Jen and Jeremy got married. A ceremony in a cinema was followed by champagne and a walk through Newcastle. With the newlyweds and their son Gus, leading the way, we walked by Grey’s Monument, through Central Arcade, past the butchers and fishmongers of the Grainger Market and on to Summerhill Bowling Club. We were met with strange looks on the Westgate Road.
This pair, in the last couple of years, have welcomed Gus into their lives, beautifully renovated a dilapidated house and remained calm throughout. So organising a wedding was not going to be a problem. When I arrived and looked around, every detail was unmistakeably their own.
I wanted to make Jen’s bouquet and Jeremy’s buttonhole as their wedding present. I don’t doubt for a second that if Jen didn’t have a florist friend, she would have made her own bouquet and created something incredible but she gave me a loose brief along the lines of green, parchmenty and untidy so her posy was made up of succulents, airplants, alliums, brunia, grasses, seedheads and eucalyptus. She wore succulents and seedheads in her hair and looked stunning and most importantly, like herself.
Becky and Peter married on the same day. A real country wedding and a lot of colour. An excellent way to approach Northumbrian weather and a large white marquee.
I’m not wishing summer away, but at the market there is talk of Autumn.