Windsor Guildhall Wedding.
This wedding was pretty epic and I don’t use that term loosely. For starters it took place over two days, it included a castle where the Queen stays and a vicar who used to be a hells angel.
The first day was where Becky and Matts close family gathered in Windsor to see them get married in the Guildhall. They chose Windsor as the location because Matt has family links to the area. In fact his late Mum used to work in a shop opposite the Guildhall.
Photos outside Windsor Castle!
After the ceremony everyone headed to a pub located right next to the long walk (which is exactly what is say’s it is, a long walk!) which is right next to the back of the one and only Windsor castle. Being the occasional home to the Queen, there are some pretty almighty gates at the back entrance which is where we headed to take some photos.
We then jumped into a rather lovely camper van and headed for the French restaurant where they were meeting everyone for a meal. En-route we stopped outside the front of the castle and being careful not to upset any of the very serious policemen that were stood there, we took a few more pictures. I wasn’t the only one taking pictures as you will see…
Charlie Brear gown.
Becky wore a really unusual dress by Charlie Brear from Cicily Bridal.
Before the wedding we had spoken about feeding the swans down on the Thames, which, with a little help from a friendly tourist who had a bag of food, turned out pretty well!
By the time I left, after a lovely meal to head home, I felt like one of the family. The day had been really intimate and everyone made me feel so welcome.
Next day back in Staffordshire.
Next day we all met up again at Bradley village hall in Staffordshire. Becky’s Grandad was unable to make the journey to Windsor, so the main reason for having day two was that he and two other VIPs (two young people that Becky helps care for) could still be part of the wedding celebrations. Also joining these three special people were a load of Matt and Becky’s friends. Mick the Vicar conducted a blessing and then guests ate their way through mountains of scone and supped on tea, all served on vintage china.
The evening then involved The Shine live band creating the tunes, an ice-cream van keeping a gathering of children content and marshmallows toasted over a fire pit for those wanting to chill on hay bales under a blanket.
Told you it was epic.