Things were already set up for the ceremony.
After sampling the coffee it was time to check on the ladies' progress up in the room. All was looking good!
Downstairs, the guys were doing a good job with buttonholes too. And look what they got to play with when they were all dressed and smart!
Back upstairs things were coming together nicely, but it seems little people were already showing signs of stress! Luckily, everybody stayed in a good mood.
It's not many times in the course of ordinary life that most folks utter the words 'Cor now THAT'S what I call a staircase', but it seems to happen to me quite a lot. Today was another one of those days.
We love the windowlight coming from all directions on this shot of the bridal party waiting for the Bridal to make her entrance.
Finally it was ceremony time, and we got a fab spot by the registrars for Helen's arrival, after which I quietly shuffled to the back so as not to intrude. Check out the view we get from the back below!
Although we respected the registrar's wishes for us not take shots during the register signing, I did manage to grab a sneaky shot from the back with the long lens, just after the paperwork had been completed.
Although it seems that not everybody was filled with the same sense of excitement and romance at this point.
Below is the shot I'd been plotting and planning for since arriving earlier that morning. Sort of a 'Cor, now THAT's what I call a doorway' type shot.
We went on to get some family shots organised before the weather spoiled our fun and sent us all scurrying inside to wait out a shower.
After the rain had blown over, Helen led everybody pied piper style back out to the terraces for a crowd photograph.
Cor. Now that's what I call a wedding breakfast room.
Congratulations Helen & Chris!