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Home sweet home: The wedding of David and Polly Williams

18 Jan 2013

Home sweet home: The wedding of David and Polly Williams

The wedding of David and Polly Williams at St Peter’s Church, Britford followed by a marquee reception at home in Charlton All Saints

Photography: John Rose Photography

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Words cannot describe how ‘on cloud nine’ you feel on your big day. I felt like an absolute princess. I couldn’t wait to get going and get to the church, I really missed seeing David.

I have many favourite parts to the day, but one that resonates the most is being sat in the dining room where we were all having our hair and make-up done and dad being there with us getting involved in all the fun. We were all having a really good laugh so it was lovely he could join in.

Then, at the church I remember seeing everyone’s faces and trying to take it all in. Once I saw David I pretty much forgot about everything else around me. It was an amazing feeling.

As the day was so wet, I couldn’t wear my shoes on the grass going into the church so I wore my little sister’s filthy converse trainers which looked hysterical with my beautiful dress. Naturally everyone took pictures of David putting my actual shoes back on.

The speeches were fabulous; even though David described the moment he knew I was ‘the one’ as when I had to suck a splinter from his toe while we were away. My father’s face was a picture at that point!

In the evening David had organised a massive surprise fireworks display which was amazing and our friends bought lots of lanterns for us, which was another lovely touch.

Both of our ‘best bits’ were in the church. I just felt so excited making my vows with all the special people in my life around me. It was a really significant moment. David’s was being announced in the church as Mr and Mrs Williams.

We’re going snowboarding in the winter for our honeymoon but did spend a few days together at Chewton Glen after the wedding which was fabulous!



Photography: John Rose Photography, 0800 211 8143, johnrosephotography.com

Venue: At home

Dress: Brides by Victoria, Salisbury, 01722 414 430, bridesbyvictoria.co.uk

Groom: Moss Bros, Salisbury, 01722 320244, moss.co.uk

Make-up: Sarah Brock, sarahbmakeup.co.uk

Accessories: Sisters in Pearl, Salisbury, sistersinpearl.co.uk and Brides by Victoria

Invites: A&B crafts, Andover, 01264 395424, abcrafts-online.co.uk

Catering: (Day) TLC Caterers, Salisbury, tlcsalisbury.co.uk; (Eve hog roast) Beverley’s Cakes aka Busy Bees, beverleyscreativecakes.co.uk/busy-bees-catering; (Bar) The Complete Party, thecompleteparty.co.uk

Cake: We made the cake and all the decorations out of sugar paste

Flowers: (Church and top table) Susie Edwards, Dorset, 01258 837933, edwards-lunn.fsnet.co.uk

Transport: High Steppers, Dorset, 01305 849056, highsteppers.co.uk

Entertainment: Jazz band during meal, and Bye George DJ (family friend)


To see more of David and Polly’s wedding pictures see our online gallery or the 2013 issue of Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire BRIDE

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