Eve Compton and Richd Tomsen have been partners for ages, recently they decided to make it official, or legal, or whatever it is. They found a vicar willing to take an affordable bribe perform the ceremony and we were all invited to the church and then to the
knees up, bender reception afterwards.
You remember how at Lil’s wedding the bride groom had a whole gang of best men? Well Eve had an even bigger gang of bridesmaids. They were all gathered in a little tent, making the final adjustments
to the plan of attack to their outfits.
When the bridesmaids came into the church, they had to skate down the aisle.
They were expected to display their prowess on ice skates and gain sufficient speed on their run up the nave to be able to slide to a halt and spray the vicar with ice chips.
Of course if you could see the heap of arms and legs behind the camera, you’d know that things don’t always go according to plan.
Meanwhile Eve is making her way from the tent to the Church.
“‘Urry up Evie,” says Tanya, “else it’ll all be over by the time we get there.”
…and climbing all over St Francis.
Someone will probably have to clean him up later.
After a while makes it into the Church, leaps over the heap of bridesmaids and slides to a halt at the alter beside Rich, who is looking a little grey, probably just the worry.
Eve and Rich then exchange vows:
“I pledge to you that yours will be the name I cry out in the middle of the night, and yours will be the eyes I look into in the morning.Â I pledge to you the first drink of my cola and the first bite of my burger.”
And the Vicar pronounces them husband and wife.
Shortly after that the Millercam batteries ran out and I couldn’t take any more photos, so I left Rosanna in charge while Logan and I popped down the corner shop to get some more. The remainder of the photos were taken by Rosanna.
Later, after everyone has eaten and danced and had loads to drink, Rich discreetly makes sure that Eve is holding the bouquet (and not the knife) as she throws it back over her shoulder to be caught by one of the bridesmaids.
Many thanks to Hosanna for taking photos, you can see her whole set on flickr.