The first dance was Real Love Baby by Father John Misty – the second time in as many months that I have played it as a first dance – it is becoming a classic? Jenna is from Boston, USA, so during the course of the evening I played some Pixies, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Dropkick Murphys and Walk this Way. Also in recognition of the bride’s heritage, a Scottish lady (Jenna’s aunt?) came up and asked for Massachusetts by the Bee Gees, which I thought was a lovely idea, though I can confirm that precisely nobody took the dancefloor except the lady and her partner. I hope they still had a magic moment. I was able to salvage the situation by playing, for the first time ever, Billy Ray and Miley back to back.
Other notable incidents included a father-daughter dance (This Dance by Scott Thomas Laughridge) and Uncle Jimmy getting a birthday shout out (I chose the chorus of The Undertones’ Jimmy Jimmy).
A terrific evening with a very fun crowd. Jenna and Peter were so friendly in correspondence and real life. Peter is very tall. He must get that chat a lot. I got a delicious fresh pizza delivered straight to my decks, and I haven’t gone out without the novelty love heart specs since.
Video: Sugar 8 wedding Films
Catering: Lazy Sunday
The Cake: Rude Cookies
The Flowers: Briar Rose Design
Stationery: Clare Elizabeth Design @clareelizabethdesign
MUA: Pamper & Polish
Pizza: Dough Man’s Land
Celebrant: Jean Steele