The day started off at the Hilton St Anne’s Manor Hotel in Wokingham where I met up with Jennifer and her bridal party for the bridal preps. Upon my arrival the brides room was already full to capacity with the hair and makeup already in full swing. The bridal party were all calm and relaxed whilst enjoying a glass or two of champagne.
The wedding ceremony took place at Easthampstead Park in BracknelI. I caught up with Alex ahead of the ceremony where he was casually chatting away with his best man and close friends whilst awaiting the arrival of his bride.
Following the ceremony there was time for a few photo opportunities in the park grounds before the bride changed out of her wedding shoes and into her wedding wellies and we all made our way on foot in the blazing heat across the meadows to the reception venue, Park View Farm.
Upon arrival at Park View Farm the guests were all welcomed to a constant flow of chilled cans of beer and cider and bottles of wine from the ice buckets. The sun was blazing down so the ice cold drinks went down a treat whilst lazing in the sunshine. With a marque fully laid out for the wedding breakfast and candle lanterns and fairy lights scattered around the grounds, the couple had managed to turn the farms lakeside field location into there own wedding tranquility setting.
Guests enjoyed a wedding BBQ followed by speeches and cutting of the cake before heading back out to enjoy the early evening sunshine. For the guests that were still feeling peckish after the lavish BBQ there was a sweetie pick’n’mix, freshly popped popcorn, candy floss and a Chinese nibbles buffet along with plenty of cake.
The couple had an amazing fire, firework and fire eating display lined up for the evening celebrations but the guests had to wait until sunset and the darkness to set in. The neighbouring field was used as an overnight camping site so guests were all welcome to join the couple by pitching up their tents for a sleep over. With the chilled drinks still flowing well into the evening it was time for me to say my goodbyes and leave the couple and there guests to enjoy the rest of the evening camped out under the stars.