On the wedding morning, Tanya was joined by her mum and bridesmaids at the local hair salon. They chatted and sipped champagne while the stylists worked their magic. Next stop was Mark & Tanya’s flat where I was treated to a particularly good bacon buttie whilst the make up artist beautified the bride. Tanya is a natural beauty & looked simply stunning in her understated yet elegant dress set off beautifully with meadow flowers in her hair.
The couple’s chosen venue was St Andrews church in Congresbury and Tanya’s father drove her to the ceremony in style in his open topped mini. This was quite possibly one of the most entertaining church services I have attended with the vicar giving various comical but useful gifts to the bride and groom to remind them of the true meaning of love. Next up for me was to climb the old spiral staircase to the church roof to take a group picture. I’m not going to pretend I enjoyed this, it was blowing a force 9 gale and I’m not that fond of heights!
The 120 strong group then proceeded to the marquee, which was set up in the meadow right next to the church. It was beautifully decorated with wild flowers and bike wheels! An original mix, which worked harmoniously together. The country loving, cycling theme had inspired a delicious looking cake, which had been made by a good friend; it was a work of art. The wedding breakfast was followed by some grand speeches. The best man gets my prize for the funniest speech I’ve heard this year; the whole room was in fits of laughter at his wit. The evening entertainment didn’t disappoint, the guests were treated to a dance act followed by a band, at which point my flash came out to catch some choice dance floor moves!
Mark & Tanya, enjoy your life together, keep cooking for friends & always hang your bikes on your sitting room wall. Thanks for having me it was fabulous!