Michelle and Glen - wedding
I'm not sure if you remember Michelle and Glen's pre-wedding shoot but if you don't check it out here.
After the pre-wed shoot, I knew that the wedding was going to be a little unconventional but oh my word! There's only one word to describe it and it was BONKERS! The day started off relatively calm with the bridal preparations. They had an early wedding ceremony at Halifax Registry Office for a very brief ceremony with just a few guests. So far so good. Michelle had some special gold Adidas trainers so we all decided to walk back to their house, on the way back we saw some joggers so obviously, we had to have a race with them.
During that time, Neil, the brides brother decided to have an impromptu trip to McDonalds (as you do) so after our burgers (thanks Michelle’s dad) some more guests came and they had a coach booked to take us to Halifax town centre. The first stop we had to make was going to see the Scottish Santa in his grotto. He even sat on the bride’s knee and told her what he wanted for Christmas. After that we had to obviously go around the market (wedding party and all) to buy some balloons. Then it was a stop at the mulled wine tent for a festive beverage. We stopped for a dance with a busker, went around some shops and even did some ninja poses.
Michelle and Glen had met in Acapulco’s nightclub and to celebrate this they had arranged for them to open. Wow! When we got in “The Aca” pulled out all the stops, they couldn’t do enough for us. They had the dance floor lights on so obviously the perfect place to stop for the official formal pictures. How Glen and Michelle met was very bizarre, Glen had said that Michelle’s brother was Irish (not a bad thing) which nearly led to a skirmish so obviously, they wanted to re-enact that. Just as we were about to leave the manager at “The Aca” said that we could get the snow machine out (so we did).
After this it was back on the bus to Brighouse Cricket Club for some normality (not). The next stage of the day was the serious part. Michelle and Glen had a lovely humanist ceremony conducted by the fabulous Stuart Patterson which was very personal and moving. Neil (I’ve mentioned him a few times now) decided to sing a song that he’d written which was fantastic.
The theme of the wedding was a bierkeller but with gnomes as centre-pieces. There were lots of steins drunk so the guests were certainly up for anything which was a good job. The first dance was led by an Oompah band which went straight into the conga outside to watch fireworks. One of the bridesmaids (Emma) decided to join the band and for the next hour tried her best at playing the trombone. The Oompah band got the crowd going with some insane party games. One included wearing a stocking over your head with a ball at the bottom. You then had to knock over skittles. This was like any other wedding I’ve attended but I absolutely loved it!
Congratulations Michelle and Glen and happy anniversary J