The Shortest Day of 2011

We had the pleasure of attending a wedding yesterday (22nd December 2011) in one of our 1928 white vintage Citroen’s ‘Harriet’ – The wedding was between Rachel and James which was held at Notley Tythe Barn between Long Crendon and Chearsley (near Thame).

What a fantastic day and such fabulous weather for the time of year. Yesterday was the shortest day of 2011, otherwise known as ‘the winter solstice’ we had bright sunshine and hardly a cloud to be seen for most of the day and with temperatures easily reaching double figures – it really does not get much better than this in December !

Bright sunshine, Blue sky and very long shadows due to the low winter sun

The Winter Solstice is when, in the northern hemisphere, the sun remains the closest to the horizon due to the earth’s 23.5º ‘tilt’, it is when we get the shortest day and the longest night (in the North Pole there is no sun for 3 months during the winter – poor Santa) !

The winter solstice is the turning point of the year as from now on the days will get gradually longer until the summer solstice on the 20th June 2012, by which time we will be well in to our summer 2012 weddings.

Our genuine 1920’s Vintage cars have an all important ‘modern’ accessory for winter weddings – they are fitted with a good heater, this allows us to attend weddings, in comfort, all year round.

This time last year ‘Harriet’ was up to her running boards in snow – despite their age our vintage cars are very capable on today’s roads - see my blog ‘Nice day for a white wedding’ but who would have thought that it would be warm enough for the guests to go outside after the ceremony at Notley Barn in December this year

……….. and what a fantastic sunset too !

I would like to wish Rachel and James Greenaway all the very best for a long and happy marriage and thank them for booking us for their wedding.

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish all of our Brides and Grooms from the past, present and future a very happy Christmas and prosperous new year for 2012.

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