I first met Ellyn and Ed in July when they showed me around their chosen wedding venue, the Horseshoe in Herstmonceux, and told me all about their wedding. Ellyn and Ed had chosen to get married in October because of their love for the autumn season and the colours on the trees. But I'm not sure they love the hideous wind and rain we experienced on the run up to the wedding and on the morning of the wedding so much! However a little wind and rain does no harm!
Ellyn and her five bridesmaids together with the couple's daughter Evie, as the sweetest flower girl I've ever seen, started the day with bridal preparations at the Horseshoe. Although the bridesmaids were there for bridal preparations they had not seen Ellyn in her wedding dress before. The mother of the bride helped Ellyn into her wedding dress and added the finishing touches whilst the bridesmaids excitedly waited to see their friend. And what an emotional first sighting it was. Never mind when the father of the bride saw Ellyn for the first time! It's safe to say this was an emotional wedding with both the bride and the groom tearing up on the walk down the aisle and during the ceremony but Evie was less impressed with her parents' first kiss as man and wife!
After the ceremony we were not going to let the wind stop us from capturing those autumn colours and we ventured over the road to the Windmill Hill Windmill for some bride and groom couples images and found the most beautiful tree covered lane for Ellyn and Ed to take some time to reflect on their day.
Whilst the day of this wedding could only be described as emotional, the evening could only be described as fun! Ellyn and Ed had arranged for a caricaturist to provide cartoon selfies for the guests and a DJ to provide the music for dancing. Which was most certainly done, along with a little bit of karaoke from the bridal party. This family sure knows how to have fun and they are not afraid to share their love for one another.
Congratulations Mr and Mrs Saunders. I wish you a lifetime of love and fun.