Some of my favourite weddings take place in parents’ back gardens. Some of my favourite weddings having a mashup of cultures. Evelien and Nick’s wedding had both these things, featuring a marquee reception behind Nick’s parents’ house and a bridal party from the Netherlands.
Evelien got ready with family and bridesmaid at a nearby holiday property, complete with a breakfast of wedding cake. She then travelled to St Mary’s Church in Odstock driven by her dad in his pride and joy, a classic open-top Porsche. Nick was waiting at the church with his identical twin brother in the role of best man (no, you’re not seeing double) and a small army of flower girls, and we were treated to a performance by a couple of musical friends.
After a short walk down the road to the reception, and a brief pause to greet the newly-married couple, the guests were rewarded with fizz and Dutch canapés before taking their seats for the wedding breakfast. Speeches from the usual suspects (plus a quick intermission courtesy of the bride’s brother) and then dancing. So much dancing.