A dapper British groom and his American bride say "cheers" to friends, family, and each other at their intimate Thanksgiving nuptials in the bucolic English countryside.
Neal Callow and Heather Banta decided to marry on the English county of Somerset, the idyllic setting of such Jane Austen novels as "Persuasion" and "Northanger Abbey." For the reception, they chose Babington House, a 16th-century manor turned hotel and spa, and for the ceremony, the even older St. Andrew's Church in the nearby village of Mells.
Neal and Heather pose on the grounds of Babington House. He is wearing a Tom Ford suit; she's in a Delphine Manivet dress.
Heather's bouquet of 'Juliet' roses, dusty pink and burgundy ranunculus, white anemones with black centers, trailing green amaranths, parsley, and mint arrived in time for prewedding photos; with it she wore sentimental jewelry, including her grandmother's gold charm bracelet. "It's the most valuable thing I own," she says.
Ceremony Location: St. Andrew's Church, Mells
Reception Location and Catering: Babington House
Event Planning: David Pressman Events
Wedding Photography: Aaron Delesie
Music: Salutemus (cocktail hour); Rollercoaster (reception)
Bride's Dress: Delphine Manivet
Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Vera Wang
Hair and Makeup: Norma Webb
Transportation: Shaftesbury and District (double-decker bus)
Fireworks: Fantastic Fireworks
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