The Beast from the East Wedding: The Unexpected Guest

The Beast from the East Wedding Plans

Not even The Beast from the East colliding head long with Storm Emma last month was going to stop proceedings. Instead we invited them both in, sat them down and embraced them!

It was simply the plus one that you weren’t expecting on the guest list. Every good venue can handle it and handle it they did. Everyone did.

Siberian blasts aside, the Beast from the East was not going to cause the chaos that everyone presumed it would. The wedding of Kerry and Darren went ahead despite the best attempts of the weather to stop proceedings in their tracks.

Road conditions were treacherous, I set of three hours ahead of schedule. Kerry changed her plans and headed over to the hotel at the same time instead of getting ready at home. The team at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel arranged for the registrar to conduct the ceremony an hour and a half early.

Cold Day Warm Hearts

Let’s do this! There was a sense of wartime spirit to the day. Spontaneous measures abound and everyone was fine. Adapting plans, remaining calm and being flexible kept things ticking along. Learn to roll with the punches and it all worked out perfectly despite the obstacles.

Twenty happy guests and one happy couple in the safe and capable hands of the wedding venue, the registrar and then there was me there to record the adventures. Nothing was going to stop these nuptials.

“I would like to say massive thank you for risking your life driving over to Christchurch in the snow for our wedding. You were amazing and made everything feel so much better. Everyone commented how lovely you were and professional. Thank you again. Kerry and Darren”

A day to remember on so many levels and I won’t even begin to remind you why every penny spent on a professional wedding photographer  pays dividends.

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Credit to the other intrepid wedding suppliers. Those who made it through the snow, against the elements. Delivering goods and services to the wedding:

Wedding Venue: Christchurch Harbour Hotel

Florist: Jules Florist

Wedding transport: Christchurch Cars

Cake: Natalie Hammel

Wedding Photography: Bh13 Photography