Following on from Part One, we left the guests with their red noses and had a quick walk around the hotel’s grounds whilst the ceremony room was turned over for the wedding breakfast. The sun had broken out just in time. Hooray for Spring!
This cottage sits within the grounds of Ston Easton Park Hotel and is where Bex and Andy stayed on their wedding night. So quaint and completely unique!
As if by magic…
The cake featured toppers of Bex, Andy, Charlie, Buster and Benson.
Now that’s how to get everyone’s attention…
At this point I should take some time to thank Bex and Andy so much for their thoughtfulness on the day. They were always checking whether we needed anything and arranged for us to have a spot of grub during our break. Thank you also to the amazingly organised and friendly staff at Ston Easton Park Hotel. There aren’t many hotels who will go out of their way to track you down to bring you surprise chicken with a smile, whilst obviously being swept off their feet. It made us happy.
In our notes for the day we had a small warning next to the evening schedule – “Warning: First Dance will be QUICK”. Bex and Andy didn’t envisage they’d want to dance for very long on their own with the support of other dancing guests. Considering that warning we seem to have a lot of First Dance shots. That wedding breakfast Rosé always helps.
Special mention should be made to Bristol – based band, The Moon Loungers. As well as providing an acoustic soundtrack for the ceremony and the drinks reception they stormed the evening with a brilliant, witty set. They’ve put together their own write-up of the day on their blog, here.
I would make a rubbish Paparazzo.
We left the guests during the interval as they were treated to a hog roast out in the grounds and made our drive back to Bournemouth. Just time to carefully make our way across the pitch black grounds for this closing shot… Must remember to pack a torch for occasions like this.
With thanks and congratulations to Bex and Andy x