Seeing my best friend get married last month was one of those proud days I’ll never forget. Standing by her side as a bridesmaid, alongside her sister and my other best friend, felt incredibly special and spending the weekend with their families and friends left me wanting to go back to Cirencester to relive it all.
So today I thought I’d share a few pictures from the wedding. A big big thank you to Dan Fisher for allowing me to share his photographs – do go and have a look at his website, I love how well he captured the day. One of the things the bride wanted was an un-intrusive photographer; one who didn’t come and bother her or guests, make people uncomfortable, someone quietly in the background capturing the day. Dan did exactly that; so much so that we didn’t even notice he was there most of the day!
A summer wedding in South Cerney, Gloucestershire
The morning of the wedding and the bridesmaids and I had thought Victoria would be really nervous, but she ended up the calm one keeping us all at bay! It was all relaxed, with some goodies from the local bakery, drinks and kitten cuddles. Once the dress went on the emotions got to us (you can just see family friend Jean in the background getting emotional!). I think we all shed a few tears when Victoria’s Dad came in to see her all ready to go to the church.
Arrival at the church.
Here I am with the other bridesmaids, Hollie and Sarah. The first time I’ve been a bridesmaid (as an adult) and I loved all the build up and excitement; sharing it with these two was a lot of fun.
The couple got married at South Cerney Church, Gloucestershire. Here they are outside of the church; probably my favourite photo of them – I love how Victoria is looking over at Ollie.
From the church we walked to Berry Farm, where the wedding reception was held. Thankfully the sun came out for the walk and I love Dan’s photographs of us all walking over together in convoy.
Arrival at Berry Farm to drinks from the lovely waiting staff.
There were lots of homemade touches throughout the wedding, these signs were painted the day before by the boys. They look so great and hats off to Anthony, Sarah’s boyfriend, for making these. It’s the homemade and personal touches that I find make a wedding and I loved how in-keeping it all was to them and the pretty Gloucestershire surroundings.
The marquee itself was decorated with wild flowers we arranged the day before, wooden blocks the bride’s cousin had made, bunting the bride and Hollie had made and lots more. It’s amazing how it all comes together and the day felt like ‘them’; it wasn’t too formal and, in fact, once the ceremony and speeches were done a lot of people got changed into shorts and t-shirts – the heals came off and the flip flops came on!
Remember those homemade touches I mentioned? The bride managed to get away with having Sylvanian families bride and groom at the top of the wedding cake! These were from her childhood and dressed up in the appropriate outfits – love it!
The flowers on the day were put together by Victoria’s very talented Mum; she did an amazing job of arranging wild flowers for the church and the reception.
And finally, a shot of the happy couple with the marquee and barn in the background.
For food there was a BBQ in the barn (catered by the team at Berry Farm) and the bride and groom organised for an ice cream van to arrive for the evening. There was also tea and cake a bit later on.
A fantastic day, one I’ll never forget. Congratulations to Dr. and Mr. Reeve, love you guys xxx
Photo credit: Dan Fisher Photography