Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Full Report

Saturday afternoon we left Oxford and headed to neighboring village Abingdon for our dear friends' wedding. It was such a splendid celebration!

Abingdon Baptist Church

Bride and Groom Exiting the Church

 Hard at Work Blowing Bubbles over the Newlyweds

Carriage pulled by Spanish Horses

Bride and Groom off to the Tea Reception

Graham & Nathalie

MBA & Moi

We then walked to the Tea Reception
I wish I had taken this instead:

Isn't it cute?!?!

 Look at the little fellow in morning dress! Precious!

The Tea Reception was held at the Abbey Guildhall.

Drinks & Sandwiches Here

Cake was Outside

Mother of the Groom with Grandson

Bride and Groom with their Parents

Nathalie, Lauren, & Me

We were then coached over to the Bodleian Library for the following reception:

With the Bride & Groom!

Lobby where there was the Drinks Reception 

We then went on guided private tours of the Bodleian Library. I wish I could show you pictures, but we weren't allowed to take them!
I did sneak into the hall where the Dinner Reception was:
Pretty Amazing!

We were soon seated and then the speeches began. The speeches are a very special part of the traditional wedding day in Great Britain. They are usually given by the father of the bride, the groom, and the best man. Here's a picture of Simon giving his masterful speech:

 The speech was humorous, touching, and inspiring. Very well done!


Then we bid the lovely couple adieu and they were off to their honeymoon!

Their wedding was such a thoughtful demonstration of their love to one another and of all the interests and values they hold dearly. It was a such delight to celebrate with them on their wedding day!


Katie said...

I loved this whole post! What fun, what beautiful pictures, what an experience! I will just continue to live vicariously through you and my sisters (who also have fun international experiences!)

Heather said...

I stinking LOVE this. Big, big LOVE.

p.s. your hat = absolutely adorable

Jessica Matz said...

We are sitting here with your parents admiring your beautiful photography and classy fascinator. Love it!

Nathalie Chernoff said...

Great pics Ashli! It was such a fun day :)

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