My last wedding of 2016 was a nice local one - I just popped over a couple of villages to Royston for the lovely little wedding of Vicki and Pete.
This was a nice, chilled out wedding from start to finish.
The day started out with the usual bridal prep - kids to keep us on our toes, girls (and me), chit chat and plenty of cuppas to keep everyone going. I'm glad Vicki locked the dogs away, 'cause I'm sure they would have knocked me over a few times!
The time ticked on and I think the nerves picked up a bit, because the tea soon got replaced by Prosecco!
Soon enough everyone was glammed up and ready to rock, so it was time to hit the church!
The ceremony was held just down the road at the beautiful Church of St. John the Baptist in Royston. I got there with the bridesmaids and we all panicked a little bit because Pete was nowhere to be seen. He turned up after a few minutes though, so all was well once again. Other guests soon arrived and hugs and kisses were all the rage as we stood in the bright winter sun - the first time most of us had seen it in a while too! The 'Bride on the way' warning soon came though, so everyone hustled inside.
Vicki appeared shortly after and the Bridal Party marched the march down the aisle.
The nerves were soon blown away as everyone got into the swing of things and, before you knew it, Mr and Mrs were soon kissing to applause with shiny new rings on their fingers.
Then it was party time!
Everyone headed on to the pub, but me, Vicki and Pete had a little stop off to make first.
We headed back down the road and stopped off at the cemetery to pay a little visit to Vicki's mum where she lay to rest. It was a lovely little moment, and I felt privileged to witness the sharing of their special day with a loved one that couldn't be there.
With a bit of a lump in my throat, it was time for the pub!
The reception was held at the Carlton Village W.M.C. And it quickly turned into a party!
The drinks were flowing, the food was out, the kids were running and all the adults were busy hiding from my cameras!
After a few drinks though, the dancefloor soon had a few visitors before it got cleared for the first dance. And what a first dance it was! I had tears in my eyes from laughing at the awesome dance medley that the couple had put together. It was truly awesome.
That set the pace for some more shennanigans on the dancefloor, before the microphones came out for the Karaoke.
I didn't bust a tune out, but I did get roped in for a photo with the happy couple at the end of the night!
Thanks for having me guys - you were both great.
Here are a few photos from their day.
Thought I'd start this little blog to let people know what we get up to. Some personal stuff thrown in the mix too.