I can’t beleive it has taken me SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO long to show you Nikki and Stu’d wedding photographs at Iscoyd Park. It is especially shameful of me because it was so memorable. More about that in a minute! But yes, back in March (when it was sunny) I travelled up to Shropshire for their wedding.
We had not had the chance to meet before their wedding which was a shame because the more I got to know them on the day the more I liked them. We did talk on the phone about their wedding plans. Amongst other things they mentioned that they might have a little surprise, so I should keep my eyes open. Quite a few people say this. Maybe it’s a magician who shows up to entertain guests or a special wedding cake. They said they couldn’t tell me any more as they weren’t sure of the details and so we left it at that.
Fast forward to the ceremony. You know. The really important, emotional bit. The best man is just about to hand the rings over when non other than Keith Lemon (AKA celebrity comic Leigh Francis) bursts in to the room followed by an ITV film crew. I didn’t know where to focus! With him was their lovely excited dog who was to be the ring bearer as he had the rings tied to a cushion on his back! I actually couldn’t believe how emotional and fun the whole episode was.
I had always imagined that having a TV crew at your wedding (Four weddings etc.) would some how distract from the importance of it all. But hand on heart I can honestly say that in this instance they really added to the experience.
The second surprise was that Keith Lemon had flown two of Nikki and Stu’s closest friends over from Australia to be at their wedding. Everyone was in tears/shock as they walked in to the room. It was incredible.
The third surprise was their first dance was 2 become 1. The Spice Girls. As crazy as that sounds it was one of the happiest, most emotional first dances I’ve seen where the whole room danced together, singing the lyrics. It was a cheese fest but it was beautiful.