Lauren and Luke had two ceremonies at the end of October….. not greedy at all! The first was a small family and close friends affair at The Flint Room in Norwich. Small didn’t mean sedate or run-of-the-mill though! First there was the groom – who managed to smash some of the decorations before we even started – so he had to clear it up!
Then there were the groomsmen. A laugh a minute – but they took their role very seriously… and there wasn’t too much heckling, considering how funny they were!
Then there was the most beautiful poem by Pablo Neruda – one of my favourites in fact – here’s a snippet.
I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz,
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:
I love you as one loves certain obscure things,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.
And Lauren’s lovely dad explained how it felt during the ceremony
But then there was the evening……. that was when the fun really started. The ceremony took place as the sun set, in the garden of The Locks Inn at Geldeston and the sunset was spectacular. Guests were in full Halloween garb. The bride wore black. We stood under an ‘arch’ shaped like a coffin and draped with black net and tiny twinkly lights. The bride wore black. We had a smoke machine, great music and the couple – surrounded by their friends – waited for my arrival from the river, dressed in dark green velvet and a big hat. Addams Family eat your heart out!!