The Latest Wedding at Holy Trinity – Congratulations Pauline and Gary !

BrideGroomArch

On 3rd January, Pauline and Gary, who live on the Island, enjoyed what can only be described as a ‘full church wedding’…

Bride and Groom altar

The resident Anglican chaplain, the Reverend Neil Dawson, conducted proceedings in tandem with organist, Dr Melvyn Bird, and provided a traditional white wedding service for the happy couple and their invited guests…

Inside church

Charm, romance and warm Funchal weather made the Holy Trinity Church and its beautiful gardens the perfect setting for a wedding blessing/reception  – and a truly memorable occasion for British couple, Gary & Pauline Lillistone…

reception & Church front

The Service was set against a backdrop of an
array of cream and blue flower arrangements and an atmosphere that can only be
gained from a church dating back to the early 19th century…

Altar flowers

Main Alter

Entrance display

After signing the Register, the wedding party exited the church and walked a few steps to the adjoining garden, a delightful and expertly manicured area that offers more than enough space to host a traditional afternoon tea party.

 brides head

Guests were able to sit at tables and spread out on the lawned area, take in the afternoon air while downing a glass or two of Pimm’s and some very palatable bubbly.

Bride & Guests

Guests uip and david

Joy Elisabeth Tine

Guests Sarah and husband

The buffet offered a tasty selection of sandwiches, home made scones with cream and jam, mini cup cakes, banana muffins, and for the final cut, there was an exceedingly good Clementine ‘wedding’ cake.

Helen kate reception

cake

Cutting cake

Such a wonderfully successful occasion could not have happened without the help of all the volunteers at Holy Trinity incluidng the flower ladies …

The Flower ladies

and caterers …

Kate and Helen

Ruben kitchen

Bride groom chef

( Photos by Jonathon Calvert, text supplied by the bridal couple)

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About holytrinitychurch

This is the official blog site for the Anglican Church of The Holy Trinity, and the historic British Cemetery situated in the heart of the city of Funchal, on the glorious, Portuguese island of Madeira. It is hoped that this blog will encourage dialogue, however, comments deemed to be blasphemous, offensive or personal will not be published.
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2 Responses to The Latest Wedding at Holy Trinity – Congratulations Pauline and Gary !

  1. Rev Phil Bew says:

    Seeing Pauline & Gary’s wedding photos brought back happy memories of our stau last September. We remember them well. Love to everybody, especially those who were so helpful and welcoming to us. Rev Phil & Sue Brew.

  2. Rev Phil Brew says:

    Please disregard my earlier note with its spelling mistakes! It should be:
    Seeing Pauline & Gary’s wedding photos brought back happy memories of our stau last September. We remember them well. Love to everybody, especially those who were so helpful and welcoming to us. Rev Phil & Sue Brew.

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