Peacocks, dodging the showers, tattoo revelations and power lifting
How many wedding venues do you know that have their own Post Office?!
My list has less than two on it with the honour going to How Caple Court, near Hereford. How Caple is also somewhere else I can add to my list of 'Doomsday listed wedding venues' which is a longer list!!
If you're looking for a wedding venue in Herefordshire then you should definitely check out How Caple Court especially if any of the following on on your wishlist:-
~ Historic country house high above the River Wye - Tick
~ Views towards the Forest of Dean and Welsh Mountains - Tick
~ 11 acres of gardens that date from Edwardian times - Tick
~ Formal terraces, rose garden, yew hedges, pools and statues - Tick
~ Stunning outdoor locations to get married - TICK, TICK, TICK!!!
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Two of a kind
We'll find a way
To do what we've done
Let me be the one who shines with you
And we can slide away
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Hmmmm......stunning outdoor locations to get married
That's probably where rain isn't a good idea, right? Just a hunch?!??
So after a summer of sun, blazing hot days, barely a cloud in the sky and hardly a drop of rain, black clouds on the BBC weather app isn't what you want to see when you're planning on getting married outside, on the lawn, high above the River Wye :-(
When I spoke to Nikki in the middle of the week it was a case of wait and see, but 'hopefully we'll be outside'.
Time to keep everything crossed I think
Now the problem with weather, and weather forecasts, is that it changes. So day by day the forecast kept changing, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Grrrrrr
The day of the wedding it was looking promising, but still a bit dodgy. So when I arrived at the venue and found Nikki she told me that the decision had been made - inside.
Not what they'd planned but decision made, time to enjoy the prosecco and finish getting ready for the wedding
But wait a minute, whilst Nikki was closeted away in an old stable block, not really able to keep an eye on the clouds, Dewi had no such restrictions. So when he arrived with the boys he was able to bypass the BBC app and look across the valley and what did he see? BLUE SKY
With the use of some intermediaries to review the inside/outside debate we were back to Plan A - outside - happy dance - they were going to get the outdoor ceremony they wanted!!!
Relaxed Herefordshire wedding photographer
You're probably wondering if the weather gods were kind to Nikki & Dewi?
Errr sort of!!
Some sun, some rain showers, but rather conveniently the worse of the rain fell during the wedding breakfast when everyone was under cover - another happy dance!!
What was the tattoo revelation?!
Well, all I'll say about that is that the Best man revealed in his speech the he and the Groom have 'complimentary' inkings in a region that doesn't often see the light of day!!
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