Oliver and Alison – The Priory, Ware, Herts
Winter sunshine greeted Olly and Alison and the setting made it a romantic day for their wedding. And what could be more romantic that a beautiful young bride and a handsome soldier in uniform? When Olly proposed to Alison little did he realise that up to a few days before the big day he would still be in Cyprus, flying back for the ceremony with the smallest of margins and scuppering plans for a long stag celebration!
The bride chose a teardrop shower bouquet of grand prix velvet roses with trailing foliage to complement the lines of her stunning dress and train, whilst her bridesmaids carried posies of roses, skimmia and hypericum bound with scarlet crystal organza ribbon to match their dresses. No buttonhole was necessary for Olly in his dress uniform.
The bride’s mother gave her away in a ceremony held in the oldest part of the Priory. A long low arrangement and a pedestal composed of bright red lilies and a selection of bridal flowers decorated the ceremony room and were later moved to the reception. This took place in Fletchers Lea, the modern part of the Priory, where the guest tables were decorated with storm lanterns complete with submerged roses and floating candles to add warm light to the evening. Large rings of flowers and foliage surrounded the base of the lanterns to add rich colour.
Having enjoyed a wonderful celebration with family and friends Olly and Alison then jetted off to start married life with a posting abroad.