The day started extra early for the bridal party as they made there way to a friends local hair salon to have there hairs styled ahead of the big day. The salon opened for the girls way before usual opening hours so I caught up with them all mid morning at the wedding venue The Elephant Hotel in Pangbourne to capture the brides make-up preps.

Gill was a little nervous as the clock was ticking closer to 12, but a glass of Buck’s Fizz and the surrounding of her bridal party helped put her a ease.

As the guests started to arrive I had time for a quick catchup with Steve before he made his way into the ceremony room to await the arrival of his gorgeous bride. The bride was given away by her son with her two daughters being bridesmaids, along with Steve’s son being his bestman. After the ceremony the guests gathered into the lounge to enjoy a drinks reception of Pimms and bottled bud before dodging the rain clouds to capture some group shots in the hotel gardens.

The guest were seated to a wedding breakfast followed by coffee in the hotel gardens enjoying the sunshine as it found its way through the rain clouds. As the evening guest’s started to arrive, the evening celebrations got underway with a disco to see them through the night.