This was a very swift follow on from a wedding the day before but a very welcome one.
A wedding bursting at the seems with creativity, I knew from the moment I saw the incredible dress that the day would unfold in a similar vein. That dress.
The dress was a collaboration between Lulu and her insanely talented sister Jo Cook, who you can probably discern is a fashion designer. I have known Lulu since I was about 10 and she has always expressed herself through her wardrobe, but what delighted me the most about this particular and very special dress, was the way in which it reminded me of her art; it was like she was wearing one of her mixed media pleated paintings. Many people would have been dominated by such a garment but Lulu owned it. The two were made for one another and the result was breathtaking.
Given the fact that the bride and I go back a long way, it was rather special and moving to be invited to capture this momentous day. These two have really walked together, chosen one another, and are so clearly mad about each other. It was indeed a glorious and good thing when ‘I Do’ happened.
The service itself was very special- not to mention a remarkable feat of squeezing to get the 200 guests into this beautiful little church, and remarkable that everyone fit with the band taking up a third of the space! It felt incredibly intimate in the best sense.
The sun was shining all day, the marquee was exquisite, overflowing with homemade beautiful origami cranes, with views of the church nestled amongst Gloucestershire countryside. This was a day packed with fun, incredible music, hilarious and heart felt speeches, superb and strong dance moves, delicious food and tremendous people.
This is a well loved couple, who I know will be powerfully used and will bless many.