Well the wedding season has started for me and yesterday was a great kick-off with the wedding of Lisa Nason to Adam Tidy. I first met Adam and Lisa at Cottesmore Golf Club in February on a freezing grey day. We had a chat and discussed their plans for the big day. It turned out that we had a lot in common and we got on well. Yesterday it was a very 'Tidy wedding' indeed. Well organised with the ceremony taking place at the splendid Cottesmore Golf and Country Club down at Pease Pottage just South of Gatwick Airport. The weather was chilly and grey and as I drove to Lisa's home address for the bridal preparation photos I did wonder whether it was going to stay that way and just get greyer and chillier. I said a quick prayer to the weather Gods and it seemed to have worked because by the time I had got there the sun had appeared. At Lisa's home was her daughter Savannah her mother Maggie, and her sister Sophie who I thought bore a striking resemblance to the actress Gemma Arterton. The hair and make-up was in full swing and I set about taking some opportunistic pictures which you can see below.
Now I know it's the Bride's prerogative to be late and she was, but only by a minute or two. I then raced off to the Cottesmore Golf Club and awaited the Bride and the start of the service.
As you would expect the gorgeous Bride and the handsome Groom got all their words right and in the correct order and by about 1:30pm they were married. Adam's sons Joshua and Jacob were Ushers and dutifully handed the rings over. Adam's father Kevin was his Best Man. And then we were outside into the sunlight and the gorgeous grounds of Cottesmore Golf Club.
There were some crazy antics as the bride was raised aloft by her Hens and the Stags did the same to the groom. Then the groom disgraced himself by trying to bite Lisa's garter from her leg! I will never forget Lisa jumping onto the back of the Golf cart as we raced off to the lake for a few photos. She looked just like Queen Boudica riding into battle. Then it was back for Speeches, cake cutting and first dance. Followed by the crazy drunken dancing of the brave few.
And that as they say was that. A long warm sunny day with beautiful happy people. Congratulations to the 'Tidy family'.