It was another sublime sunny Sussex summer's day for wedding photos with Jo & Mark's day at Yew Lodge nr East Grinstead. This venue has plenty to offer any keen photographer with the splendid gardens.....throw in the extras - vintage cars, pretty dresses, goldfish, cute kids, outdoor games, false moustaches and the buzzing 'north meets south guest mix' !! ...and it all provided a hot photo cocktail of colour and FUN !!
After a drop in at Jo's parent's home for the getting ready scene, I met the boys hard at work at Yew Lodge, decanting dozens of goldfish for the centre table pieces. All was handled with care and integrity (but would the fish survive the reception party with drink spilling around their delicate microcosms?.....)
Jo looked Gorgeous with a capital G stepping out of her vintage open top Beauford (premium wedding cars) and was escorted by her 'pretty in green' bridal party to the entrance to the ceremony room, (brides dress by Mon Cheri and bridesmaids dresses from Her bridalparty, Singapore via Etsy) where Dad took her arm.
After the lovely ceremony, the party got flowing.....no time to sit about, there was a mixed badminton competition, table tennis tournament (Gran looked good), walkabouts, groom carrying, canape munching.....
Everyone was very well looked after over dinner - Yew Lodge has a family team; Peter, Pauline & Nick Wells who give a great, friendly service. More games - dress up photo corner and with 'guess the famous person', then speeches and more laughter. I noticed the gold fish were either resting v still on the bottom of the glass vases (or cowering in terror?) but they weren't drunk I don't fink.
The sun continued to pour so it was outside to complete the sports day and drinkies, while the sun eventually set. A great fun occasion in a wonderful venue.
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