A Wonderful Spring Wood Hall Wedding: Kerry & James
12th May 2014
We’re not sure what we’ve done to deserve it, but the weather has been pretty kind to us lately. The forecast for Saturday and Kerry and James’ wedding at Wood Hall in Wetherby was nothing short of atrocious – you know when you can’t actually see the UK on the weather map due to the masses of dark blue? However the day dawned bright and beautiful for me to join Kerry, bridesmaids and family at Wood Hall and for Caroline to meet up with the boys not too far away. Spring was well and truly in the air and it was going to be a wonderful day.
For the second time in a couple of weeks we were back at the beautiful All Hallows church in Bardsey, Wetherby. The vicar, Clive, has to be one of our favourites to date, because he is so accommodating in helping us to get great photos of the service and because he gives a really touching and funny sermon that has the congregation really engaged…..but mainly because he lets us park on the Vicarage driveway :-). Kerry looked absolutely stunning in her Maggie Sottero dress and a beautiful bouquet by Kate Mell as she headed to church where James was nervously waiting…
Yes…..Kevin the best man actually dropped one of the rings on the floor. Luckily…..no grate. Phew!
Whilst inside the church it had absolutely pelted it down outside, however as we came out the clouds parted and we made a dash back to Wood Hall to make sure we got at least a few photos of Kerry & James outdoors. In the end it was a mainly beautiful Spring afternoon.
The speeches were wonderful. Kerry’s Dad told some fantastic stories about his daughter and new son-in-law. James did a very manly job in holding back the tears while saying some beautiful words about his wife, and the best man – well we’ve seen a lot but this was a first. They had all been in the same class at school in France and Kevin and managed to find an old email that James had sent to Kerry just as they were first getting together (and had foolishly forwarded to his best friend in a “and this is what I sent her” manner). There was a copy in an envelope on every table – and let’s just say it went down very well. See below!
James’ French family gave an impromtu rendition at the piano following the speeches.
So to the evening party, the first dance and some brilliant live music. Although first time for a cheeky couple shot on the stairs.
We left the party in full swing with a final glance back down to Wood Hall as we headed home to catch up with Eurovision! It had been such a wonderful day and we’re very happy to have been a part of it. Love and congratulations to Kerry and James and here’s to a well-deserved honeymoon in the Caribbean x