About the Wedding

Sarah & Ed’s love story began in the school playground, but as teachers rather than pupils. French teacher Sarah joined Bedford school thinking she would only stay for a year, but after being swept off her feet by Sport & Geography teacher, Ed, she stayed a little longer (in fact she’s still there)! Ed proposed, in French, in a field full of sunflowers in the Dordogne but was initially stumped by Sarah’s response of “bien sûr” (of course!) which she dutifully translated for him. The pair tied the knot in beautiful spring sunshine outside in the Orchard Pavilion in April. Of their venue choice, Sarah says “We couldn’t believe it when we left Crockwell after our first visit. It was the first wedding venue we saw and we left and said ‘it can’t possibly be that easy..,’ we then saw 8 more and realised that it was perfect for us. We loved the options of garden, barn, marquee, dance floor and the development of the rooms throughout the day. The accommodation options were a huge selling point and we loved the friendly, down-to-earth feel of the venue.” The couple personalised their day with plenty of special touches including the bride’s father’s Austen 7, serving their favourite Bombay Sapphire cocktail, beer pong and a selfie challenge to get guests chatting. Sarah looked truly beautiful in her Essence of Australia dress accompanied by her gorgeous bridesmaids in pastel green. The mother of the groom provided pretty spring flowers and family helped decorate the marquee the afternoon before the wedding. Guests partied the night away to live band, Mowtown Gold. These wonderful images by John Alexander who comes highly recommended sum up the day perfectly. Our thanks to Sarah and Ed, and to their photographer for allowing us to share their special day.