Saturday was possibly one of the hottest days of the year so far and so I was delighted to be spending it on the very edge of the coast with some cooling sea breezes. Rachel and Garry’s wedding took place on Thorney Island, here in Hampshire, at St Nicholas’ church and then onto the Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants¬†Mess for the reception.

I started with Rachel, her mum, and her bridesmaids who were getting ready at a nearby hotel capturing some of the details and preparations as well as getting to know Jo and Claire – bridesmaids for the day. The it was on to Thorney Island to the church to meet the padre and get some images of Garry and the boys and the guests arriving.

After the lovely ceremony we made our way out to the shade afforded by some trees and captured the family groups as well as spending some time alone with Rachel and Garry in some incredible light getting some more relaxed images before leaving for the reception, the wedding breakfast with very moving and fun speeches.

With the speeches concluded it was time for the first dance, and then a Polish wedding tradition with Rachel having her veil removed and donning an apron surrounded by her mum, grandmother and the other female guests. Finally a ceilidah band struck up and every one danced the evening away.

Here are some images from the day. The full gallery will be available soon and anyone without a password should contact Rachel and Garry directly.

Ceilidh dancing at a thorney island wedding

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