Things that do it for me: Originality, authenticity, intelligence and sheds loads of good-natured humour. Kate and Neil’s wedding, which took place at Islington Town Hall and then The Draper’s Arms, contained all those elements. And to top it off there were lots and lots of kids running around too, which I always love at a wedding. Kate and Neil stamped their personalities all over every aspect of the wedding from the moment the day started. Kate sang beautifully at the beginning of the ceremony, and Neil had written a script which friends of theirs performed. One of the absolute best moments was the wonderfully idiosyncratic and highly original way in which the speeches were made. Instead of simply standing up and talking as we might have expected they did it in the style of Just a Minute, which was hosted by the fantastically funny Bernard in Nicholas Parson’s role (seriously funny actually, a mutual composer friend of ours, whom I recently discovered won a Perrier Award at the Edinburgh festival some years ago!) and everyone involved had to say what they wanted without, of course, hesitation, repetition or deviation. As you can imagine there was plenty of buzzing, which led to masses of laughter and fun. It was such a wonderful and clever way to express themselves and I know the guests all really enjoyed it too. Thanks Kate and Neil for inviting me to be part of your day – it was terrific.
All images (c)Sarah-Jane Field 2015