Well who would have believed it? 26 plus degrees in October? Not me that's for sure and neither did Samantha or Devlin I suppose when they booked their wedding for the 1st October! Not that any of us complained - the weather was glorious as was their wedding!
I met up with Samantha and two of her bridesmaids in Synergy in Blandford where hair was done amongst lot of smiles, champagne and croissants, it was a very civilised start to the day indeed. We then headed back to Samantha's parents house in the beautiful village of Langton Long where the house was a hive of activity as the final preparations were done.
Whilst all of this was going on, Alan met up with Devlin and his groomsmen in the equally picturesque village of Tarrant Monkton where the cosmopolitan group has assembled. You see Devlin is an American and is in the military so this was going to be a different day for us too.
Soon the girls were ready, Samantha's dress was perfect and she made a gorgeous bride; it was time for Samantha, her father and her bridesmaids to walk the short walk to the village church where the marriage would take place. Samantha and Devlin were married by a pastor that Samantha had known since she was a teenager who had flown all the way from the States to perform the ceremony. It was clear that this meant a lot of the couple as they exchanged their vows amongst tears and laughter.
Once married, the new Mr & Mrs left the church through an avenue of bubbles back to Samantha's parents' house for drinks and nibbles in the Autumn sunshine. The newly weds made their way with Alan and I to Badbury Rings for some stunning bridal portraits in this historic setting before making their way to the Langton Arms for their reception.
It really was the perfect English country wedding.
Alan and I are delighted that you chose us to photograph you wedding. We loved every minute of it, thank you for making us feel so welcome. We wish you love and happiness in your new life together.
Enjoy the sneak peak of the photos,
Donna and Alan XXXX
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