Wasing Park Weddings are simply wonderful. It’s quite straightforward. As a wedding venue, Wasing Park is one of the very best in the South of England – perhaps even all of England! Nestled amongst 4,000 acres of park land and a favourite with celebrities Wasing Park weddings are always ones to remember. And the wedding of Hannah and Lloyd was no different.
I was delighted when Hannah and Lloyd got in touch all those months ago. As mentioned, Wasing Park is fast becoming a favourite venue of mine so I was very much looking forward to the wedding. Being July, and being the Summer of 2012 of course, it rained. At points it rained biblical, but mostly it just rained a little.
As always, this did not dampen any spirits and after spending some time with Hannah at the bridal suite for some preparation photography I headed over to the parish church (which is in the grounds of Wasing Park and just a stones throw from the rest of the venue) to meet up with Lloyd and the guests arriving.
Moments before the wedding ceremony commenced, as the grooms men settled themselves in for a day of celebration it dawned on Lloyd that the wedding rings were on the mantelpiece. At home. 45 minutes away. There was a look of abject horror and shock before quickly arranging with the vicar to postpone the wedding for a while as one of the ushers dashed off through the Berkshire countryside to retrieve the rings.
No damage was done, a little bit of time lost but something extra to remind Hannah and Lloyd of their lovely wedding at Wasing Park.
Luckily by the time the ceremony had ended the rain had ceased and the bride and groom headed over to the barns for the rest of their celebrations. A wonderfully touching set of speeches, both from Hannah’s dad and Lloyd set the scene for some raucous stories from the best man.
A pig roast, and a first dance completed the formalities for my photographic coverage and I departed into the very wet evening.
As I said, all Wasing Park Weddings are wonderful but the wedding of Hannah and Lloyd was very memorable for many reasons. A lovely couple who I know will have a strong and loving marriage.
I you are considering a Wasing Park wedding then please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your wedding photography requirements further.