This wedding featured what is fast becoming my annual boat trip on the river Thames. Lucy had been a bridesmaid at Sarah & Morgan’s wedding just down the road near Henley in 2009, and it was good to be working with familiar faces.

Following preparations (and great bacon sandwiches) at Lucy’s parents’ home we all headed into the nearby village of Hambleden to meet up with Evan and his kilted ushers (Welsh ones these, kilt fans) at St Mary the Virgin church. Time for some mingling and a spot of confetti throwing, then everyone followed the bride and groom to a secret location where the surprise mode of transport awaited.

An hour or so floating up and down the river came to an end at the mooring at the end of Lucy’s parents’ garden. It had been cleaned of silt from years of flooding and was looking very grand for the occasion. Time for another drink or two, then it was into the marquee for the usual meal, speeches and haka. Yes, big rugby fans these Welsh folk.

You can see more of this wedding in my new galleries!

First dance for a Buckinghamshire wedding couple

A bride arranges her wedding dress

Bridal make-up is applied for a Buckinghamshire wedding

A row of shoes belonging to a bride and her bridesmaids

Family and friends help a bride with her preparations

A bride laughs whilst looking at her wedding flowers

A bridesmaid applies her make-up in a mirror

Bacon sandwiches for the bridal party at a Bucks wedding

Bridesmaids helping each other with their jewellery

A bridesmaid drinking Champagne at a Buckinghamshire wedding

A bride is fastened into her dress

A bride admires her wedding dress in Buckinghamshire

A bride's father fits her veil before her wedding

A bride and her bridesmaids gather their bouquets

Bride takes her seat in the wedding car

A bride and her father arrive at Hambleden church

The groom and his ushers share a joke at Hambleden church

The bride and her father walk down the aisle at Hambleden church

A bride and groom get married at Hambleden church

The bride and groom kiss at a Buckinghamshire wedding

A wedding guest singing hymns at Hambleden church

A bride and groom kissing at the altar in Hambleden church

A bride and groom leave Hambleden church after their wedding

A groom meets his new wife's grandmother at Hambleden church

A pregnant wedding guest smiles at a bride at a wedding

A bride and groom leave Hambleden church as confetti is thrown

A bride and groom walk through gardens in Buckinghamshire

A wedding couple on a River Thames boat on their wedding day

Guests approach a wedding reception on a boat in Buckinghamshire

A guest drinks Pimms and laughs at a Buckinghamshire wedding

A groom and his guest embrace at a wedding reception

A child looks over the side of a boat during a wedding reception

A guest waves during a wedding reception on the River Thames

A glass of Pimms is poured at a wedding reception near Hambleden

Wedding bouquets on a table at a Buckinghamshire Wedding

Some people watch a wedding reception on the River Thames pass by

A wedding guest laughing at a joke on a river boat

A bride and groom disembark from a river boat for their wedding

Guests disembark from a boat during a wedding reception

Guests enjoy a wedding reception in a garden in Buckinghamshire

A bride and groom wait by a tree at their wedding reception

A bride and groom enter the marquee at their wedding

Dragon and damson cake toppers at a Buckinghamshire wedding

A father of the groom laughs at a wedding speech

A bride gives a speech at her wedding reception

A father of the bride gives a speech at a Buckinghamshire wedding

A bride reacts to a wedding speech in Buckinghamshire

A best man makes a vomiting gesture during a wedding speech

A bride and groom laugh at the best mans wedding speech

A bridesmaid reacts to a wedding speech in Buckinghamshire

Guests hold aloft champagne glasses during wedding speeches

A groom and ushers perform a haka at a wedding reception

A bride and groom have their first dance in Bucks

A Welshman dancing at a wedding reception

A female member of a wedding band singing enthusiastically

A young boy throwing some shapes on the dancefloor

A wedding marquee at night following a Buckinghamshire wedding