It has been exactly a year ( plus a few hours) since we walking down the forest path to take our places amidst other folks in a beautiful glade, and eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Bride.
The Bride was a friend of ours, Becki Thurston, and her husband to be, also a friend, Wayne Lawrence. The fabled WooWoo Wedding was a long expected and a beautifully prepared affair, mostly relying on a DIY skills of all the people involved. and, oh my, didn’t it work!
The invites were handmade and explained clearly the ceremony and all festivities – including dress inspiration -midsummer night dream, in a very eclectic form, was the key, in short, it was encouraged to wear’ the one thing you always wanted to wear and didn’t have a suitable occasion to do so..’
The venue – a field and a glade near Tournament Stud in Brackley again, run by friends). the decoration etc were mostly a joint effort – everybody helped. we contributed with about 60 m of silk bunting…
The party has been going on since Thursday, with a registry ceremony Saturday morning, if I remember well – but the great reception, with the hand fasting ceremony was taking place in the glade, on Saturday afternoon.
We arrived just in time to see Sarah and Lizzie finishing the bridal and guests hair styling, and the guests were slowly starting to make their way towards the Glade. we quickly pitched our tent, changed into our glad rags and joined the guests
When the time came, we all entered the woods, walking along a lovely path, taking in all the sights…
the first glimpse of the bridesmaids and the bride…
the ceremony…. we were a bit at the back, so please excuse the poor quality pictures!
and all done, the happy couple leaving to all of us singing ‘ Over the fields and far away’. the si.nging must have been pretty poor as the couple climbed onto their carriage and legged it… closely followed by the rest of the crowd
and on the main filed – mostly colourful tents with lovely surprised in them
we loved the quest book and managed to sketch our entry too:-)
and in the main tent – food! and the CAKE!
The speeches were moving and funny, food good, company divine – in short a fantastic time was had by all!