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Gina and Thomas John Ellis – Now that’s what I call a wedding!
What are you doing AGA man? You can’t blog about a wedding, this is The AGA Man’s Point-to-Point Horse Racing Diary! Well, if it wasn’t for point-to-point horse racing we wouldn’t have been at the wedding, plus, with so many great photos, I thought it would be nice to use them to tell the story of a memorable day, along with a few (witty, I hope) captions.
Tom Ellis lives down the road from us, but he was marrying a lass from Hertfordshire – Gina Andrews – so we headed south on Saturday morning to join the rest of the wedding party at Luton Hoo, before heading for Gina’s home village of Lilley (and our first gin of the day… or was it the second?).
You won’t see too many pics from the church on this blog post as the official photographer – Neale Blackburn – is producing a wedding album for the happy couple – that’s one to look forward to! There are lots of social shots, and plenty from the dance floor, and I’ve tried to include as many people as possible. I hope you all enjoy it!
Anyway, at this point I think there have been more than enough words so I’m going to let the photos and captions do the talking – good shout AGA man!
The vicar asked the congregation not to take photos in the church but before I could stop myself I was stood on a pew snapping away – with hearty encouragement from the row behind!
You may have noticed that it’s dark, and when it’s dark the photos can get a little bit more interesting, plus there’s lots of arm waving and pointing – see below. I’ve also censored a few pics and they have been left on the cutting room floor – but only after me and Mrs S had a right good giggle at them!
The dance floor was heaving as Josh finished his set, with loads of singing, pointing and arm waving, oh, and dancing! It was brilliant, and so was Josh, but the night wasn’t over yet!
At this point the camera was turned off, although there was time for one more gin (thanks Big T). A quick check revealed that around 900 photos and videos were on the memory card and my fingers were firmly crossed that a good number of them would be usable. I needn’t have worried, I reckon it was a job well done, with lots of great memories captured for all time.
The camera was back out briefly the following morning for a quick photo call on the steps of Luton Hoo, and for a couple of pics of the newly-weds car (suitably decorated by Pete Mann and Sam Davies-Thomas).
And that was it, a memorable weekend was over, but what a weekend it was! A huge thank you to Thomas, Gina, Simon, Joanna, Tony and Pippa for including us, I know for a fact that I speak for everyone there when I say we all thoroughly enjoyed it. When’s the next one?