Photo courtesy AnA Photography.
Chris and Kelly’s wedding at St. Petroc’s Church, Bodmin, on
Saturday 6th July with ‘Showgirl’ Lola
A weekend to remember…
The British and Irish Lions would register their First Series victory since 1997 by thrashing OZ in Sydney 41 – 16 the very day same day that Chris and Kelly tied the knot. On Sunday, Andy Murray would become the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years and the first British man ever to win it wearing shorts!
Saturday the 6th July 2013 will always be extra special though to Kelly, Chris and their honoured guests…
Undetected by Met Office radar, which just a few weeks earlier were predicting another ‘Annus Horribilis’, the heat wave was holding firm.
The weather is about as best as it can be this season compared to last and today was also a scorcher. Lola and I were to make our way northeast towards Lostwithiel to rendezvous with Kelly, who was eagerly waiting at Lostwithiel Golf Club, writes Chauffeur Steff…
Having set off early from Strawberry Leisure HQ to avoid the holiday traffic, Lola and I found that we made good time, which was just as well because the temperature was fast approaching 28 degrees and humidity was practically zero.
Lola, Lily and Lulu have air-cooled engines and don’t like standing with the engine idling in hot weather, so as we had made such good time on our journey to Lostwithiel Golf Club, I decided to make a small detour through the woodland and found a cool spot in the shade to take a break.
Lola cooling off down a beautiful leafy lane.
Whilst Lola was cooling off, I set about giving her a quick polish and making small adjustments to the route because it was also Bodmin Heritage day and we were going to be driving straight through busy parades and closed roads.
With Lola chilled it was time to make our way to Lostwithiel Golf Club, where we had an important appointment with Kelly, so it wasn’t a surprise to see a hive of activity as I pulled Lola up alongside Kelly’s apartment.
There were people coming and going, flowers arriving and guests departing; it really was busier than a Saturday morning at King’s Cross Station.
Official picture takers on duty today were AnA Photography.
With Lola parked up in the shade at the Golf Club, I made my way to the reception to announce our arrival, and then set about discussing the day’s events with the wedding planner at the Club. Soon after Corey arrived, followed by Casey, Kira (Kelly’s mum) and Kelly. Kelly looked stunning in her A-line gown that boasted a chapel length train.
Everyone was now safely on board and we set off to St Petroc’s Church, Bodmin, where Chris (the groom) and the guests were patiently waiting. Today however was Bodmin Heritage day, so most of the roads were closed for street celebrations. Luckily for us the street marshals saw us coming and removed the road closed signs and waved us on.
There were people everywhere, so we wove our way through precariously until we reached the church. Just then a huge monster jumped out right in front of Lola and I made an emergency stop! It was the beast of Bodmin, who had escaped and was being chased once again! Luckily the beast was caught just down the road and will be put on trial.
With that out of the way, we finally made it to the church, albeit with a couple of terrified children.
Lola at St Petroc’s Church Bodmin, awaiting the bride and groom.
During the ceremony, I got chatting to another admirer, who turned out to be one of the church bell ringers who had been drafted in from Zennor church to help out. The whole Zennor team were in attendance today, as the regular bell ringers were busy chasing the beast of Bodmin (each to their own!).
Soon those bells started to ring, announcing to the whole town that Chris and Kelly had joined in matrimony and the celebrations were about to begin.
Cheers – congratulations!
A final couple of poses with Lola before the reception.
As the reception was at Lostwithiel Golf Club, it was decided that the afternoon photographs would be conducted at the grounds and that Lola would not be needed any longer after the first few photographs.
So it was time for us to say goodbye but not before we had the traditional toast and just for a change, at the couple’s request, we conducted this with two bottles of chilled premium lager.
Our best wishes to Kelly and Chris for a very happy future x
All photographs by Strawberry Leisure unless otherwise stated.