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Jon & Richelle (updated)

Posted in Friends & family, On Assignment, Weddings by Mike on May 21, 2009
The Main Man.

The Main Man.

Two weeks ago, our mates Jon & Richelle got married at the knock-out venue of Bolton Abbey, near Harrogate.  It was a glorious setting for their big day, with the Abbey sitting amongst the ruins of an ancient priory and River Wharfe running alongside it.

Thankfully, the weather just about spared the happy couple a drenching despite some pretty moody storm clouds and numerous downpours!  Unfortunately, my lovely Mrs couldn’t make it along as Jon & Rish’s day coincided with that of Al & Rudy’s down in Plymouth (typically, you wait all year for a wedding…) but it was a super day and we partied long into the evening back at the hotel.  Much thanks to Pagey who willingly stepped into Claire’s shoes to assist me with my lights, cheers fella!  (you’ve got your successful track record to thank ;O)

So to the new Mr & Mrs S – safe travels around Cambodia guys, can’t wait to hear your stories and we’ve got our fingers crossed for you that the weather out there is kinder for you than it was for us!

M&C x

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Love Stu in this - patiently waiting for Gar to finish pouring!

Love Stu in this - patiently waiting for Gar to finish pouring!

 

To the Schusters!

To the Schusters!

 

"Yes hi.  Can you tell me what time Eurovision starts please?"

"Just make sure the caterers know we need the cake cutting BEFORE Eurovision starts, capiche?"

 

"20 quid on Norway: to win, please"

"Yep - 20 quid on Norway to win, please"

 

Dr Margo, in da house.

The Dr will see you now...

 

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MD of his own PR firm and still wearing velcro shoes!

He still wears velcro shoes as well!

 

I can see you in business here Tommy!

I can see you in business here Tommy!

 

This is the beautiful Bolton Abbey, nr Harrogate.

This is the beautiful Bolton Abbey, nr Harrogate.

 

There have been weddings here for almost a millennia!

There have been weddings here for almost a millennia! (I don't think it's always been the same rector though)

 

Tommy with the Father of the Groom.  It was great seeing Jon's Mum & Dad again.

Tommy with the Father of the Groom. It was great seeing Jon's Mum & Dad again.

 

Wisely, the Abbey's rector insisted Shoestring be frisked for whoopy cushions and bangers.

Wisely, the Abbey's rector insisted Shoestring be frisked for Whoopy Cushions before the service.

 

Who could this be?

Who could this be?

 

Hallelujah!

(Hallelujah! :O)

 

"Oh no!!  I KNEW I should have worn the green one!"

"Oh no!! I KNEW I should have worn the green one!"

 

The Schusters!

The Schusters!

 

A nice moment during the formals

A nice moment during the formals

 

There were a few actually!

There were a few actually!

 

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Jon & Rish with their two nephews. What many of us failed to notice, however......

Jon & Rish with their two nephews. What many of us failed to notice, however......

 

...was the full moon.

...was the full moon!

 

Nice cake.  I saw Stu glugging from the moat!!  LOL

Nice cake. Pretty sure I saw Stu glugging from the moat too!! LOL

 

Dr Margie rockin' the happy couple!

Dr Margie rockin' the happy couple!

 

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Our nation mourns the loss of these silky moves to Singapore!

Our nation mourns the loss of these silky moves to Singapore!

 

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More to come…

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Matt & Leanne

Posted in Friends & family, On Assignment, Weddings by Mike on January 3, 2009

I’ll make this brief, as I’m sitting in a lodge in Costa Rica waiting for a cab!  (Get me! – an update on our foreign adventures so far will follow in the next few days, subject to web access).

December 6th saw us making a pilgrimage back to the golden sands of Southport for our friends’ Matt & Leanne’s matrimonials.  The service was held in a church in, umm, Churchtown (by definition, you’d expect a decent church and it didn’t disappoint), and was followed by a reception at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club, don’t you know!

We had such a great day with Matt & Lea (miss you guys!) and look forward to hearing about the honeymoon and catching up when we get back.

Some of my highlights from your top day are below.  Hope you like them.

Cool as a cucumber.

Cool as a cucumber.

 

Again, unflappable.  And soaking up some positive Page influence for good measure.

Again, unflappable. And soaking up some positive Page influence for good measure.

A personal fave.

A personal fave.

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It might look pretty, but this place separates the men from the boys.

It might look pretty, but this place separates the men from the boys.

Pagey doing a sterling job with his speech.

Pagey doing a stand-up job with his speech.

(Help)

Help!

Princess Leanne!

Princess Leanne!

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Ohhhh, I'm flyin' without...Pings?

Ohhhh, I'm flyin' without...Pings?

Sheeeeeeee's electric....

Sheeeeeeee's electric....

Tom & Zara

Posted in Friends & family, On Assignment, Weddings by Mike on November 30, 2008
You could eat your dinner off that floor.

You could eat your dinner off that floor.

At 5pm on 21-November I bought a Nikon D700 (camera upgrade), and by 7pm I’d dropped it on the floor and dinged the bloody thing for ever more.  Almost beyond consolation, I fought back the tears and 12 hours later Claire and I were heading down to Dorset for our mates Tom & ZZ’s wedding (you’ll recognise Tom from his last outing).

We always thought it was going to be emotional, but never quite imagined the Groom outdoing the bride on tears by a factor of about 5 in my reckoning.  Not that I’m complaining – it was nice to see the man who governs our nights out with an iron constitution showing his big softy side.

The venue for the ceremony was Poole’s beautifully grand Guildhall, which was followed by a reception at a swish Italian-style villa in the hills above Dorset. As was thoroughly befitting for such a mafia-esque location, Tommy decked his boys out in proper ‘black tie’ outfits and I have to admit they looked almost as good as I did, but nowhere NEAR as good as the new Mrs Von Margham!  Wowoo-weewah!

Congrats again to you both guys, and thanks for a super day!  That singer on Sunday wasn’t half bad either!

Some of the highlights below.

The Von Marghams!

The Von Marghams!

 

Controlling this lot was possibly the hardest thing I've ever done.  Actually, scratch that - I wasn't even remotely in control.  Jonny Schuster - I will remember!

Controlling this lot was possibly the hardest thing I've ever done. In fact, scratch that; who am I kidding, I wasn't even remotely in control. Jonny Schuster - I will remember!

 

Sign our petition to put an end to camera-based violence.

Sign our petition to put an end to camera-based violence.

 

Later I saw him chatting up one of the bridesmaids and emptying a bottle of JD.

Later I saw him clearing the bar out of JD and hitting on the bridesmaids.

 

Drs Margham Snr & Jnr.  It was lovely seeing Tom's family again.

Drs Margham Snr & Jnr. It was lovely seeing Tom's family again.

 

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I might be wrong but I think it was the Argentinian Tango.  Damned hot stuff.

Strictly never had it so good. Damn!