Last Saturday Jo & Guy married in a wonderfully relaxed Humanist ceremony at Forge Mill Needle Museum in Redditch. Some weddings are frenetic, some are stressed, this one definitely fell to the more chilled out end of the wedding spectrum.
Guests were greeted with Pimms on arrival before heading in for the ceremony which took place under a marquee in the cloisters of the museum. During the ceremony we heard the tale of how Jo and Guy met, the early days of their romance, the arrival of their lovely son Alex and Guy’s rather unusual proposal technique; which involved a highly competitive game of indoor crazy golf! Instead of the usual wedding hymn the guests sung a rousing rendition of the Turtle’s song Happy Together.
Straight after the ceremony the cloisters were filled with the brilliant salsa sounds from La Tinto Bros who blasted out a string of Latin, funk, salsa and pop covers until the early evening. Instead of a formal wedding breakfast guests were treated to a picnic style BBQ followed by freshly made crepes. I can confirm that although a Nutella and marshmallow filled crepe is an incredibly tasty treat, melted marshmallow and chocolate are incredibly difficult to remove from your trousers.
As darkness fell DJ Martin took to the decks in the cloisters and played a fantastically eclectic mix of 70’s funk, early hip hop, and 90’s indie (I don’t think I’ve been to a wedding before where Black Grape were played!). Here’s a few pictures from their special day.