as he greeted his Bride at the alter.

The reception was held just a mile away in the Officers Mess at Woolwich Barracks. The magnificent dining hall was lit by two massive chandeliers, suspended from the high ceiling, and candelabras along the tables which gave an intimate feel to the wedding breakfast.

After the couple had cut their cake with Lewis' ceremonial sword the guests enjoyed their meal folowed by the speeches during which they learned that Lewis had proposed to Sally after 'strolling' with her up Pen Y Fan (almost 3,000 feet high!) in the Brecon Beacons.

We were all very fortunate that, by special arrangement, Elvis was in the building (complete with a South London accent ???) and, in complete contrast to the tradition that had gone before, the newlyweds sped around the floor to "Burning Love"!

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