Elly and Rob had a fantastic 1940s village fete themed wedding in Winchester. They really went to town, but it didn’t detract from the main purpose of the day, which was spending time with their family and friends.
The day was light-hearted, and many of Elly and Rob’s guests had dressed up in vintage costume too. Rob seemed to enjoy being the centre of attention as everyone arrived at Winchester Register Office for the ceremony.
As the ceremony started however, it was clear that both Rob and Elly were moved and a little tearful. They have been together for a good few years and many of their friends never thought they would ever get round to actually getting married! Happily they did and it was an emotional moment for everyone present.
That’s not to say it was all serious, witness Rob’s Usain Bolt victory lightning strike pose after the marriage was pronounced.
Everyone arrived at the reception venue, St. Faith’s Parish Hall in Saint Cross, Winchester, in a period routemaster bus. Elly and Rob had quite a compact day planned so it was a great idea to keep their wedding party together by laying on transport for the short journey.
Elly and Rob had decorated the hall themselves and there were lots of vintage details in the decoration and food – a rather nice high tea and cake. They had also taken a lot of time to provide activities for kids, including colouring books.
Elly and Rob took some time away from their wedding guests for photos in the grounds of Saint Cross, Winchester. Whilst trying to avoid the cow-pats, and indeed the actual cows, we created some images that captured both their vintage outfits and how happy they were at being married at last!
Anyone who has their cat represented at their wedding is OK by me.
Entertainment at the reception was provided by a winning combination of The Three Belles and a raffle. I love a raffle, me. The prizes were superbly and deliberately naff. That didn’t stop the winners celebrating though!
Rob wasn’t really about to burst into song, but I couldn’t resist putting that one in. Sorry Rob. 🙂
Afterwards, the whole wedding party trooped off to the local. It was a really fitting end to a warm and witty day – a warm and welcoming pub. I was sorry to be leaving everyone behind.