Love Me Do – From the moment we set foot upon the long and winding road that led to the wedding venue we knew it was going to be a special day. Jenna and Peter’s wedding was to take place at the bride’s parent’s home where, around a shaded path beset by an arch of efflorescent trees, delicate and pristine white lanterns shone in the morning sun like beacons ushering the guests within.
Following the path closer to the house a silken blur on the horizon was in time replaced by a majestic sight: a glorious white marquee framed in the gorgeous surroundings by apple trees either side, swaying gently in the light breeze. There inside was a bustling team of helpers busily arranging what we could see already would become a spectacular spread. Golden apples were being carefully placed on every table, the attached tags lovingly inscribed with each guest’s name, whilst the most beautiful huge flowers were being carefully arranged to form an impressive table centrepiece.
Buzzing with excitement we left the marquee to find our beautiful bride and her family merrily preparing for the day under the watchful eye of two of the cutest flower girls and the most handsome page boy you could ever wish for. Jenna’s stunning dress, delicate floral hair arch and flowing veil were chosen to perfection and as the girls gave the final touches to Jenna’s masterpiece we set off to the church.
Jenna and Peter had carefully considered every part of their day, from the raw emotion of the ceremony to the quirky brass band leading the joyful guests in a melodious march to the marquee to our surprise highlight of the day and the presence of four very special guests…
As the guests gathered around in eager anticipation the first dance began in somewhat unorthodox style. Upon the TV screens some black and white footage appeared, the opening of a Top of the Pops from 1969. As the elated couple dipped and whirled to the soulful tones of Peter Sarstedt’s “Where Do You Go To My Lovely” they were interrupted suddenly as all of a sudden the music and TV’s cut. As the guests looked to see what had happened upon the screen four very familiar faces emerged from a plane to be greeted by crowds cheering and girls screaming, and just then the lights on stage rose to reveal the iconic drumkit that could only belong to The Beatles! Well, that or a brilliant Beatles tribute band anyway! And as they struck up to the first chord the crowd went wild for them once again as they opened with the iconic and perfectly fitting song “She Loves you”.
What followed was little short of a revolution on the dance floor as children, adults and even grannies danced their hearts out on the dance floor, Grandma’s running circles around the teenagers, Grandpa’s throwing their walking sticks to the ground and dancing like it really was 1963!
The crescendo of this spectacular day saw a fountain of gold falling gracefully from above and as Peter swung his perfect bride up towards the sky we couldn’t help thinking that this “Magical Mystery Tour” was one we could be a part of again and again.