Holly and Jason’s wedding has to go down in history as one of the happiest, smiliest weddings with the most weeping ever! Holly has the most radiant smile I’ve ever seen, and she couldn’t stop it on her wedding day, of course. But then there were the vows and heartfelt speeches which left most of the guests in pieces (me included!), interspersed with so many hilarious, joyful bits that everyone was going from crying to laughing to clapping and back again within a matter of seconds. Such a great day!
I started off with Holly getting ready in Wimbledon, and when she arrived at the London Rowing Club wedding venue in Putney on the river bank, the best thing happened. I’m used to guests sighing and going “ooh!” in appreciation as the bride walks in on her Dad’s arm, but when Holly’s friends and family saw her looking so beautiful, there was an actual GASP, followed by full-on applause as she walked down the aisle to Jason, who was applauding too. Freaking amazing moment. And then, after having everyone tear up during the ceremony, they ended with a group singalong of “Higher and Higher”, which was just the most fun ever! I think I’m going to start suggesting that to couples – everyone should have a rock song crowd singalong at their wedding. I wish I’d done it!
Afterwards there were incredible, funny, warm, emotional speeches – one thing I loved was that anytime anyone got mentioned by name in the speeches, they had to stand up and take a bow and be applauded, even if it was just “Holly’s friends from school!”. And I have to give a special mention to the food, which was INCREDIBLE. Possibly the best wedding food I’ve had this year. Yum. I’m certainly going back to the London Rowing Club wedding venue! (thank goodness it’s not just a wedding venue).
Thank you so much, Holly and Jason, and also to my 2nd shooter, Paola, for your awesome support. Oh and special mention to Holly and Jason’t bear puppet, Bob, who travels round the world with them, and featured in the table names as well as getting up to a bit of wedding fun on his own! 🙂