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Like our ancient New Forest, New House at Redlynch is not exactly new. It is a splendid Jacobean Building, here painted by L. Webb in 1988.
It was the venue for Rachel and Gareth’s wedding which we attended today. Here are Jackie, Shelly, Ron, Anthony, Chris, and other guests gathering before
ascending the entrance steps.
Drinks were offered in the hall. Donna was one of those inside.
The arrival of the sparkling Austin 12 was a rival to the ladies’ fascinators.
Richard has spent years renovating this wonderful representative of motoring’s early days.
This sheet explains its condition when he found it, now 20 years ago. It is one of two vintage cars available from Jane Austin Weddings (www.salisbury-wedding-cars.co.uk). Richard is currently restoring an Austin 7.
After a most happy ceremony Rachel, with her bouquet,
and Gareth, with his buttonhole, mingled with the guests outside,
before setting of to Barford Park Farm Barn in Downton for the reception.
Max was the youngest of the guests, who included
who took these photos of Ian.
Oh, and Jackie and me portrayed by Becky.
The wedding breakfast consisted of perfectly roasted hog and superb crackling served with fresh soft rolls, jacket potatoes and plentiful salad. A variety of ice cream flavours were a most suitable dessert. Red and white wines were on offer.
We were entertained by speeches from Bill, the bride’s father, and from Gareth himself and his best man.
Resplendent Helen, here with Shelly and Anne,
and dapper Bill, with Anne, visited the tables.
We returned home, tired and content, soon after the music and dancing began.