The super-friendly Pete & Eleanor tied the knot in the place where they had started their relationship 8 years before – at Eleanor’s parents’ house in Botley in Hampshire. Eleanor and Pete had designed their beautiful wedding, with the help of family and friends, including members of the All Saints church congregation. The marquee and garden were filled flowers and the sage and white colours filled the wedding.
Pete & Eleanor’s wedding day was blessed with glorious sunshine and after the ceremony, Pete’s ushers were able to stop the traffic running through Botley to allow the entire procession to walk back to the house where the reception would take place.
The photographer Samantha Davis (who I highly recommend) took the all important family photographs at the house, whilst other guests were fed champagne and canapes in the garden. Eleanor & Pete’s friends and family were a multi-talented bunch, and a group of them came equipped with banjo and songsheets, bringing a lively vibe to the party.
Eleanor’s Father, Pete’s Mother and the bride & groom all taking to the mic to say some words for some funny and heart-felt speeches. After the speeches, the caterers served some incredible looking food that lived up to the canapes that were served a few hours before.
I always enjoy a good wedding band and Soul Beat did not dissappoint. The lead singer was incredibly lively and the band members regularly took to the dance floor to have fun with the wedding guests.
Despite the weather forecast, the rain held off until Eleanor & Pete were just about to leave, but the lightning was visible all night and provided a spectacular light-show for the wedding party. Eleanor & Pete had their last dance of the evening surrounded by friends and family and had a sparkler send off at midnight as the weather drew in (I literally ran back into the house clutching my lights as the rain started to fall!).
Congratulations Eleanor & Pete. I wish you a wonderful life together as husband and wife.
Here are the suppliers that helped make the wedding day.
Venue – All Saints Church / Home Venue in Botley
Photographer – Samantha Davis Photography
Cake – Elspeth Lamb
Band/DJ – Soul Beat
Florist – Driftwood Flowers