Every good blog post needs a Fanny quote, right? I just thought it was so fitting for Dawn & Dil's wedding. They did exactly what they wanted to do, where they wanted to do it (Alexanders Jazz & Comedy Club) and HOW they wanted to do it.
This was a wonderful day. Quite simply, one of the best weddings I have ever had the pleasure of attending. Yes, attending. Because you see I wore two hats to this wedding (metaphorically speaking - I can never get actual hats to fit my huge head) - my guest hat and my photographer hat. I've known Dawn & Dil for about 10 years and they are about the nicest people you could wish to meet. They weren't having a photographer so I offered to take my camera along and made no promises given that I would be partaking in the odd glass of fizz... or Pimms... or anything else that was offered to me!
Friends I hadn't seen for an age... Pimms... Dawn's simple yet stunning Diane von Furstenberg moss green dress... post ceremony open-mic session and Play Your Cards Right complete with Brucie and his 'dolly dealers'... Pimms... more Pimms... *hic*... Hawaiian flower leis... a double decker bus ride through the Cheshire countryside... a beautiful sunset over Manley Mere... delicious cupcakes (made by my very talented best friend Nicola)... and a first dance to Zorba The Greek. EPIC. (Stay tuned to the end if you can for a little bonus extra)
D&D... thank you for letting me be a part of your magnificently unique day. xxxx
The cheeky chappy doing a stand up slot in the pale grey suit and purple tie is my friend Sean.... I'm amazed I got any clear shots as I was shaking and had tears in my eyes from the laughter. If you are lucky enough to be friends with Sean you will get, every birthday without fail, your own personalised poem.
So to finish, excerpts from Dawn & Dil's special wedding poem, by Sean Conway. Thank you for letting me share!
Dil set out for Chester
His pockets full of leeks
Buoyed up by choral lah-de-dah
He yearned for urban streets
He descended from Mount Snowdon
Said this town is not so great
But he'd only got to Blacon
A fortuitous mistake
He spied a wondrous vision
Dark hair down to her toes
Tucking in his flowery pants
Said "let's see how this one goes?"
They bought a place in Notting Hoole
A good deal for a fiver
Dil showed off his DIY
And now it's worth a fiver
Dil was once a real rock star
On the Telfords scene at least
But his talent was not recognised
And his guitar now rarely speaks
They head for Greece about once a month
Know the pilot by first name
They've taken shares, the country's theirs
They'd never consider Spain
So now we're here,15 years on
We've finally got the party
We wish them well,our Dawn and Dil
Their future's looking perky