The wedding of Abigail Gibbard and Christopher Huband

PUBLISHED: 16:58 20 December 2010 | UPDATED: 17:41 20 February 2013

The wedding of Abigail Gibbard and Christopher Huband

The wedding of Abigail Gibbard and Christopher Huband

Newly-weds Christopher and Abigail Huband tell the story of their wedding day

Butterflies of love

Newly-weds Christopher and Abigail Huband tell the story of their wedding day

The bride and groom

Christopher John Huband and Abigail Hollie Gibbard.

Occupations
Chris is a farmer and Abby a conveyancer.

Address
Suckley on the Herefordshire/ Worcestershire border.

The parents
Patricia Alice and William Albert Gibbard of Stanford Bishop and Valerie and Walter Huband of Suckley.

The best man
Duane Berry.

The attendants
Alison Huband, Evie Gibbard, Alice Nielson and Trinnia Nielson.

Where and how did you meet?
We first met about 15 years ago. We dated for about three years and then went our separate ways. We met each other again a few years back and rekindled our romance.

Location for wedding and reception
Our wedding was at St John the Baptist Church, Suckley. Chriss family have been married and buried at Suckley Church for hundreds of years. The reception was held at Verzon House, Trumpet, near Ledbury. We chose the venue as it is such beautiful setting and the food is exceptional. The rooms are tastefully decorated and the grounds made it the perfect venue for our wedding.

The gown
From Betty Lou Brides, Worcester: an ivory dress with buttons down the back, a crystal-encrusted skirt and heart-shaped neckline.

Groom's suit
Morning dress with touches of gold, yellow and cream, from Cox of Malvern.

Bridesmaids' dresses
Alison wore a gold dress and the three little bridesmaids wore white and carried butterfly bags and yellow lollipops.

Special touches
Abbys hair was by Margaret Dallow of Bromyard, with a tiara and crystals which matched the crystals on the bottom of the gown. The wedding car was a 1960s silver Jaguar.

The day
The sun was shining and the church was decorated in yellow, white and gold, with big butterflies on the flowers. The service was relaxed and very happy. It was conducted by The Reverend Bruce Thomson who did a superb job and made us both feel so comfortable. The organist was Brenda Price who played Lord of the Dance and Lord of All Hopefulness.

On arrival at Verzon House we all had Pimms in the garden as the day was so beautiful. We were then invited into for our wedding breakfast. We chose chicken for a main course and a chocolate fudge cake for dessert. The food was superb and a big thanks to Peter Marks for his attention to detail. In the evening we had a pig roast and a live band which played our first dance as man and wife. The day went so quick but it was exactly what we always wanted. We wish it had been a dress rehearsal and we could do it all over again.

Precious memories
Abby: My most precious memory was walking into the church with my father and seeing all the flowers and guests looking so happy and relaxed and my husband-to-be looking a little nervous but confident! I felt like a princess. We would like to say a big thank you to both sets of parents as without their support the wedding would have been so hard to organise. A special thanks to my mother who did wonders with the flowers, which she was so worried about.


The photographer: Gemma Williams Photography. www.gempics.co.uk

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