Archive for The Bridge Inn
The New Year was only 2 days old but it didn’t mean I had to wait long for the first wedding of the year. This wedding, however, was going to be different. First, it was in Wetherby — and for those who are geographically challenged think Leeds and drive a little further on. The home of Geoffrey Boycott and those things called puddings (Yorkshire) that don’t taste sweet at all. It was different in that I went up accompanied by my wife and we were both guests. The reason being that Jo and Nicola went to school together (although I don’t know how long they’ve known each other)…so it was a working wedding (for me at least) and one I’ve been hoping to get the chance to shoot for years. Why? Well, you might want to re-read the title…notice that Jo has no ‘e’. This is because Jo is a Joanna and this was Joanna and Victoria’s civil commitment but I just call it a wedding (as did everyone else). Two brides, twice the fun — right?
I could bore you with loads of stories like how they met, my ‘connecting the dots’ at dinner a few years back, Jo’s fabulous sense of humour, Vicki’s Northern charm and rational thinking…but I won’t. My wife would kill me.
You need a bit of context. Jo’s sister took up flower arranging. She does it for charity and took on the task of all the flowers for a wedding some 220 miles from home. Brave…yes. I happened upon her room (or should I call it a studio) and found the table she spent countless hours finalizing everything. I thought it told a compelling story.
Jo’s mum does her favourite Trackers routine (only a few people will get that)
Meet Vicki (left) with her Best Woman and mini Bridesmaid
Milo…Jo and Vicki’s dog
Jo finalises her speech – AGAIN!
Spot the Yorkshireman…surely the half consumed pint long before the Bride is dressed may be a clue!
Jo waits around the corner…she was keen to NOT see Vicki before she came down the aisle
Vicki comes close to losing her head
Here come (one of) the Bride(s)
That’s a sight you don’t see very often….SNOW!
…and that’s a sight you just don’t want to see very often! :)
A good Yorkshire lass (aka, Vicki’s mum)
The best thing was you got TWO best woman’s speeches
Le Fleur Extraordinare
Charlotte found it easy speaking about Jo in the first person with this cleverly designed Jo mask
Sherriff Creswell (x2)
Sadly Debbie’s tash just looks like she had too much milk — ah bless, my wife is so gorgeous (far left)
Well…they call her Bushy…and now I think i know why!
Dont mention ze whar!
Lou delights us with some groovy tunes…
..which you can see Nicola enjoyed a bit TOO much…
…whilst Jo learned just how much of push-over the DJ really was