Pink Weddings Magazine PinkWeddings AW2017_V2 - Page 63

AnDi AnD PHil ‘When equal marriage laws were passed we were not in any great hurry to convert, but knew that we would at some point.’ Bristol City Council. That said, today it is a beautifully restored Georgian grade two listed building with gorgeous oak panelled rooms, and it was perfect for a stylish wedding ceremony. The invites were handwritten in proper ink on Smythson stationery – Andi being one of the dying breed that still uses a traditional fountain pen! either of us had ever had a made-to- measure suit, so we both decided to have them tailored when we were in Hong Kong earlier in the year. We did also both manage to wear something old, our suits for something new, something borrowed and something blue. Our suits were made from lightweight silver-grey Hugo Boss material and not only did we wear them for the wedding, but they were also ideal for a fabulous day out to Royal Ascot a few weeks later. Andi loves creating surprises for other people, and the wedding was no exception. As a special treat, he booked the Bentley a few days before the ceremony to take us into town. For that short time, we both felt a million dollars – especially in our lovely handmade suits. Our ceremony followed the standard ‘civil partnership to wedding conversion’ model, but we did read special pieces that we’d written for each other. They felt personal and at one point we both got quite choked reading them, but it was the right thing to do. We put together four tracks that were played as we entered for the ceremony, during the signing of the documents, and as we all left together. All the songs had the theme of love or the word love in the title, and as we left the room we had Love is all I have to give, sung by Jane McDonald N pink weddings magazine » 63