Pink Weddings Magazine PinkWeddings AW2017_V2 - Page 11

Fay aND Michelle When Fay told her parents that she was a lesbian in 1999, it was to be kept a secret and not to be spoken about ever again... O ur bridal party was made up of our family and closest friends. Our best women – Michelle’s sister and Fay’s best friend – walked in first as the music began. As they took their places at the front, Fay walked in accompanied by one of our closest friends, Jonathan, and emotions were already running high. Michelle came in last with her dad, and the wedding party was responsible for ensuring that we were both shedding tears of joy by the time we reached the registrar! Our ceremony was formal as far as the vows were concerned, and we asked friends and family to read poems that were meaningful to both of us. There were two parts to our reception – the formal wedding breakfast at Le Talbooth and the evening reception at the Maison Talbooth. As all guests had three starters, three mains and three puddings to choose from initially, the fact that everyone got what they had ordered felt like a magnificent achievement on our part! The food was simply stunning, as were the wine and champagne for toasts. The afternoon was a real box of delights, with a wide range of speeches and tears of joy, genuine hysteria and live musical medleys against the beautiful setting. The wedding breakfast ended in the loveliest way with a live version – complet