The Cotswolds represent classic England – beautiful rolling hills, centuries old Cotswold stone buldings, winding roads and green and pleasant land as far as the eye can see – it’s no surprise that so many come to the Cotswolds for their weddings. This time we were in the little village of Cranham, nestled between Cirencester, Cheltenham, Stroud and Cheltenham; an idyllic setting for a wedding.
Due to catering restrictions at the marquee, we had a table booked at The Royal William, a local and very fine pub. Preordered food meant allowed us to walk in, eat, and head on – all very slick. The band well fed, we were in great spirits arriving at the venue.
We arrived in plenty of time at the marquee, and due to some unforseen circumstances the wedding was running a little late, meaning we had a great opportunity to enjoy the fabulous views and take a few photos (see below!) – really quite stunning!
Beautiful Day For A Marquee Wedding
The British summer is so unpredictable, you never quite know what to expect. This day couldn’t be more what the couple wished for – glorious sunshine making the most of those spectacular views. With the day running slightly late, we made the most of the handy load in backing the cars right up to the marquee to give us a speedy set up.
The couple had given the band free reign over the set list, giving us the chance to pull out a whole set of classics from the off. From the gentle start of Van Morrison’s Moondance – following directly on from Everything by Michael Buble – to the rousing finale of Summer of 69 into Don’t Look Back In Anger the dance floor remained bustling, the international wedding crowd busting all kinds of shapes!
Farewell To The Cotswolds
This summer hasn’t seen us in the Cotswolds as often as in previous years. It’ll be December before we return (to one of our favourite wedding venues, Barnsley House). Until then, enjoy these photos of our last Cotswolds summer wedding of 2013!
… Oh, and the celebrity connection? Apparently this was the same location as Lily Allen got married last year!