It was a beautiful day, May bank holiday Sunday as I prepared myself for the biggest day of my life. Normally I'm behind the camera but this time it was different. I was getting Married
We chose San Pietro in North Lincolnshire for our big day. It was a unique venue; offering class and sophistication in amongst the industrial centre of Scunthorpe (the place is just a stone's throw from the Steel works which the town was built upon). Charlotte (my wife to be) was in charge of most of the organising and sorted out things such as table decor, dresses, the cake, her shoes, flowers, a wedding car, hair, make up, nails, etc etc. She even added lots of extras such as a pianist, a magician for the kids, an ice cream bike, a macaroon tower and a caricaturist (I was left to sort out the Music, DJ and my Speech).
Charlotte walked down the aisle to 'Suddenly' by Angry Anderson (made famous by Scott and Charlene's wedding in Neighbours and also featured in Gavin & Stacey) and was given away by her mum, Sharon. Her sisters Jemma and Olivia were bridesmaids and our daughters Katie, Jessica and Layla were flower girls. I was helped on the day by my best man Trigger and our witnesses were Shaun and Mary.
After the ceremony there was drinks in then garden whilst talented singer/pianist Emily Martin entertained everyone. We had ice creams too. After the formal photos (taken by Snapz Photography protege's Ema and Lucy) it was time for the Groom and best man speeches - we delivered a few laughs and then ate a Mediterranean hot buffet of the highest order.
For the evening I surprised Charlotte by booking a fantastic magician, James Kirman. He entertained us and our guests all night and still don't know how he gets the ring on his shoe lace.
Our first dance was 'You Surround Me' by Erasure and we ended the night drinking gin and dancing.
Suppliers Shout Out
Venue - San Pietro
Dress - Wed to be
Flowers & table decor - Stem & Co
Bridesmaids dresses - Monsoon
Hair - Hair by Lindsey
Make up - Natalie Kate
Nails - Fringe Benefits
Stationary - Wedding and party wishes
Ice cream - On Yer Bike
Pianist - Emily Martin
Daytime magician - Magic Adam
Evening Magician - James Kirman
Photobooth - Snapz
Caricaturist - Arty Gaz
Cake - Our friend Kara
Maccaroons - Sugar Rose
DJ - Andy Carr