‘Keep it new’ The Wedding
Bringing it back to how it used to be… Sandra and Brian’s wedding was a true delight! And not just saying that because they are life long friends, but for the fact that it has been a long time since I had attended a traditional ‘Old Skool’ Wedding.
LUCKY WE DIDN’T MISS! I actually thought the wedding was the next day! I checked the invite only to find out that we had 3 hours to get ready and cancel the plans my partner and I had made that day. Relaying our close call to my friend, it turned out we were not the only one’s! He also thought that the wedding was tomorrow too and actually had tickets to go and watch Arsenal play that day! Funny as heck but the pain on face was visible…Ha! (he changed the tickets for another day)
I have not been in church since I don’t know when, but it was a beautiful setting and the Priest was actually funny. As my sister could not attend and is one of the Brides best mates, I had to take pictures and send asap. P.S. being in prayer and texting is a first for me. I know it is a ‘No, No!’, but I am sure I got salvation singing ‘ This little light of mine’ at the top of my voice as the whole congregation two stepped to the rhythm.
The ceremony was fun and short. ‘I do‘ was stated Brian literally threw his arms around Sandra in the biggest hug, then the kiss! Whoops went up loud and happy. The Groom, not the Bride, was in tears!
The reception at the art deco Walthamstow Assembly Hall was beautifully done. The entrance of the happy couple was the Dance off like the end scene from the film ‘HITCH‘ (see YouTube video) but only with the wedding set and the staff making the 2 lines. 200 guests seated to a delicious menu (a buffet for the 150 plus evening guests), short, great speeches, a surprise overseas video from the Grooms mother who could not attend due to illness and a simple first dance.
The DJ marinated the marriage with smooth tunes and rare grooves such as Secret rendezvous by Rene & Angela & , Body Fusion by Starvue and kicking the women into chorus of Betty Wrights ‘Keep Love New’.
Reminiscent of rare groove days of nights at no longing existing clubs such as Raw, Trends and Dougie’s. And of course Cameo’s ‘Candy’ induced the Candy Dance or what I still call The Electric Slide dance off between the catering staff, the Bride and her maids on the stage and the 100 plus women guests on the main floor.
We came out on a beautiful sunny day in our finest to celebrate a happy union. And that it was. This wedding rocked!
Big love to Sandra and Brian. Thank you!
(All images taken by me)