A little girls hand finds, and then ushers from a window, a butterfly.
This is because the window is required for . . .
little girls to dance in 🙂
The fun continues outside, in the garden at Shortflatt Tower.
A pretty girl awaits the wedding car
that will take her to the man of her dreams.
(He’s waiting at the Church).
No points for guessing the name of the church.
An extremely good natured vicar awaits at the church door.
Here – we see the bride, her father,
and the previously dancing bridesmaids arriving.
General wedding things happen in the church,
To respect privacy – I’m not showing too much detail in the way of the guests.
confetti is hurled,
ice cream is served in the Churchyard,
a man sports an impressive wing commander moustache
and the (extremely good natured) vicar
spots the stormy wet rain clouds on the horizon, and pulls a face at them.
‘Groom drives bride away . . . ‘
Oh heck . . . that sounds like they had an argument . . . they didn’t argue . . .
I meant, ‘groom drives bride away in vintage sports car’.
that still doesn’t sound right
ok. try again . . .
‘Groom drives’ . . . (this isn’t working).
the caption is going to be
‘They drove off in a car’.
Then arrived at Shortflatt Tower,
where Tipis had been erected in the gardens.
During the afternoon, clouds came, then went
then during the meal – the clouds came back in spectacular style
(the pictures of the sky to the right – were taken during the meal.
those whirly bits have a technical ‘cloud spotter name’
Cloud formations like this are called
‘The vortex of doom’
I just made that up.
but they’re impressive clouds . . eh !!
Speeches, in a marquee in the grounds of Shortflatt Tower.
lots of flowers here too. Very impressive flower arrangements !
Again – to respect guest privacy at this wedding,
you’re not really able to work out who is here !
(There were lots of guests ! That’s all you need to know ! 🙂 )
After the wedding breakfast, speeches and stuff.
Everyone made their way over to the Tipis for a spot of socialising.
Those whacking great cloud formations had cleared off by this time.
It then rained,
and after rain . . . we got a
Below – you see the bride and groom hopping over from the Marquee to the Tipis,
in the rain, under a double rainbow.
The slightly golden/peachy coloured light is the storm light still in the sky.
What weather !
Then . . . bride hurls bouquet at a bunch of eligible girls.
more socialising in the Tipis . . .
And. First dance,
with an explosion of music and a pretty darned cool set of lighting
with the bogus brothers band
( I think this is a link to their site)
Then . . to round off the evening,
some brightly coloured artillery is fired into the air.
Fireworks. A really impressive display !
And, if you’re remotely curious about the layout of the back garden at Shortflatt Tower,
and where the marquee fitted into all of this.
I climbed onto the roof and took the pictures below.
and if you’d like to see more of the wonderful Shortflatt Tower
and perhaps contact the rather individual owners . . . Jono and Octavia,
Thank you Jill and Paul (and the crazy dancing bridesmaids)
for allowing me to be a tiny part of your rather lovely wedding celebrations. 🙂