Wiltshire, England. Saturday, 01-June-2013.
Another nephew gets married: my sister's middle son Chris married Hanna in a charming ceremony on a lovely sunny day. The change in the law that allows venues other than churches and registry offices to hold weddings has led to some delightful locations to be used for this solemn occasion - in this case an ancient barn.
Hannah and Chris sign the register
Wedding: West Barn, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1LF - http://goo.gl/maps/pYT0B
When we got married most photographers would offer a set menu of shots to choose from and you would get those photos and no more in a set price package of, say, 18 or 24 or 30 pictures.
With digital photography their photographer snapped away enthusiastically and there will be a lot more photos available eventually. They will get a disc; our photographer still holds the negatives and will not sell them to us.
My sister, her husband, their three sons and partners
After the ceremony we transferred to the reception venue: a tepee in a meadow, another original touch. The schedule allowed for lots of chat before the meal - an good piece of time-tabling as weddings are excellent opportunity to catch-up with people not seen for some time.
Reception: Church Farm, Kington Langley nr Chippenham, SN15 5NN - http://goo.gl/maps/44rEZ
Mary walks to the tepee
Part of the reception was a bake-off. Various people had baked cakes for us to taste and judge by putting a buttons in jars. And the winner is...
Before the meal, while we sipped Pimms and stuffed our cake-holes, photos were taken of various combinations of family, relations and hangers-on.
Blonde moppet amongst the buttercups
Brother, sister-in-law and their three boys.
Hannah and Chris work the crowd
We slipped away after the meal as neither of us are at all keen on dancing. The next morning we were up early as we had people round for Sunday lunch then Mary was off to Jo'berg that evening.
Hotel: Angel Hotel, Chippenham, SN15 3HD - http://goo.gl/maps/tTiqQ
Full set of photos on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/markmclellan/sets/72157633883654953/
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