Mr & Mrs Gray

You might say it was a Goldilocks day for Emily and Tom; their wedding happened to be a sunny Saturday in August, not too hot, with the lightest shower in the late afternoon to freshen folk up. Thankfully this day brought no bears, but there definitely was a dash of fairy tale when this lucky couple became Mr and Mrs Gray.


Emily and her bridal party relaxed in the Presidential suite getting ready before the service, but the white rabbit was already on the case, and a seamless start to the day led to the ceremony beginning twenty minutes early!


The ceremony was beautiful, with bubbling nerves from the bride and groom. Tears of joy fell around the room from the love from this special couple reverberated. Following the ‘I do’s’, the couple were whisked around the park for exclusive access to the Carousel and a kiss by the lake where the Evil Goose had today been thwarted to allow the newlyweds a moment of peace together.


Back at the Carousel Bar, after Emily changed into her wedding white Vans, a prosecco reception awaited, followed by a wonderful magician who entertained the guests before the wedding breakfast.


The details of the reception knitted together the passions of Mr and Mrs Gray, their love of music, along with geek-chic meets Disney. Hints of Batman and LEGO interlaced with Beauty and the Beast and their favourite albums ensured a fun atmosphere for all present. Bets on the length of the speeches resulted in a lot of interesting heckling, and the Best Man declared that his friendship with the groom since nursery was established on him taking pity for him being the lonely weirdo in the corner! This title, however, was succeeded later in the night when it emerged a stag-goer had taken an emergency stash of Horlicks on the Stag Do!


Following the cake cut, of course featuring LEGO and Disney, a wonderful evening ensued with the dance floor filled the whole night through and an exclusive highlight of the worst-worm-ever by one of the groomsmen; the hero of bad dancing!

So for Emily and Tom, a great big thank you for a wonderful day, and we wish you a very, very happy ever after.

Venue: Drayton Manor Hotel
Venue Dressing: The bridesmaids
Photos: Me! 
Blog: Words by my lovely wife Ceri! x