Claire & Gavin's in the Devon village of Monkleigh was a definite day to remember. Being a countryside wedding I wasn't really worried about the weather, these hardy Devon folk dont fret about a bit of drizzle, but the snow brought a different element to the day.
Claire, her Mum and bridesmaids got ready at the family farm before we all headed off to St George's in Monkleigh for the wedding ceremony. Waiting for Claire, much to her delight, hmmm not sure delight is the right word, was huge Tractor, Gavin sells them. And yet more snow, it kept snowing right up until Claire arrived at church, and blimey it was freezing!!
After the ceremony I took the newlyweds for a few photos of just the two of them but we had to keep it short as the bride's toes started to turn blue with the cold. We all headed to Langtree Village hall for the evning do and it was pretty much dark by the time we all got there. Breakfast and speeches followed with a few digs about how much the Groom loved tractors, the best man even gave him a negligee with his favourite one printed on it, a gift he said for the new bride!
Even on a day like this where it was sooo cold no guests wanted to go outside for photos, but my clients, the B&G, braved it a we headed out into the -8 darkness for a few photos. I did mange to persuade a few ladies to come out and throw confetti, in the cold, in the dark, a great shot and of course Gavin had to have his shot with his beloved, the tractor.
The day was a good one, if a tad nippy. Congrats Claire & Gavin, Mike.