Meet our dear friends Gareth and Mirabel. These two were technically married a couple of years ago in Japan, but last Saturday they had a proper wedding celebration… a gift to their friends and family, but also a chance for everyone to have a good ol’ knees-up and show these two just how awesome they are. x

Saturday morning, Mirabel was at her home surrounded by creative friends… she herself is also a crazily talented artistย (you might have seenย her adorable recent work).

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These two have the greatest entranceway ever… yes that is a giant blue kitten painting. ๐Ÿ˜€ ย And the flowers, oh the flowers! ย Again contributed by a friend…

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This tiny bunting was sent from a friend overseas who couldn’t make it… it was just so adorable. x

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Annie made a last minute repair to the dress, which Mirabel found in Paris in a vintage market… swoon. ๐Ÿ˜€

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The wedding itself was held in a quiet family backyard, just a few blocks away in St Albans. And it was utterly perfect.

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Hehehehe, the car horn honked all the way up the road as the girls approached, while the cans rattled behind them…

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Being already paper-married, Mirabel and Gareth were free from the technical bits that most weddings require… and gosh that made it special, because everything they included was there to beautifully reflect them.

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Officiating was another dear friend of ours, Alice. ร‚ She was the perfect non-celebrant, creating an atmosphere of spontaneous celebration and twinkly eyes.

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Gareth’s brother gave this utterly perfect reading… “… and I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.”ย – Kurt Vonnegut.

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Mirabel’s mother and father are musicians, and played the couple up and down the aisle. Utterly gorgeous. x

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Although big floofy portraits weren’t a priority for these two, we took five minutes to roam the gorgeous garden. These smiles!!!!!

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St Albans was a rowdy place last Saturday. Late in the afternoon the guests formed a procession and walked to the reception location, led by a piper.

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The Scottish Society hall is in the heart of Edgeware, and it was utterly transformed. x

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Upon reflection this man has featured in my last few wedding posts! Last one I swear! x My darling husband was the MC…

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For the guest book, guests took polariods of themselves and wrote a message.

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A toast to the Queen… ๐Ÿ˜€

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Then Javier Jarquin, a friend of ours who’s currently killing the comedy world in England and Europe, gave his best man’s speech… damn this guy can give a speech. ร‚ I loved the sly animal puns to honour Mirabel… otterly great. x

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A personalised story about the couple…

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Oh my gosh!!! Hehe… Gareth’s dad reminisced about the lullaby he used to sing Gareth… and reenacted it. ๐Ÿ˜€

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See that banner in the background? Mirabel’s friend Annie had made it for them. Amazing!!! ‘All our stars are out’ is their unofficial motto. x

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This here is a Orcadian Wedding Cog, which our comedian/playwright friend Dan Bain made… he’s also a closet barrel maker. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Minisnap played out the night awesomely. x

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Much love you twinkly two. x