‘Hiya – my name’s Delyth, I’m getting married in September, and you’ve been recommended by a friend’
‘Oh brilliant, that’s really lovely to hear! So tell me a little bit about your plans…’
‘Well, we have a massive white rabbit…’
It all became clear (once we’d both stopped laughing), as Delyth explained that George (their massive white rabbit) was such a big part of their lives they’d like him to be around when they got married. Within minutes of meeting Delyth and Shane in person, a few weeks later, I felt like I was with old friends. They’re two of the warmest, funniest, loveliest people I could hope to meet. Their wedding was full to the brim with beautiful big-hearted family and friends, laughter and hilarity.
George did them proud and hopped down the aisle with the flowergirls, leaving the designated ‘rabbit whisperers’ Del and Shane had planted along the edges of the pews – in case of floppy eared emergencies – to simply enjoy watching him lollop past, to the tune of ‘I’m late, I’m late… for a very important date!’ He didn’t stick around for the meal and dancing but we made sure to include him in some of the photos.
Inspired by George, there was an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ feel to the whole day, from Del’s blue ribbon to toadstools on tables. Later on there were eye-watering funny speeches, prizes for The Best Flowergirls – both winners in their age categories! (and totally deserved too) – and some seriously brilliant moves on the dancefloor. Delyth and Shane’s wedding was one of the most heart warming, giggle-filled days I ever had the pleasure to be part of… it didn’t even matter that it pretty much drizzled constantly, because this lot were just so amazing. Plus Del’s got one of those smiles that makes everyone else smile, and when you’re in a room with her and Shane and all their friends and family, the sky being a bit grey seems a very small and silly thing to care about.
Thanks so much to Del and Shane (+ George!) for inviting me in… here’s a few of my favourites.