Tradition with a twist characterised Sally and Alastairs’s enchanting wedding celebrations. The proposal may have been in New York, and the Groom may have been a New Zealander, but Sally and Alastair’s wedding couldn’t have been more English – much to the delight of Alastair’s friends and family who flew halfway round the world to join the happy couple on their special day.
The day started in the picturesque Hinton Waldrist church, with a traditional wedding ceremony. The bride & groom were then driven in a vintage Morris Minor to the elegant Kingston Bagpuize house, with guests following on behind in an old fashioned double decker bus. The couple loved the look and feel of Kingston Bagpuize House, but chose it largely because of the wedding co-ordinator. ‘He made us laugh, calmed our nerves and helped make our wedding day the best day of our lives!’ remembers Sally.
On arrival at the house, Sally was surprised and delighted to be greeted by two donkeys, her favourite animals, a treat organised by her mum with the help of the local donkey sanctuary. The guests were equally enchanted by an unusual afternoon tea – with champagne served from pretty vintage tea and coffee pots, and poured into delicate teacups, which they drank to the accompaniment of uplifting tunes from the renowned Wantage Silver Band.
Venue: Kingston Bagpuize House
Bridal Gown: Ellie Sanderson
Grooms Suit: Shepherd & Woodward
Car Hire: MInors 4 You
Vintage Bus: Nostalgia Travel
Photography: Beder Photography