Last year two of my very best friends got married, and it was such an amazing, perfect day that I'm surprised I've taken this long to blog about it. I mention Sha a fair bit on here, and that's because I really do love her an awful lot. We've been partners in crime ever since sixth form, and I truly think of her as a second sister - she's just that special to me. Sha is caring, thoughtful, hilarious and the best person in the world to sit on the sofa with, drink red wine and look at photos of attractive celebrities on the internet.
At most weddings, I think you generally have a big attachment to one half of the couple but maybe don't know the other so well. But I've actually known Russell almost as long as Sha, and count him among my best friends. He's kind, funny and talented (check out his flickr), not to mention perfectly happy to polish off a few bottles of wine with Sha and I and watch Fashion Police, but what I love about him the most is how much he loves my Sha. They're perfect together.
Looking at the photos of the wedding again make me so happy. It was the absolute BEST day - one of the most wonderful days of my life. It was at Haughley Park Barn in Suffolk, which was such a perfect venue - naturally stunning, but also one of those places that you could make your mark. Which they did - from the awesome food (pie and mash!) to the amazing initials that Russell made and fixed to the wall. The tables were named for British sitcoms - Black Books, The Office and the IT Crowd to name a few, all with little mementos from the shows (there was even a stapler in jelly!).
It was a lovely, intimate wedding - no bride's side and groom's side, as they're both from the same group of friends, meaning everyone there knew each other. The dancing started at 7ish and went on until 1 and because my ultimate dancing buddy made the playlist, I barely left the dancefloor. My legs hurt for about two weeks. But it was so worth it.
Dress - Lady V of London
Cardi - M&co
Shoes - Blink c/o Spartoo
Honestly, I can't articulate just what a perfect day it was. We were looking at the official photos the other day and laughing because in so many of them you can tell that my fellow bridesmaids and I are blubbering messes - there aren't many things more emotional than watching two people you love on the happiest day of their lives. I'm so, so happy for Sha and Russ and absolutely loved being part of their special day.