A couple of weeks after Leanne and Mark’s marvelous-Marvel-themed-marriage (see my previous post!) we were on a little road trip to Wales for Christine and Peter’s wedding day. During the week leading up to the day we found ourselves playing our favourite ‘guess what the weather might do’ game. It had been up and down all week and on our final check the night before we were fortunate enough to be graced with…a yellow weather warning. Thank’s Met Office! We left Cheltenham on a dreary, cold Friday morning with a very typically-British grey, drizzly vista as we headed down the motorway.
Now, I actually used to live in Wales not so long ago, and not once did I find myself thinking ‘the weather is the best thing about this place!’ But as we crossed the River Severn things genuinely seemed to brighten up; Wales was on our side today! Once we had arrived at Port Talbot, Mike went to meet with Christine as she left the house in a pretty impressive limo, while I was meeting up with Peter and the groomsmen at their hotel. At the registry office we just had time for a few group shots and natural pictures before moving indoors for the ceremony. Afterwards, with skies overhead threatening to rain, we made a quick dash for a local park for some couple shots of Christine and Peter alone and then on to the reception.
I always feel incredibly fortunate to have such a fantastic job, joining people on a regular basis on the happiest day of their lives all the while seeing fabulous venues across the country. But these days are made even more special by those fantastic moments that you know a couple will remember for a long time to come. The first dance typically takes the prize for that, and while Christine and Peter’s certainly wasn’t an exception to this a moment that really stood out was when Peter surprised Christine with a rendition of ‘Come What May’. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as he brought an emotion-filled day to a stunning close.