The exploits of the England football team almost helped to blow away some of the collective ‘lockdown misery’ from the past 17 months or so, but it wasn’t to be. However, we only had to wait a week and an absolute belter of a wedding got the job done in style! As the title of this post says “Scotty and Hayley – you nailed it!”.
When we left the church I was gagging for a pint in the Kings but a WhatsApp message to my son with my order went unanswered, so I got the camera out instead… I didn’t capture every moment (the official photographer did that), and there’s a fair few shots of our extended family, but hopefully there’s something for everyone – and I’ll try not to ramble too much!
The groom looked pretty pleased with himself as he strolled down the path with his new bride, and they both braced themselves for the imminent shower of confetti – which was all bio-degradable, allegedly!
There was a break to get changed (or just relax for a bit) but as I’d already changed I decided to have a kip in the car instead… and missed the first dance! By all accounts it was pretty epic so I’ll have to wait for the video! Cindy’s grandson (the very talented Laurence Iles) had arrived with three cameras so that took the pressure off a bit and he took some pretty cool pics throughout the evening, give him a follow on Instagram – click on the link or search for @boy_with_eager_eyes_photo.
“Where were you while we were getting high?”.
The last dance song was Champagne Supernova by Oasis, it’s a real banger of a tune (one of my all time favourites) and it got me good and proper! It filled the dance floor and it was as if all of the pent up emotion from the months of lockdown was released in one go – everyone was up for it and everyone belted it out!
It was at this point that we decided to bow out gracefully, knackered but happy! Everyone loves a good wedding and this one didn’t disappoint, it was just what we all needed and the top DJ summed it up at the end of Sweet Caroline when he said “Scotty, Hayley, ladies and gentlemen, you nailed it, thank you very much, goodnight!”. I could not have put it better myself, thank you, Mr & Mrs Easterlow!
*Footnote – Mr & Mrs Easterlow have settled contentedly into married life, however, I’m very disturbed to hear that Mr S Easterlow has become a huge fan of Love Island! He’s even posting on Facebook about it – FFS!