2018 is GO and what a way to start it with the brilliant Becki and Thom at the lovely Rivervale Barn, right on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire. After a few weeks off it was great to be back in amongst it once again for the first in what looks like another fantastic wedding year ahead….
The whole of today was at Rivervale and I arrived to find Becki’s prep well underway. The weather had been kind and the wedding nestled between two snowy weeks with a lot in rain in between. Today, though, was dry. Finally, a dry wedding once again. Also, actual sun. Truly a wonder after the winter just gone.
The final touches done, and the ceremony gave us moments of real love and tenderness. Marrying with their two sons nearby by (shout out to Freddie and Arlo), and their closest friends and family alongside. They’ve already built a family and life together, so today was the icing on that particular cake. The day was mild enough to enjoy the outdoors, and the light was pretty much perfect. Happy days indeed.
Some thanks are due. To Michaela and her team at Rivervale. They’re always absolutely on point, and today was no exception to that. Seamless and professional. To the wedding party. On Becki’s side, Amie, Cat, Sophie and Sam. On Thom’s side, Michael, Lewis and Ben. All brilliant fun and all great help. A massive thank you from me to everyone.
And to Becki and Thom. Incredibly laid-back and incredibly warm. Elegant without even trying. Funny with no effort. Generous, gregarious, cleared loved by many and it was easy to see why.
Every year I start with a sense of nerves. Have I forgotten what to do? Will it all click into place? A couple like Becki and Thom make sure it all does, and the muscle memory comes flooding back. I can’t thank them enough for having me there with them. I had a blast, and the bar has been set high for 2018 already.
Becki. Thom. You killed it. Thank you. This is your story….