Yesterday was an amazing day of firsts for a lot of people.
Elizabeth married Adrien at Penzance Baptist Church. A fantastic white building in the heart of Penzance. It was John the ministers first ever wedding, and the service was lovely, John was very kind and easy going with photography, he knew the service meant a lot to the couple and they so wanted the memories of the whole day. Plan9 video joined us too. Another first was the bilingual service (and speeches). Adrien is french and a lot of his friends and family didn’t speak English, so there was an translator throughout the whole wedding. It was also our first wedding that involved a horse and carriage as transport, I will mention that later!
Elizabeth arrived radiant and smiling in a huge dress, tiara and veil, she looked the perfect bride. After the service the horse and carriage took Elizabeth and Adrien to Penlee Park for us at KISS to take photos and Plan9 to capture some of it. The carriage looked so majestic speeding through the park, like back in time.
We spent a lovely time with them both. What a great couple, Elizabeth was really up for anything and she twirled in her amazing dress and even ( at her suggestion) jumped off a wall, we got some incredible photos of that!)
Then they were whisked off to a hotel in Penzance for a traditional English roast. They had just jumped off the carriage and the driver was just turning around to leave when Thunder ( the horse) decided to show us his wild side ( he had been the perfect horse up until then ) he bolted turning the carriage over, the wheel fell off the drivers fell out the carriage on top of them, and Thunder thundered off, down the prom, to the horror and amazement of the guests. The driver clutching his back ran after him, I ran after them, hoping I could help ( checking on the other drivers welfare first, but horse and driver where no where to be seen. Thunder did return, a long time later, he was fine, the carriage had written off two cars, and caused mayhem on the prom. And the wedding resumed.
The rest off the day went off perfectly and everybody had fun.
Elizabeth and Adrien, best of luck with your new life in France and I feel Cornwall gave you both a great send off. Wishing you a life of love together.