Good Day Sunshine

Debbie and Ged are a bit Rock and Roll (like The Beatles, definitely not The Quo). They had the blessing in Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens, Didsbury, having been married that morning, joined by their boys.

They chose a little clearing between the trees for their ceremony, the trees were decorated with ribbons, flowers on the ground marked your approach. There was lots of dappled sunlight, close friends and family and some fella played the guitar sitting on a log. An open-air theatre were mid-performance in the background, (not planned, but a genius addition)

After the blessing, they cycled on a tandem, yes that’s a TANDEM, (Ged is a bike fanatic) from the gardens, to a pub that meant a lot to them, they drank a bottle of champagne, with more friends, then cycled across the road for steak and frites and a proper pud at Albert’s Restaurant After lunch, Debbie & Ged got on their bike once more, cycled a few hundred yards down that same road, to the reception at The Albert Club, a private members bowling and tennis club, that used to be an old Gentleman’s Club, dating back from 1874. This place is full of character, hidden by tall trees and with it’s own vintage bowling green.

Back in Albert’s, the best man made a speech that was both funny and emotional and would  have melted the hardest of hearts, (he wasn’t even put off by the raucous heckling in the background) then it was disco dancing, a fantastic array of sarnies, cakes and retro sweets, then more dancing into the night.

Debbie found her amazing dress at a vintage wedding fair in Harrogate. It was possibly late 1920′s or early 30′s and even though it was vintage, it was a perfect fit for Debbie. It was silk chiffon, with sheer bell sleeves and an illusion neckline with a small embroidered silver dot. Even though this dress was very old, it looked like a dress from a later era, a Biba or Ozzie Clark from the 60′s or 70′s and it must have been very well made all those years ago, to withstand all that cycling and dancing

Thanks to Lauren Hyde for the photos