Saturday, 13 October 2012

An Autumn Blessing

A few weeks ago down in deepest Dorset, my lovely friend Lucy married her chap Nick so today was a chance for all us Peak Districtish types to wish them well. Their village means an awful lot to this smashing pair and this afternoon we all gathered at All Saints to celebrate with them.
The church was full of beautiful asters and after some thoughtful prayers and rousing hymns we ate a village-made wedding cake and drank pink fizz in the aisles.
Outside russet leaves carpeted the churchyard like the most glorious confetti,
despite a little rain.
Lucy has been the president of the village WI for a few years so a guard of honour of ribboned wooden spoons was pretty apt.
By now they should be off on their journey to the land of maple leaves. Thanks for a lovely afternoon, all our love and have fun!

15 comments:

Country Rabbit said...

such a wonderful time of year for a wedding...such a lovely Autumnal posting- and what a lovely blessing!
I love your dress and tights- perfect colour combination ;0)x

Rose Fern said...

Wonderful wedding dress, lovely that outfit of yours (especially the tights and shoes), wonderful colours...but where is the cake??????????? ;)

Karen said...

Beautiful wedding. I got married in October so autumn weddings are very special to me. You were looking lovely too - great legs!

dottycookie said...

Oh, how lovely. October is a wonderful month for weddings and blessings - we have just had our anniversary and the colours and sunshine are usually glorious at this time of year.

...Tabiboo... said...

Oh wow Steph - I do love a good weeding and your pictures are just perfect.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend

Nina xxx

Christals Creations said...

What a lovely idea. Much more exciting than a real guard of honour! ;o)

Jay said...

What a pretty wedding, your photos are gourgeous and so full of autumn colour. I like the guard of honour

Sue said...

Thank Steph, for sharing your lovely photo's,as ever a smashing post in your lovely style,long may it continue,
Best Wishes,Hope all's well
Sue xxx

Bobo Bun said...

Beautiful photos of what looked a lovely blessing. YOu look super glam and gorgeous from what I can see Steph.

Hope you're all well and life's good.

Lisa X

draadjes said...

Beautiful, lovely blessing! Like your dress, tights and shoes very much: perfect seasonal fit!!!

melanie said...

Such a beautiful wedding, your photography is superb too :)

Frances said...

Best wishes to the happy couple, and many thanks to you for letting us see a bit of this marvelous celebration.

Your photos really do capture a fabulous atmosphere, right down (or up!) to those wooden spoons.

xo

wherethejourneytakesme said...

Beautiful wedding and dress and gorgeous Autumn flowers all in such a lovely setting - I have a few sketches done around Youlgreave - my favourite is of the wonderful allotments at the end of the village. It is one of the few Peak district churches that I have never been inside - so it was nice to have a little peek.

Barri-Jayne said...

Beautiful photographs!!! Looks like it was a beautiful day x I think it's about time I made bunting, yours is very pretty.

Barrina x

miz-bag said...

stunning dresses x