Seeing a herd of deer and several wild rabbits out of the window when you’re getting ready for your wedding has to be a good omen. We had quite a wild view of the New Forest from the window of Jodie’s hotel room as she got ready for her wedding at Rhinefield House.
When we arrived at the hotel Jodie was being tended to the excellent Pam Wrigley who did a sterling job of both her hair and her make-up. Ian met up with Ben and his groomsmen downstairs as they prepared for the ceremony out in the garden.
That’s Ben on the phone to Jodie. If you’re playing by the traditional “morning of the wedding” rules it’s fine to talk…
but probably best not to come up to the bridal suite…
There were a few tears shed when a few of the lady family members popped up to see how Jodie was getting on. And she hadn’t even got her dressed on yet!
Jodie’s very pretty dress was a Maggie Sottero and she treated herself to a pair of white Jimmy Choo shoes too.
The room was filling up quickly downstairs as guests gathered in the Kings Room for pre-ceremony drinks. Then, after a short walk downstairs it was time for them to get wed. The ceremony took place in the hotel’s Grand Hall.
Continues in Part Two.