Smallfield Place Wedding Venue Wonderful for Winter Weddings - Kate and Richard

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Good Afternoon Folks,

We are back at the stunning wedding venue that is Smallfield Place again and I have brought Kate and Richard's wedding blog forward so that Kate's family who are far and wide at the moment can catch a glimpse of their images ahead of the on-line gallery going live.

I am a funny 'old bird' I like my brides and grooms to be the very first to see their wedding story and once they have it goes for general release. In this day and age of everything being so instant I like to slow things down a bit so that the joy of their wedding is not over the day after. In this world of facebook and having slideshows of that day's wedding images shown in the evening it just takes away a little of the magic for me. I will never forget the time I had to pop into another wedding as my car had been blocked in; there was a slideshow playing of that day's images on a screen. Where we the guests? Were they dancing, were they chatting to the bride and groom, were they having fun? Nope they were huddled around this little screen whilst tumbleweed rolled across the dance floor; the DJ must have been gutted!!!

Anyway I digress, Kate and Richard's day was just wonderful, the weather behaved so that we were able to get outside and when it did rain the cosiness and homely warmth of Smallfield Place was a treasure and something that makes this a truly special wedding venue. The morning's preparations were serene, Kate was calmness itself and very, very chilled. As Kate and her dad were waiting to walk in he said just the right things to relax and make her laugh, well done Dad! Kate and Richard's humanist ceremony was lovely, just lovely and yes folks my first tears of the day were here. The second tears of the day were during Richard's speech and one quote in particular, to be honest there wasn't a dry eye in the house. We had great fun afterwards and the swing band who played in the evening were brilliant. I must also mention the flowers and decorations all made by Kate's Mum all I can say is I am in awe. Once Kate and Richard have been for their viewing the slideshow will be on my moving albums page, so if you have a look in a couple of weeks you can see the whole wedding for yourself.

I have chosen a selection of images the first being of Kate in her wonderful Emma Tindley gown; this is sea pearl oyster silk with gorgeous lace detailing and sleeves and wow Kate you looked amazing. I love images that radiate fun a laughter, we were mucking about and the girls gave Kate a big kiss and this is the shot taken just afterwards and the girls movement in the image give some depth to this moment. Here he is making Kate laugh moments before they enter the ceremony room. I love this image of Richard I know he won't agree but we will have to agree to disagree because you look so handsome and a perfect match for Kate. Again moments captured that really tell the story of your day and love this, just love it. Last but not least Kate and Richard with Smallfield Place at night :)

When I left the party was in full swing with fun being had by all and not a huddle of people around a small screen in sight, just as it should be…

Claire :)