When Hester and Tom got in touch and told me about their wedding at Lyde Court barn in Hereford, I had my fingers crossed they’d go ahead and book me. Its a part of the UK I’ve never been to, but I’d heard good things and by the looks of the website, the venue looked awesome. Needless to say, Hester and Tom did book me (high five!!), we then arranged to meet up a week before the big day in Birmingham. We met for a nice cup of coffee on a lovely spring day and talked through the plans for the wedding. The most striking part of our discussion was the task that Hester had set herself prior to the wedding. In Japanese culture, the handing over of 1000 paper cranes is seen as a way to wish a thousand years of happiness and prosperity to the couple (thanks wikipedia!!). Naturally, upon hearing this, Hester took it upon herself to begin the manufacture of (you guessed it) 1000 paper cranes!! I thought she was a bit mad when she told me, but arriving at the venue on the morning of the wedding and seeing them all hanging on a carousel at the end of the barn, I could only take my hat off to her. You couldn’t take your eyes off them, they really did look incredible. And the day was equally brilliant, another truly wonderful couple.