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Marquee in the garden wedding | Lydia & Stephen

Marquee in the garden wedding

Marquee in the garden wedding

When you have got the space and Lydia’s parents’ farm in East Sussex, certainly has that, then a marquee in the garden wedding has a personal feel to it. (It also means weeks of hard DIY work, getting the grounds looking right !) I think, to be more accurate, the marquee was set up in the field, at the bottom of the garden, but still…

Coverage kicks off in the kitchen. Lydia getting ready. The wedding dress went on, on the landing – all hands helping. Then a short distance to the church in Warbleton. (Usual history bit in these posts…just near the church entrance, is a memorial to a local man, Richard Woodman. His claim ‘to fame”? Questioning the vicar. This led to a trial for heresy and eventually, along with nine others, he was burnt at the stake, in the centre of Lewes, in 1557. If you think we live in strange times?)

Anyhow, back to a happier occasion. Stephen was escorted across the road, from the pub, just before the bridesmaids arrived. Followed by Lydia and her father. A slight pause as some family arrived late and then into the church – Lydia and her father, Martyn, smiling broadly.

The ceremony, hymns, readings, signings and confetti – then back to the farm. Drinks in the sunshine. (And no group shots!!!! Plenty of that on guests’ iPhones) Then into the marquee. Cake cutting was brought forward though, as the heat was making it wilt rather a bit. Doubtful it could have lasted in one piece, until the end of the meal. Then it was speeches. Two firsts. John Steinbeck being quoted in a wedding speech and a groom’s speech, that thanked many people, but perhaps in his haste to get the speech done, Stephen forget to mention his bride – Stephen recovered it well!! 😉 Dancing at dusk…

Here are few images from the day, a relaxed marquee in the garden wedding…

Florists arranging the flower arch at the Sussex church Bride getting ready at the family home Bride makeup Father of the bride getting dressedLaughing bridesmaid Garter for the bride Father of the bride watches on Fastening up the bride's dress Groom and guests outside the village pub Groom heads to the church Father of the bride kisses his daughter before they enter the churchSussex church wedding ceremony begins Church wedding Sussex church wedding Vicar in the pulpit Bride signing the register Confetti at Sussex church weddingEast Sussex bride Marquee in the garden wedding Drinks at Marquee in the garden wedding Marquee in the garden wedding reception filming Marquee in the garden wedding wedding guestMarquee in the garden wedding Marquee in the garden wedding in Sussex Laughing bride Relaxed Marquee in the garden wedding Arranging the wedding cake in Marquee in the garden wedding Wedding cake at Marquee in the garden weddingBride and groom kiss Couple portrait at Marquee in the garden wedding Guests enter the Marquee in the garden wedding Marquee in the garden wedding New hair Detail in the sunshine at Marquee in the garden wedding Evening light at Marquee in the garden wedding Bride laughing with a guest at Marquee in the garden weddingKicking a football in the field by the cars Bride's speech Groom's speech First dance at Marquee in the garden wedding First dance at Sussex Marquee in the garden wedding

 

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