Paul Gibbons

Joined August 2007

Paul is a landscape photographer and Digital Artist based in Lancashire England specialising in Landscape and nature images.

Wedding Part 1

The weather was fantastic, the organist played as we waited to enter the church, with my daughter by my side I was a very proud father of the bride. The plans we had been frantically making for the last 8 weeks were beginning to come to fruition, and nothing could spoil this day.

We arrived in London on Thursday lunchtime to begin two days of partying interspersed with panic buying and arrangement making. Eileen and Michelle our bride to be went to Oxford Street to buy some last minute lingerie and other girly stuff, while me and Nicola, my youngest daughter and chief bridesmaid set off for a little sightseeing.

We visited St Paul’s cathedral and walked along the river Thames for a short while before chugging slowly around the circle line to meet up with Eileen later in the day. It was interesting to see the National fire-fighters memorial outside St Paul’s and take a few photos.

We arrived a few minutes early to collect the wedding cake and waited for Eileen who was slowly becoming a blubbering fool by the frantic shopping and lack of coffee. She did not appreciate us calling and asking if she was ready and to meet in a coffee shop for a latte and a muffin before collecting the cake, the muffin was great and the latte excellent which we did tell Eileen all about when she appeared red-faced at the wedding cake shop. Raspberry, White Chocolate muffin mmmmmm

We took the cake to Michelle’s apartment………….

What did we do before mobile phones? It did become apparent that without these little devices nobody would ever meet anybody or find out anything! They were invaluable throughout the whole weekend unless anybody forgot to charge their battery! But who would do that? the groom would never do that on his wedding day surely?

That evening was the Stag (bachelor) party which was now merged with the Hen party and we went bowling and got drunk, the details are not for public consumption lol.

Friday we had arranged to do a little sightseeing we decided to visit Kensington Palace which was really special, seeing the place where many members of the Royal family lived was excellent and a few of Diana Princess of Wales outfits were on display. We ate lunch in a nearby pub and then were phoned by Michelle and asked to collect something from Kensington High Street where I managed to buy a Pay-as-u go dongle for my laptop to give me access to all my art stores over the weekend! Great result

Friday evening was a rehearsal for the big day and a dinner afterwards with all participants in the main event which was now only one day away! A lovely dinner and lots of Champagne were consumed a really memorable night was had by all concerned and this time nobody got too drunk!

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