You’d never guess Phil was an Irishman would you? Sure, the craic was great at the Pier that day!
And he and Joanne played to a packed house that knew how to have a good time.
In a lovely twist to the usual entrance, Joanne came in on the arm of Phil’s son, Ruari.
Joanne’s matron of honour was Ann, her best friend in Scotland
Una is Ann’s best friend in Ireland
And Lee and Dan were Phil’s groom’s men
It was Ann who gave us our first reading…
From Beginning to End, by Robert Fulghum.
Una was joined by her husband Robert who brilliantly improvised some thoughts on marriage given that he only found out that he was doing so approximately ten seconds before he had to speak…
Then we had a real treat.
Toni Henry is an opera singer with an amazing voice: I don’t think he needed that mic at all!
And then – after a short pause for a moment of silent contemplation – it was Vow Time!
They both wrote their own vows and I think Phil’s were particularly honest…
Joanne’s were equally moving.
When Joanne and Phil sent me these great shots by Sheila Galvin, they also sent me a few words.
‘We know it was a very magical day for us but honestly so many people made our wedding that much more than we could have ever dreamt of.
From Tony – who is a class act – singing, to Robert and Una being the best double act, all on the hoof so to speak.
Also there are now lifelong friendships made, as people who had never met before are now in constant contact.
We are so thrilled that we brought people from all over the world together.
Indeed you did, Joanne and Phil: it was a magical day wasn’t it? Thanks for allowing me to be part of it!
And thanks again to Sheila Galvin for these great photos!
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