Monday, September 15, 2008

Wedding at Ockendon Manor

Clare and Chris were married at the Holy Trinity Church in Cuckfield , West Sussex on what was probably the start of the, now, traditional Indian Summer. Clare got ready at her parents house nearby with her Bridesmaid, Issy, and had her hair styled by Nelson from the Sejour salon in Chelsea.

Around 65 guests joined them for the wedding ceremony during which we heard readings from Chris' Aunt, Brenda Tipper and Clare's brother Michael, the latter reciting 'The most Wonderful of All Things In Life' by Sir Hugh Walpole.

Then everybody walked through the village to Ockendon Manor for the wedding reception. The sun was really warm and the guests spilt out onto the terrace and the lawns to enjoy the weather.

After the wedding breakfast we had the speeches with an excellent one coming from Chris' Best Man, James.

Clare's dress was designed by Suzanne Neville and came with a detachable under skirt netting thingy...

As night fell the Bride & Groom and their guests danced away to their live band 'One Foot In The Groove'.

The couple are now off on honeymoon to Italy for two weeks... just as we get some nice weather here :-)

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