Oh we do like to be beside the seaside , oh we do like to be beside the sea…the quaint seaside villages of Whitby, Robbin hood’s bay, Staithes… well you’re in for a treat! Paul and Laura wanted to bring their own personal twist to their outdoor seaside wedding ceremony and celebrations from the ceremony words, to the handcrafted decor, to the traditions including “Something old, something new, something borrowed to which they appropriately added “Something brewed”! Here in Yorkshire we like our locally brewed beers and ales, with both on tap, including their very own wedding ale “Brewley Wed”, Wold Top Brewery was the perfect alternative wedding venue for this creative, stylish, party-loving couple. You’ll see why it was featured in Rock My Wedding when you see the fabulous photography by Chris and Anneka from Bloom Weddings.
For the boys, the day began with a drop (or two) of JDs to warm their cockles before heading off for a final “walk of the groomsmen” on the beach with Laura & Paul much loved pooch Olive- the perfect outdoor seaside wedding ritual!
Followed by a final groomsmen send off consisting of fizz and cigars!
Meanwhile back her the fisherman’s cottage Laura and her gorgeous bridesmaids got down to the serious business of looking absolutely gorgeous!
Here in Yorkshire, when you’ve ‘settled down in love’ your instinct is to buy a house together and make a family or should I say get a dog! In Laura and Paul’s case a dog called “Olive”.
An emotional Laura walked down the aisle to a very beautiful song called ‘Arms Around Me’ by Jens Lekman that reflects their love of eating and drinking, music and the festival spirit and socialising.
It’s one of the best feelings in the world when you know you have that special someone in your arms next to you who will see you through the high and lows of life, someone who is always looking out for you, someone who makes you feel like the best thing since sliced bread and is proud to have you on their arm. One of the poems we chose for them was “Someone Warm to Hold” by Glastonbury poetry slammer Tony Walsh- a slightly edited version! It’s real, it’s passionate, it’s just Laura and Paul!
As huge Bob Dylan fans Laura and Paul repeated a few lines from ‘The Wedding Song’ as they exchanged rings: “I love you more than ever, more than time and more than love, I love you more than money and more than the stars above, I love you more than madness, more than waves upon the sea I love you more than life itself, you mean that much to me.”
As Vic & Bob would say “we love a good sing song, don’t we”! So to close the ceremony they had a big sing ‘Baby I love you’ by the Ramones played by the fabulous Mila Lee.