It’s well and truly wedding season and the first of two weddings have been and gone and it was the most perfect day. I’ve known Rachael since Uni (she was actually a Myspace friend first – yikes, am I showing my age here?) and we finally met in person when we both joined the University’s Indie music Society all those years ago. She’s one of those special uni friends who never ever fell off the radar and we managed to become even better friends since we left. In fact she made an appearance in this Bestival post from years ago…
After Uni, Rachael soon met Martin and these two are just the male/female equivalent of one another, they finish off each other’s sentences, laugh at the same things and can easily discuss Morrisey/Libertines for hours and hours on end (I’m not even joking – Martin’s wedding speech was something else!). Rachael is super smart, recently graduated with a distinction in her masters at SOAS all while juggling a full time job working in Parliament. Like me she shares an interest in Art so we always try and visit an exhibition together whenever I’m in London. Martin is the biggest Coronation Street fan, writes for the Corrie blog as well as presenting Happy Sundays on Croydon Radio – you can thank me later Martin 😉 They are two of the most interesting, funny and compelling people I know.
I couldn’t have been any more excited to be there to see these guys finally say the ‘I DO’s’ and on a very sunny Friday, my friends got married at Brighton Town Hall and it was awesome! The weather was amazing and the sky was the bluest that I’d seen it in a long time.
The wedding was followed with the cutest little reception just round the corner at the Coach House filled with metres and metres of homemade bunting and decorations. I should have guessed that there was a music theme to all the tables with all their favourite bands making the ultimate line up (The Smiths, The Libertines and Belle and Sebastian to name a few!). The wedding favours were in the form of a mixtape which were a lovely personal touch and of course, the music that night was awesome! It was the most emotional and happiest of days spent with these guys and some much-missed uni friends. I’ve never seen them look so happy and I’m just so pleased that I got to share their day with them. Congratulations again you guys!