Wasing Park, a wedding venue in the Berkshire countryside, was the location for Sarah and Tom’s wedding just before Christmas. A wedding with perfect timing. The weather the days before and on the following day (Christmas Eve) was wet, windy and foul. The weather forecast suggested a window of calm and some sunny weather, for this one day – the date of their wedding. Now it might be a bit churlish to complain that the clouds did gather later. A spot of rain made the receiving line into the wedding breakfast move a tad faster than it was, but we did get some sunshine. Not bad for a December wedding! Luckily too, they held the ceremony quite early, at 1.30pm, as the sun came out as the confetti run got ready.
Coverage starts in the bridal suite (containing a really massive bed!), with Sarah getting ready with her sister and bridesmaids. An ipad on Skype duty was on hand throughout the day, broadcasting to family members down under. The long drive way up to the venue was punctuated with some homemade signs – this wasn’t a stuffy wedding! A short walk away, Tom was looking rather relaxed, in the purpose built ceremony room, the Garden Room. The blinds drawn so no-one could see Sarah arrive. The ceremony complete, it was out into the sunshine and a relatively mild December day. But as I mentioned, the cloud started to build. No winter sunset sadly.
Everyone gathered for the meal (and speeches) in the eighteenth century Castle Barn. Outside the light went, the temperature dropped a bit. The speeches were warm though. Tom anticipated their effect by getting Sarah a box of tissues. How to make a school teacher get emotional? Have a funny video from your Aussie relatives. But also get her young pupils (who had made the Christmas tree decorations in the barn) to describe, on film, how they thought the day would go and how Sarah would look?
A winter wedding at Wasing Park….here are a few images from the day…