At the weekend Charlie and I scooted off to the Lake District to see our splendid adventure friends, Tom and Em, get hitched. We stayed in beautiful Conniston, within a stone action house! An actioneer could wander down the hill to the lake and dive in at any given time, all the knowledge Charlie needed to be in the water as long and as much as he could. All of the friends stayed in the massive house – where the reception also was – enjoying BBQs, night swims, canoeing, kayaking and jumping down a slippy slide made out of thick bin bag type material and covered in fairy liquid. You know them? Fun!
The wedding itself was absolutely wonderful. Em’s entrance music was To Build A Home, by The Cinematic Orchestra, which was perfect. She wore dark purple, Vivienne Westwood and Tom wore a natty Paul Smith (?) suit and floral tie. Tom’s Mum married them in her Church in Windermere, and used a brilliant bike metaphor for their lives together. I appreciated this greatly. Whilst sitting on the pews we wrote little messages to the newlyweds, wishing them well for their massive cycle tour of the world (hence bike metaphor). I wrote them a small, four liner, rhyming poem from myself and Charlie. The reception involved copious Kayleigh dancing, Pieminister pies, champagne, brilliant speeches and night swims.
Charlie and I will miss Tom and Em a great deal, but they’re off to have an absolutely brilliant time – for over a year – and they’re in love, married and happy – and we couldn’t be happier for them! Congrats and thank you for an amazing weekend Tom and Em ❤