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A weekend of wedded wonder…

March 22, 2010

Ah. Man. I love weddings. YB and I have just come back from a wonderful weekend in Yorkshire, seeing two of our dearest friends finally tie the knot.

Theirs is a classic story of a brief hooking up at university, then going their seperate ways before being reunited many years later by Facebook (what else is there now?).

Alex proposed to Katy (he got down on one knee in the snow) one Christmas, a few months before he flew to Afghanistan for a very long nine months.

He returned safely in September, and they were married this weekend at Katy’s childhood church, with Alex’s father (who is a vicar) leading the ceremony.

Yes it rained. And yes it was freezing. But it didn’t matter. They emerged from the church under an archway of swords:

And then we all proceeded to the magnificent Harewood House where we ate, drank and got merry. They danced their first dance to ‘Son of a Preacher Man’; the speeches swung between hilarious, heart-warming and emotional and little gold and blue butterflies were sprinkled across the tables.

All the little details they’d worked on were perfect – a photo story board of their time together, and their respective childhoods; the little blue boxes with caramel slices in; naming the tables after the various university halls and lecture theatres from Hull where they met; the prayers in the church which were so personal to them both and so sweet. All these things were part of an amazing wedding that was less about white dresses and napkins, and so much more about them. And who they were together. Which is what weddings should be about.

It was perfect.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 25, 2010 1:52 pm

    Her dress is beautiful! Sounds like the wedding was a blast 🙂


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