22 Jun Crooked Billet Wedding
Crooked Billet Wedding // Sarah & Tom
A Crooked Billet wedding on a perfect spring day, celebrated with all your friends and family, with good food, good weather and good times. That was Sarah & Tom’s wedding in a nutshell.
Let’s start at the beginning. Sarah got ready in Henley, and fortified by bacon butties, made her way to Wallingford Town Hall for an intimate ceremony attended by just hers and Tom’s immediate family. I had not shot at this town hall before, and was taken aback by how beautiful it is. A tiny room with original herringbone parquet floors, deep red walls accented with duck egg blue and wood panelling. Flooded with natural light, it was a perfect location for the intimate, sweet and touching ceremony.
They left the town hall under a shower of confetti and after congratulations from the family, we made our way over to the beautiful Crooked Billet on Stoke Row, a lovely little restaurant with a pretty garden. The weather was some of the best we have had so far this summer, and the afternoon passed by in a haze of Pimms and local bitter. Just before dinner, we sloped off for some portraits. Sarah & Tom are a beautiful couple, and the light was perfect – what more could you want?
Dinner was an impressive menu of local and seasonal dishes, and afterwards, there were the speeches to look forward to. Before anyone could nod off into a food coma, the band kicked off the evening party. At some weddings the dance floor can seem quite empty, the sole occupants trying to entice more people on to shake their booty. No such problem at Sarah & Tom’s wedding, there wasn’t space to swing a cat, everyone was shoulder to shoulder and the atmosphere was amazing.