Mark and Melissa celebrated a civil ceremony at 3:30pm in the grounds of Shenley Cricket Centre on 27th August, 2011. Their ceremony was emotional and even though it had been raining just minutes before Melissa walked down the aisle with her father, the sun came out right before the ceremony started and remained out until Mark and Melissa became husband and wife.
The couple visited 3 venues before choosing Shenley, but it was the fact that they could get married outside in the pavilion that made this the perfect venue for them. They celebrated their ceremony and wedding breakfast with 90 guests, and invited a further 40 friends to the evening reception. The wedding had a New York theme running through the day inside a marquee with colourful passion fruit cosmopolitan cocktails followed by a mixture of starters, burger, chips and salad for the main and a trio of American style desserts.