Vanessa and Derek became husband and wife in a traditional church wedding ceremony at St John’s Church in Bath. She walked down the aisle with her father to Handel’s ‘Minuet’, and carried a bright bouquet of blooms.
As Vanessa freelances as a wedding florist, she was able to make her own wedding bouquet. She decided against the traditional whites and pastels and created a bouquet in bright shades of pink, peach and yellow.
Derek, Vanessa and their 70 wedding guests sang hymns as part of the ceremony – choosing ‘Amazing Grace’ in honour of Vanessa’s grandmother and ‘One More Step along the World’ as an upbeat, fun choice.
Vanessa’s cousin and Derek’s aunt both gave readings at the ceremony, and the couple exchanged rings and vows.