Secretly Helen and I had our fingers crossed for snow. A frosty chill in the air and a few flakes to fall onto her and James’ newly married heads, that’s what I pictured when I thought of their wedding a week before Christmas in the amazingly festive Gray’s Inn in London. All of James family had gotten married here and as far as I could tell this tradition will continue for quite some time. Alas, a snowy day it was not. It rained all week and as I was driving down to London the night before it felt like crossing a river instead of driving down a paved motorway. Luckily though I got this from Helen bright and early on the morning of her wedding day: “Very happy with the weather, dry and mild, 11 degrees, practically summer!”
Helen and James’ wedding was my last of the year and it had it all. Too many Christmas trees to count, the sparkliest of all sparkly wedding dresses, a cozy chapel filled to the brim with festive looking wedding guests, a dining hall that looked like Hogwarts at Christmas but in the middle of London and the loveliest of all lovely couples. Despite the sun it still felt appropriately chilly outside and with tons of twinkling lights and candles amidst dark panelled wood, heart warming speeches, lots of laughter and Helen and James beaming with happiness I was in a Christmas wonderland.
Congratulations, Dr. and Dr. B! What a festival of light and merriment in the middle of a dark winter. No doubt you will continue to shine.
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Bride’s Dress: Rose Couture from The Tailor’s Cat
Flowers: Ring A Roses