2nd wedding of the weekend and…

Congratulations to Dominique-marie & Alastair Critchley who were married on Saturday at St Peter & St Pauls RC Church in St Helens and then onto the fantastic Briars Hall in Latham for the afternoon and evening reception.

Great day all round, but the highlight for me was Ali’s speech.

Me and Alastair had had quite a few conversations and phone calls in the run up to his big day regarding his speech. Tips and tricks were passed along, and he even asked me to read through it whilst we were stood outside of the church before the service.

As the speeches got under way I must admit I was more nervous for him than I think he was – I just wanted him to do well and then he could enjoy the rest of the day.

In short, he nailed it – perfect. Nice and short, and when he’d finished, sat down with a beaming smile to a room full of applause.

Well done Ali.

Thanks also to Kevin at Briars Hall for all your help, perfect as always.

It was great also to see Emma & Chris Murphy whose wedding I filmed in September 2011 (can’t believe it was that long ago.)

Dominique & Ali, I hope you had a fantastic time yesterday and it was an absolute pleasure being a small part of your special day.

You can now both really relax, enjoy your honeymoon and I’ll be back in touch soon.

Take care

Barry