Gaddesden Place Wedding – Kara & Chuch – 04/06/11

It was part three of my Kara and Chuch wedding extravaganza on Saturday. If you have followed my blog you will have already seen parts one and two which were two weeks ago in Middlesbrough. This time we were back at Gaddesden Place which is Kara’s family home. Gaddesden is the most beautiful house for Photography and I was very excited on Saturday when we travelled to Hemel Hempstead for the final part. I really thought that after all the work that had gone into the Middlesbrough weekend they would be all weddinged out. ( my spell checker is telling me I am creating my own words but I like weddinged). Anyway, we arrived bright and early on Saturday and was greeted by some lovely wedding signs. These were only the start of many more beautiful and thoughtful touches. I was delighted with what they had all done to prepare for the day and even outside, the tree had been decorated with white hearts on ribbons. The tables, all set for the reception looked amazing and I loved the blocks and letters spelling out “love” around the room. The conservatory where the ceremony was held was beautiful and the choir were practising when we arrived. I could have listened for hours. Once again Kara looked stunning as did her bridesmaids and Mum Nova. After the very moving ceremony there was time for everyone to relax on the lawn with Cricket, giant games and the appearance of the ice cream van was very welcomed as the afternoon grew hotter. There was the feel of a country fete in the grounds. I really don’t know how a house as grand as Gaddesden can have such a homely feel, but it does. It sort of draws you in. After a delicious meal and speeches Kara and Chuch treated their guests to a first dance that was like something from Strictly. Kara is actually a trained dancer and the two of them to the delight of their guests glided around the floor with pauses and twirls as all eyes were on them. The best men, Ian and David then held up scores just like strictly which was a brilliant idea.

Once again many thanks to Kara and Chuch for being so obliging and just incredibly nice, the best men for their help and Charles and Nova for allowing us to do whatever we wanted for the photographs including suspending Kara’s dress from the top of the house over their beautiful antique furniture. I hope you will agree it was worth it.

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