Pink Weddings Magazine Spring 2017 PinkWeddings SpringSummer 2017 | Page 60

DEE aND DEbS ‘Terry, Debs’ father, said very touching words welcoming Dee into the family...’ This Is My Lovely Day by George Guetary – a piece of music that had been played at Debs’ parents’ wedding. Her mother still knows all the words! Our guests included Debs’ aunt Sally who had come all the way over from Nashville with her son and grandson to celebrate with us – a lovely surprise as she is in her 80s and not in the best of health. We had simple modern vows and Debs’ best friend did a reading, including a beautiful poem by Kahlil Gilbran. O ur reception was a lovely summer afternoon in the Claremont Hotel garden with ‘Rowlf the dog’ playing piano for us. Our talented friend Mark Inscoe sang a medley of Italian-themed songs, as our honeymoon was three weeks in Italy. Terry, Debs’ father, said very touching words welcoming Dee into the family and wishing us a happy future together and Dee’s best friend Julie gave a very heartfelt and warm speech. Later on we had a great DJ playing loads of our favourite music, and a lovely buffet till the end of the night, until we collapsed in our hotel room. We had so much great feedback from our guests. Everyone from all different parts of our lives blended together so well and had such a lovely time. There was particular praise for Rowlf in his costume... it’s not often you have a dog playing the piano so brilliantly. Our little dog Dillie joined the fun by running around the garden with a handmade bandana on, which read ‘I'm the bloody bridesmaid’. Guests loved our wedding cake, which was literally a cheesecake; lots of layers of different cheeses, which after the ceremonial cutting, guests tucked into until the end of the night – very useful for soaking up the alcohol! 60 » pink weddings magazine