The ceremony took place at 2pm at Ipswich International Church which was located 4 miles away from the couples chosen reception venue. Claire and Phil had decided beforehand that trying to force 2 year old Bella to comply with strict rules wasn’t go to work and their relaxed attitude worked well on the day. Bella insisted at the last minute on holding Claire’s bouquet down the aisle and she stood with her parents at the front of the church during the vows rather than sitting with Emily and the flower girls.
Finding a church that was close enough to the venue and suited their requirements was a little tough at first, but Claire and Phil were over the moon when Pastor Mick said that he would be delighted to marry them. The church had a wonderful energy and the ceremony ran smoothly on the day.