What a gorgeous day for a Stonecroft Inn Wedding Colleen and Anthony had! I have photographed some unique weddings, but I can honestly say I have never photographed a bride who played the bagpipes at her own reception! That was just the tip of the iceberg for unique moments at Colleen + Anthony's Stonecroft Inn Wedding.
In the beginning of the day, Colleen's mother placed a pale blue garter on Colleen's leg that she had worn at her own wedding, and that her mother had worn on her wedding day as well. It even still lived in its original box from a boutique called La France Shop in Norwich.
Also, Colleen and Anthony wed in the same church that Colleen's parents had gotten married in, by the same minister, 32 years earlier. This is also the church where Colleen was baptized, and still attends. Colleen loves the big windows and the memories attached to Preston City Congregational Church so it was an obvious choice for their ceremony.
Collen also wore a tuppence in her shoe. The tuppence was given to her by her bagpipe instructor when she was very young, and he told her it was to wear on her wedding day. He was very surprised when after their performance at the wedding Colleen removed her shoe and returned the tuppence to him. It was just another super sweet, sentimental moment.
After some beautiful songs preformed on the bagpipes, guests toasted the couple with homemade Mead that Colleen, Anthony and Colleen's father had brewed over the winter. It's citrus and ginger flavor complimented their citrus Zest Fresh Pastry cake perfectly. Colleen's sister also gave a breathtaking harp performance in lieu of a Maid of Honor toast, following Anthony's best man who delivered a very funny toast recounting the day they met in school.
All around this was a very awesome day to be a part of. I love hearing all the little bits and pieces that come together to make someone's wedding day uniquely theirs and I am so happy Colleen and Anthony and their families shared all of this with me for their Stonecroft Inn wedding. You two are off to a wonderful start for a beautiful marriage and I can not wait to see what the future holds!
So much love!