August 13th broke wet and gloomy for Pete and Mog’s Wise Wedding Venue wedding, but as I jumped in the car to meet Mog as she got ready on the morning of her wedding the clouds parted and the sun made a determined effort to shine through. I arrived at the house amidst the usual hustle and bustle of final preparations to find Mog and her seven (yes seven!) bridesmaids – the younger three being hers and Pete’s own lovely daughters – in the throws of having their hair and make up done and last minute adjustments being made to the bouquets in the kitchen. Mog’s incredible organisational skills meant that every last one of the seven bridesmaids and herself were ready to leave bang on time for the journey from Brighton to the Wise Wedding Venue in Kent for the ceremony and reception.
Hurrying on ahead of the wedding party, I found Pete dressed in Gresham Blake’s finest, and his best man Armin, meeting and greeting the guests under the boughs of an enormous oak and it was here that the outdoor ceremony was about to take place, with Pete’s own father, Reverend John, officiating! A hush descended over the guests as Mog made her way through the woods towards Pete, flags hung from tree branches fluttering in the wind above. Readings were read and songs were sung by friends and family and as Mog and Pete took their vows in the shade of that old and enormous oak, it became clear just how very much in love they were and that after 10 years together already they were finally about to make this commitment to one another.
A celebratory glass of Pimms followed as the wedding breakfast was cooked on the barbecue and after working up an appetite swinging from sofas hanging from trees, climbing tree houses and charging round the woods (and that was just the grown ups! ) the guests sat down to a wedding banquet fit for a king followed by chocolate brownies and strawberries and ice cream cornets for the children.
After the speeches and as dusk fell Pete and Mog’s friends, including best man Armin (and later on Pete himself) got the evening party started with a spot of DJing and the day ended quite literally with a bang as the couple’s friend and neighbour organised the most fantastic firework display (don’t this couple just know the best people?!)
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This wedding was featured on the Whimsical Wonderland Wedding Blog