Many of you told me how much you enjoyed reading part one of my most surprising wedding moment, so here is part two.
In London I was working with these two fantastic guys whom I met at the Gay Wedding Show where I had exhibited to promote my celebrant services. They were having their wedding at the gorgeous Mayfair Hotel. The ceremony was taking place in the private theater within the hotel and they were keen to make the most of grand space.
We worked together to develop some surprise moments which started with the ceremony showing a film of them both, miming to Perfect Day by Lou Reed. The film had them in the shower, within a field of flowers, driving along a country road, sitting on their sofa… basically hamming it up like proper stars.
They then walked down the aisle to their 150 friends to much applause and the ceremony continued with a real mix of tenderness, genuine laughter, and tears of emotion. And, as I announced them husbands, there was further applause and then… one of the ‘guests’ stood up and started singing…
‘I’m comin’ up so you better get this party started…’
The ‘guest’ was actually a professional singer, chosen by the guys for her powerful voice which surprised every guest in the room. And just when it couldn’t get any more surprising, the doors swung open and in walked a bunch of drag queens and dancing girls, filling the theater with sequins, feathers and much entertainment.
It was a great ceremony – very theatrical and fitting for the space they had married in, and suited their personalities to a T. I was thrilled to be a part of it.