The Wedding Morning & Bridal Prep
We arrived around 10.30am and the girls were enjoying their morning in the hotel room. With prosecco on ice and plenty of banter we dashed between the Bride's room and the Groom's room to ensure we captured both of their mornings. Dress on at around midday and straight downstairs to the Ceremony!
The Ceremony was held outdoors, under the pergola in the gardens of the Bell Inn. An amazing setting on this beautiful summer's day. With no sign of Camilo at the front of the Ceremony, and with a great sense of humour his entourage staged an emergency "Groomsmen meeting" and rushed off pre ceremony hinting Camilo may have been a bit too nervous. A minute later they all exit the building and enter through the rear of the congregation to the epic "Sam Cooke - What a Wonderful World" GENIUS! Colette entered to Christina Perri and it wasn't long before Cam couldn't hold back the tears anymore...
There was something about this crowd, these guys were here to have fun. Immediately after the ceremony everyone hit the reception drinks in the garden and we arranged the confetti (of which I have NEVER seen so much!) the bouquet throwing and a handful of group photos. A beautiful English Summer's afternoon under the sun.
The Speeches & Evening Party
Father of the Bride, followed by Rowena's heartfelt (Colette's sister) speech, then the main man and lastly his three, YES THREE best men. What we loved the most about these speeches was how genuine, loving and thoughtful they all were, every one. Sharing memories and words of wisdom with great humour and zero cheese, we enjoyed every one!
We decided to do the cake cutting just before the first dance (Alicia Keys - Fallin') and I swear every single person in the party was dancing before the Band's first song had hit 30 seconds in. An awesome party, an incredible day. Congrats Camilo & Colette, wishing you many years of happiness!