Sunday, 28 October 2012

FAIRYTALE WEDDING


Here is the Hurdy Gurdy Man! Yesterday, as the autumn sun warmed the chilly afternoon air, he led us to the Witch's Stone in Meanwood Park, Leeds, for a joyful pagan wedding.


Here is the lovely couple - bewitching, and bewitched by each other.



CONGRATULATIONS!


We followed the music...


...down the lane...


...for dancing in the streets...


...and in the village hall.




Here is the enchanting wedding cake!


Later, the evening's entertainment was provided by Herb Diamante, beguiling entertainer - part Iggy Pop, part Cilla - he sang The Monster Mash. If you wish to hear him singing the wonderfully wistful "Mr Lonely", please click on this link.

Magical!

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19 comments:

  1. Utterly unique, the whole thing. What a fantastic day and such a gorgeous cake! Thank you for sharing this, it has made my day and made me just a tad homesick somehow... Axxx

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    1. Thank you - I'm seeing this through your eyes and it's making me love Yorkshire & its funny old customs just a bit more...

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  2. The cake does look truly amazing....the whole thing looks to have been wonderful, not something anyone involved will forget. J.

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    1. Hope all has gone well today & that you are soon catching up with your blogging friends, Janice.
      Nilly xxx

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  3. now thats MY kinda wedding!
    I think the beauty of this day and age is you can do things how YOU really want to do them, and be who you REALLY are without the struggle against convention (parents?!) that we seem to have had to (try and) overcome.
    I was only talking to a friend about this at the weekend, that actually in our lifetime being gay was illegal, and being black meant sitting separately, and it doesn't matter how many leaps forward we make technically, we've been the generation that saw those changes- how wow is that??
    Oh dear, was I on a soapbox? but I just so love people not having to pretend anymore...

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    1. I agree with everything you say, Elaine! And thank you for pointing out that some things have improved because, usually, never a day goes by when Mr N & I don't sigh and say "This world!"

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  4. What a joyous and unique occasion. I love the dancing photo and the one of the Hurdy Gurdy man followed by the children - he looks like the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

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    1. It was great fun for everyone and the children were so happy too - for hours!

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  5. Utterly joyful. Everything about it looks so relaxed. I clicked on every photo to take in the detail and particularly loved the dancing in the street and the outfits the little girls were wearing. Oh to have had shoes like them!

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    1. The little bridesmaids loved their toadstool dresses and spotty shoes. The shoes had a built in squeak - they went "ee, ee, ee..." all day long.
      Hee hee!

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  6. Thank you for the lovely blog post about the wedding, glad you enjoyed it! We had such a wonderful day, the only flaw was that it was over so quickly! <3

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    1. Thank you for inviting us! It was the best wedding we've ever been to and what a wonderful friends you have. Wishing you everlasting happiness from us all.

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    2. Anonymous11 July, 2013

      Could some one pls get intouch with me and tell me how me and my other half can get wed like this and not have to right on bits of paper to say we are wed thanks so much keland the pics are so so ace tel 01138081008 xxxx

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  7. It was a wonderful day for two of life's fabulous people and Rory's hurdy gurdy was fabulous!

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    1. A unique & wonderful occasion!

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  8. How wonderful is this wedding...
    I too clicked on each picture,as I found it so enchanting!
    How lovely to step out of the ordinary and have a truly splendid day!
    I wish them many congratulations!!
    love Maria x

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    1. I think they chose the weekend nearest to Halloween on purpose too!

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  9. 'Things that go Bump in the Night!' wedding... how wonderful!

    LLX

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    1. Do I detect another of your naughty double entendres, LL?

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