Monday, June 16, 2008

Farmyard Wedding

Lindsay and Ian held their wedding reception on a farmyard near their home in the Kent countryside.

The Bride prepared for the big day at the Eastwell Manor Hotel near Ashford then travelled with her Father, George, a few miles up the road to the St Laurence Church in Leaveland for the wedding ceremony.

St Laurence's is a small chapel and there was standing room early during the marriage celebration.

After the ceremony, as the guests looked for the Rolls Royce or Daimler that would be whisking the Bride and Groom away, a very large tractor pulled up outside the gate of the church. It was pulling a trailer with two bales of hay on which was placed an ice bucket containing a bottle of Champagne.

The newly weds jumped aboard for the journey through narrow country lanes and on to the farm for their reception.

One of the barns on the farm had been cleaned up and decked out fabulously by the catering team from Venture 2001. As you can see, they created an intimate atmosphere for the 120 guests using hundreds of lanterns suspended from the rafters using chicken wire and hooks!

The evening entertainment consisted of two local bands and a DJ. The Bride and Groom's first dance was to an unusual but really romantic 'In Spite of Ourselves' by John Prine and Iris DeMent. Later in the evening there was a spectacular firework display that lit up the farm and the surrounding fields.

Lindsay and Ian are now enjoying a honeymoon in Seville with their daughter, Theone.