Ben and Rachel haven't had the easiest time over the last few years and they totally deserved an amazing wedding day. They sure did get one! It was filled with laughter, tears and happiness. Not just theirs, I'm pretty sure I cried at least three times! It was a stunning day and I've been looking forward to sharing it here.
We started out with the boys getting ready at home where there were a couple of hangovers being nursed. Not by Ben though who was as fresh as a daisy and ready to get the party started. I then beetled over to Sopwell House where the girls were relaxed and happy. There were presents, breakfast and quite a few tears due to a beautiful letter from Ben. Rachel looked completely amazing in her first of her two wedding dresses!
The ceremony took place at St. James' Church in Bushey which is where Bianca and Ricky were married in Eastenders! Not quite so much drama for Ben and Rachel though, just a beautifully sweet moment when Rachel's Mum who is recovering from a stroke was helped to walk down the aisle by an emotional Dad.
After the service it was back to Sopwell House which had been beautifully prepared with the most amazing flowers and hundreds of candles. Drinks on the terrace were followed by a superb wedding breakfast. The speeches brought more laughter and tears.
Rachel then changed into her second dress. A beautiful sparkly beaded number for the evening. There was cake, a first dance, a bouquet toss, sparklers and an amazing band. Ben and Rachel celebrated with style and I hope they have the blissful marriage that they deserve.