I don't mind if you despise this blog,yes it's great if you enjoy it, but rather selfishly, it's for me.It's oddly comforting knowing that my little opinion is floating around in cybersapce and will always be here.
This evening has been one of the most magical and momentous evenings of my life. I honestly don't think I have ever felt this elated for a couple. Today was Emma Cases' 30th birthday , and this evening was her party. I met her through a drama group a few years ago and we've remained in touch, she is a fully fledged wedding photographer now and business seems to be booming. She is the complete epitome of the old saying ' good things come to good people' anyway she'd organised the whole thing months and months ago. The theme was 50's and everyone got fully kitted out in 50's gear, the whole shebang from the iconic hair styles right down to the types of heel.
The venue was just seamlessly suitable with the 'Enchantment Under the Sea Dance' theme, there were beautiful little lollipops and cakes and for us greedy gits there was a full on pork bap spread. An hour into the already wonderful evening Pete Smyth (Emmas fiance) gathered everyone around the stage, we knew there was a surprise but nothing in the world could prepare us for the sheer shock as the crowd was parted and slowly formed into an aisle. Before we knew it we were peering over one anothers shoulders to catch a glimpse of bride maids walking down the aisle followed by Emma in her beautiful vintage wedding dress.
THEY WERE GETTING MARRIED.THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER FINALLY GOT TO BE THE BRIDE.
I don't normally get emotional over weddings or general romance, but something inside me clicked as I watched her walking up to us, I just couldn't hold back, I was bawling like a total baby.
Myself and the bride.
They both then revealed to us that they had gotten married earlier, low key, at a registry office. I was stunned, for years now everyone has been awaiting the invitations for their wedding and I never in a million years would have guessed that they would do it on Emmas birthday. They then said their vows to one another (yet more tears) and had their first dance (yes even more tears, I'm surprised my make up managed to withstand the waterfall). With the producer of Deal or No Deal on the decks the music was ideal, with a mix of 50's classics and pure rock 'n' roll (which is perfect for Pete).
I still find it very hard to put into words how truly amazing this night has left me feeling. I will never ever forget this evening and the events that unfolded before my unbelieving eyes.I may have come away with a few cavities (I ate far too many lollipops) but above all I have come away with so much admiration (didn't think I could have much more) for the utterly perfect couple that is Mr & Mrs Smyth.
The seamlessly suited, sneakiest and sweetest couple in history.