The wedding of Beth Powell and Lance Bombardier Luke Malone
PUBLISHED: 17:43 05 August 2011 | UPDATED: 19:49 20 February 2013
At Rowlestone Church, followed by a reception at Pengethley Manor near Ross-on-Wye
The bride and groom
Luke and Beth are from Rowlestone, Hereford. Luke serves with HM Forces Royal Artillery. Beth, formerly a bank worker, will be starting university this month.
Kevin and Jenny Powell and Lisa and Glen Smith.
Naomi Evans, Cerys Rees, Alex Parsons, Michelle Elliot, Lottie Evans, Jenny OToole, Hattie Nixon, Katie Nixon and flower girls Georgia Evans andTamsin Malone.
At Rowlestone Church, followed by a reception at Pengethley Manor near Ross-on-Wye.
Ivory silk, decorated with pearls and diamante purchased from White Minx Bridal Boutique in Hereford.
Morning suit with fuchsia cravat and ivory waistcoat from Moss Bros.
Fuchsia pink dresses from Coast.
From Posies of Hereford. Beths bouquet was made up of ivory roses and fuchsia gerbera, the bridesmaids carried ivory gerbera and the flower girls carried fuchsia gerbera. The buttonholes were ivory roses. Beths grandmother decorated the church using white flowers from Posies.
Luke and Beth made the wedding invitations and orders of service, with the help of Nicky Hill who also madea wishing tree.
Professional singer Jenny Frost sang Ava Maria as Beth walked down the aisle, which had everyone crying. She then sang Only Fools Rush In as the register was being signed and Youre My Best Friend as the newly-married couple walked out of the church.
Beth says: The church service was beautiful. The flowers and Jennys singing were wonderful. Loran Price, the events organiser at Pengethley was brilliant, nothing was too much trouble. She did not even mind us organising a visit from the chip van run by Marcus Lloyd and his wife Sue from The Old Stables fish and chip shop in Ewyas Harold. Earlier in the day we had a Pimms and canaps reception, followed by a meal with a choice of Herefordshire beef or sea bass.
The room looked magnificent. chairs were covered by The Welsh Chair Cover Company, balloons by The Balloon Shop in Hereford. The cake was made by Lukes step-dad and my mum and I helped make the cup cakes. Guests filled a giant martini glass with donations to ABF The Soldiers Charity.
I was taken to church in a black Range Rover decorated with fuchsia ribbon. Everything was so perfect, with so many happy memories. The speeches were very emotional as was our first dance to Stand By Me by Ben E King. It was wonderful to see our friends and family coming together to celebrate our marriage and seeing all the things we have arranged and talked about for months coming together so perfectly. I just wish I could do it all again.
Leslie Jarrett Photography, Lyonshall, Kington, tel: 01544 340584.