The Garden Wedding of Alyx and Jonny Part 3
As night fell we switched on all the outdoor fairy lights in the trees and the battery lights in the white paper lanterns, and lit all the candles and tealights
The wedding guests moved down to the River Tent, ready for the First Dance and a night of dancing to Ceilidh band The Fiddler’s Wreck
After a feast of chip butties and an evening of fun, Alyx and Jonny went down the lighted slipway to get on their charted narrowboat, which had been arranged to take them down river to York
Before saying their goodbyes, they lit two sky lanterns and released them into the night sky
A few final comments from Alyx and Jonny:
“Because we’d chosen to have the reception at home rather than at a hired venue, we needed someone to manage the day for us, from the reception onwards, which was a huge undertaking. Hansley Beard took on the challenge brilliantly, which included managing suppliers, prompting our toastmaster, coordinating lighting, cueing the caterers, and many, many more things! Initially we were worried that we were asking too much – but their positive and constructive approach rid us of those fears straight away. And that’s a great example of why we’re so grateful to have found Hansley Beard – at every single step along the way, they really went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we’d dreamed of, and without once making us feel like we were asking too much. The reception went more perfectly than we’d ever hoped it could, and we loved every minute of it – and so much of that is thanks to Hansley Beard!”
We wish Alyx and Jonny a very happy life together and thanks for letting us be part of your special day!
All black-framed photographs used by kind permission of the fabulous Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography, York
All other images by Jennie Beard and Alan Aldridge.