Pershore Abbey – last Thursday saw an Anglo-French wedding in Worcestershire, Laura and Antoine’s wedding.
I had always thought I’d been to most places in the UK shooting for The Times newspaper, but when Laura first contacted me, I had never heard of Pershore ( a small market town near Evesham ). But what a unique location to get married!
A mini Abbey now – much was destroyed in the Dissolution – where the Nave stood is now the walkway along the park that a bride takes to enter the now parish church. The current Nave was once the choir of a more mighty building – but still more impressive than the average parish church (see the shot from the bell tower looking down onto the ceremony). Quite a squeeze up there – you walk through the roof and squeeze your way across to get that position. It was then a race back down the tower as the ceremony moved on…!
A relaxed drinks reception followed, in the Abbey and the surrounding park. Speeches too. It was then a short walk through the park, to the reception venue, the Belle House restaurant , just across the town square. An intimate setting, for speeches, food and dancing.
Here are a few images from the day…a Pershore Abbey wedding
( And another bee that got into the action..)