On Saturday I covered Claire Alex's Blessing which too place in the Crypt in St Paul's Catherdral, followed by a reception in the RAF club ( where I was also last week!). The boys had their swords out and looked very dashing in their unforms, whilst Claire made a lovely bride. It was a gorgeous day, and what made it even nicer was the bus tour of London which was arranged en route from St Paul's to the reception. Since a lot of Alex's family came from Wales, it meant they had a chance not only to attend the Blessing but also get some sight seeing done at the same time - what a fab idea! At the reception Claire gave a lovely speech which made me shed a few tears (I could have bawled like a baby had I let go but one must try and stay a little composed!). Claire, I am so glad you found your Prince Charming. I wish you both every happines for the future.
Some details to start off with - loved the bouquet - so delicate...
getting ready, with Magda working her magic
Mummy and daughter
boys getting ready
Alex's impressive medals and some nice sword detail
last shot before the ceremony ( which unfortunately no one is allowed to photograph - St Paul rules)
the bus tour....fun stuff!