The exhilaration of the ceremony continued afterwards, hugging friends and family and having lots of photos taken.
Towards the back of the garden, there are some beautiful trees, that happened to provide a beautiful background, and protected us from the raindrops that were beginning to fall.
We found my favourite tree - a big, old Chestnut, and managed to scramble up the mossy branches for some amazing shots.
These are some of my favourite shots - and allowed us some really special time with close friends just before the reception began. It was surreal to be sitting in the tree with the Pal, looking at each other and thinking, 'We're married'!
We chose to have lots of photos in front of the garage doors, and the one below is one of my favourites of the wedding. It's a shot of a whole group of our friends, many of whom the Pal has known for almost 20 years. Hilariously (or so I think), I am the only one smiling. We were trying to do a Victorian-style 'no smiling' photo, but I am biologically unable not to smile.
This is a post in a series chronicling our wedding, which took place on the 23rd October, 2010. Next up will be inside the reception tent!