Laura & Ryan's spring wedding in the Devon village of Filleigh was a lovely day spent with some really lovely people. Being a countryside wedding I wasn't really worried about the weather, these hardy Devon folk dont fret about a bit of drizzle, but being spring in England you have to think about these things. But no, we were treated to a beautiful sunny day.
Laura , her Mum and bridesmaids got ready at the family in South Molton before we all headed off to St Paul's in Filleigh for the wedding ceremony. The sun still shone as we all exited the church and headed about half a mile down the road to the village hall for the rest of the day. Ryan's boss and Bestman Philip lead the speeches and regailed the guests with some amusing stories about him, from apprentice to business partner these two gents work as Farriers in North Devon and have become great friends.
Later in the day I bumped into an old friend, Jason Toft, a favourite of the farming community with his great voice and I've known him for many years after booking him for the summer seasons in the pub I used to run in Woolacombe. Ryan also mentioned later that he was so glad they had a photographer for the whole day taking in the evening, first dance and party time beacause from the end of the meal he couldn't really remember much, but the photos showed him he'd had a really good time, too many Jaegerbombs were to blame. At the very end of the day, again Ryan has no recolection, we were treated to the most amazing warm evening light and such wonderful colours in the sky for sunset, good times.
The day was a good one, and as ever I feel priveleged to be part of such a special moment in a couples history, congrats Laura & Ryan, Mike.