Pink Weddings Magazine Pink Weddings Summer 2018 - Page 48

JASON AND GLeN family friend who had appeared on the X Factor – singing John Lennon’s Imagine. We didn’t feel nervous but were excited, trying to notice everything going on around us. A humanist conducted ceremonies in each location and we used the same words at both. My daughter gave a reading at the Sunderland one, about two people loving each other. It was just us and two close friends in New York; small and intimate. But in Sunderland we had 60 day guests and 300 in the evening – we were quite overwhelmed by the turnout! All 48 » pink weddings magazine our guests dressed up in the Gatsby theme and it was bold and ‘like something from the Oscars’, as one guest said. We started off with some music by Fergie from The Great Gatsby film – A Little Party Never Killed Nobody. Dinner at the French restaurant in New York was followed by cocktails in the city. In the UK it was a champagne reception with hors d’oeuvres, then a three-course meal during the day, with soup, beef and chocolate brownie – and plenty of red and white wine flowing. The Roker hotel commented that it was