Somehow, our good friends Lara and Jonny managed to time their London wedding during one of the two possible times this American teacher and working hubby can manage to steal away from school/work. The first of those two times being summer (oh glorious June and July!) and the other being any extended holiday (see: Thanksgiving, Winter Break, or Spring Break).
We were more than excited to celebrate their big day, especially since Jonny & Lara came across the pond to ours! Jonny also served as one of our Ketuba witnesses. He’s good people, Lara too.
Here they are at our wedding –
Lara and Jonny’s celebration turned out to be the most fun we’ve had at a wedding since our own special day! Their 12+ piece band wearing coordinating outfits and sporting 3 lead singers, not to mention the backup dancers, kept the party going strong. We danced for hours. It was so much fun that I hardly picked up my camera. My hands were otherwise occupied dancing or holding a bevvie.
In fact, I think the only time I stopped dancing was to eat: first a lovely dinner and followed by a few Krispy Kreme donuts. They not only served dessert, but then around 11pm coffee and donut service. Krispy Kreme tiered wedding cake — Outrageous, no? You need to keep your energy up when you’re introducing the UK to the Electric Slide. (Seriously though, people were in awe of my 90′s dance moves. NBD.)
After the wedding we went back to their hotel for an after-party, only downtown London on a Sunday night wasn’t “happening” and we probably didn’t need to drink anymore. Luckily we found a van cab to transport a bunch of us back to respective houses. Along the way the cab driver suggested we stop for food and even called it in for us to pick up. Brilliant….until all the boys emptied out of the car leaving me alone, in a foreign country, with a cab driver, in a city where I had no idea where we were! Not to mention, the rain. The cab driver offered to move the car closer to the kabob place. I said no. He suggested backing up so the boys stayed dry. I said no. Three-in-the-morning after-partying Vicki didn’t want to end up on a 20/20 TV special. We did call The States just to hear my friend correctly pronounce the slang “See…whathadhappen’dwus” . Good times. We got home safe, and stuffed with yummy food.
Seeing these two wed filled my heart with love. Their celebration filled my body with amazing fun and joy. Being with all these fabulous people made leaving extremely hard, but we’ll be back… we can’t stay away when the company is so great!