A beautiful day, in a beautiful location and (I may be a bit biased here) a beautiful bride. We were so lucky that we were able to have the ceremony under a pergola beside a lake in the grounds of a fab Manor House.
In the evening we had a 'Magic Mirror' with props instead of a Photo Booth, it was a fun idea and loads of people used it so they have some great fun memories of people being very silly!
Jon's legal ceremony took place in London, just down the road from where he lives. And with the formalities over we then spent the next week preparing the next venue for the celebration with all family and friends. That involved erecting a large marquee, decorating it and keeping our fingers firmly crossed for another day of nice weather.
Totally unconventional - just like the bride and groom - we were sitting on straw bales which were covered with patchwork quilts made by Sophie's grandmother, with Sophie's brother conducting the ceremony, bride and groom both writing their own vows and Rachel doing a reading from Sophie's favourite series of books, His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman.
And I mean, who doesn't have a mariachi band performing at their wedding reception?