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Nice Day for a Black and White Wedding…

So, I am on the train back to Kings Cross after the wedding of Nick and Katie at Allerton Castle in Yorkshire, which was a thoroughly enjoyable affair.

The title of this post refers to the daring, and entirely lovely, black and white theme of the wedding (for example the bride in white, the bridesmaids in black, or the black and white invitations, table decorations and so on…), but the day was so much more than just production. Don’t get me wrong, the organisation was slick and the whole thing looked great and at least to this observer seems to have gone off without a hitch, but there were two other factors that made it so much more than that; the bride and groom were so happy, and it was a lot of fun.

I go to a lot of weddings, although not as many as some people I’m sure, and I’ve started to realise that my generation seem to have a knack for making the day fun, something that it is always in grave danger of failing to be for the vast majority of attendees.

I’ve known Nick all my life, and there was something special for me to be there at his wedding, even though our lives have diverged somewhat since our mid twenties, due to geography more than anything else. Seeing his Mum, Dad, Brother and Grandma all so proud and happy, and getting to spend time with them aswell was a real joy. I also met some cool new people, who I hope will actually keep in touch – they did say that they would.

All in all a very successful weekend – of course I’ve still got to get across London and out to Reading on a Sunday, which as we all know is just the short name for ‘Day of Rail Chaos’, so there’s plenty of time for it to all go wrong 😉

Here’s hoping you, my dear reader, have also had a pleasant and fulfilling weekend…



  1. Hamish

    Good to meet you the other day. It was indeed a great wedding wasn't it. Had so much fun not just taking the photos but being part of the day's events themselves. Great company, great food and stupid dancing later on to cheesy music! Of course weilding a camera excuses one from potential embarrassments when flailing limbs to Bon Jovi are concerned (no, I did not).
    p.s. hope you managed the London>Reading epic with minimal fuss…

    • maleghast

      Hello there Hamish 🙂

      Thanks for dropping by…

      Was very good to meet you too, both talking shop and just hanging out…

      The dancing was epic, I have to admit, but well worth the effort, and it is compulsory to make a tit of oneself where wedding dancing is concerned 🙂

      London to Reading was actually completely easy, much to my genuine surprise – I'm sure I will pay for that on another occasion…

      Be well, and next time I'm heading down to Bristol (assuming you're still down that way) I'll give you a call; we could go for a drink and mumble about cameras and so forth, if you fancy it..?

      • Hamish

        Wedding photos up now, email me and I'll send passwords etc 🙂

  2. Nick

    Hi Ol, thanks for the nice comments in your blog. I'm glad you liked the theme, it took us about 18 months to get it all together and for me it was well worth it. Of course it was made to go like clockwork by Sophie the co-ordinator and you're right it did go without a hitch.
    It was really good to see you there, I'm so pleased you could make it. Had a great time dancing and making an arse of myself too. How was the knee the next day?
    Did you get a chance to take many photos? I don't remember you with the camera that much.

  3. Maleghast

    Hey there Nick,

    You’re welcome – I really did have a great time 🙂

    Aye, dancing and making arses of ourselves doing it was a fine nostalgic thing – let’s be fair it was like Abersoch without the EMO!

    I did take some photos, but as is the way of things I’ve not had a chance to even look at them yet – I promise you’ll see them soon enough 🙂

    All the best, and hopefully I’ll see you and Katie before too long..?

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