Bride and groom holding hands facing each other outside a shed - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Today’s real wedding pictures come from Ceri and Jamie’s opera house wedding, photographed by the fabulous Andrew J R Squires Photography.

Ceri and Jamie married on 24th September 2011 in beautiful Ringmer, East Sussex. Jamie’s family are heavily involved in opera and so the couple thought that Glyndebourne Opera House would be the perfect place to hold their wedding reception. This traditional wedding was styled to make it personal to Ceri and Jamie, with personally designed stationery, homemade cakes and table decorations.

“We wanted our wedding to be traditional, but with elements which made it personal to us.  The flowers used to decorate the church and reception venue were all picked from friends’ gardens and from Glyndebourne, and we designed and artworked all the stationery and orders of service so they looked exactly as we wanted them to.  Ceri and I, bridesmaids and family members baked homemade cakes which were served in the afternoon with Pimm’s and Prosecco, and Ceri’s mother also made the spectacular chocolate wedding cake herself, with 20 bars of Green & Black’s finest!  The wine came from the Ile de Ré, our favourite holiday destination, which we then returned to for the first week of our honeymoon, and the table decorations were all homemade, right down to the table numbers and the hundreds of feet of bunting hanging from the rafters of the restaurant!  Even the favours were handmade by us and Emma, one of the bridesmaids, with scrabble tile cufflinks spelling out the initials of each male guest and freshly made fudge for the ladies.

“The whole day was absolutely perfect in every way and even better than we hoped.  I hope you enjoy the pictures!”

Make-up brushes of wedding make-up artist - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride having wedding make-up applied - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Light blue bridesmaid dresses hanging up - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Small wedding gift on coat hanger - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Floral coat hangers - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bridal party gifts - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Wedding shoes - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Wedding dress hanging in a tree - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bridal shoes - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bridesmaid crying after seeing bride - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride and bridesmaids - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride holding bouquet - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography Bridal bouquet - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Groom hugging man - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Small statue on church entrance - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography Inside of church before wedding ceremony - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bridesmaids outside church before wedding - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Groom and best man inside wedding ceremony - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride walking into wedding ceremony - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Back of bridesmaids in wedding ceremony - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride and groom standing at the altar - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride and groom kneeling - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Groom placing ring on bride's finger - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride and groom kiss - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Newly married bride and groom leaving wedding ceremony - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride, groom and wedding guests outside of church - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride and groom being showered in confetti - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride and groom walking through garden - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride and groom walking along path - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride and groom smiling at each other - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride and groom's legs - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride and groom walking hand in hand - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride leaning head on groom - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride and groom - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride and groom standing infront of shed - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride resting head on groom's shoulder - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride and groom sitting on bench - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride holding bouquet - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Wedding sign - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Statue at Glyndebourne Opera House - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Cupcakes - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Cupcake stand - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Chocolate Brownies - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Wedding guests queing for cakes - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Grandmother writing on family tree - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Wedding reception tables - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography Wedding reception food - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Decorated wedding reception table - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Pink wedding flower - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Scrabble tile wedding place setting - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography Toy car and scrabble tiles on table - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Butterfly wedding place card - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography Butterfly wedding place card - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride and groom entering wedding reception - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Groom wedding speech - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Wedding guest crying at speech - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Best man wedding speeech - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Bride and groom hugging - Picture by Andrew J R Squires Photography

Images © Andrew J R Squires Photography