Kate and Tez thought that they met each other at college. Fast forward a few years into their relationship and looking through old childhood photographs of a kids’ party with their parents they realised that they were actually sat together at the party! Two tiny kiddies with no idea that the person with jelly and ice cream all over their face across the table is the very person they would ‘meet’ and marry years later… love it…
From the moment I first met Kate and Tez in a Manchester bar I knew their big day was going to be a belter. Apart from the fact that we clicked instantly, I learned that they were getting hitched in Anglesey which is an incredibly special place to me. My other half has been staying in Anglesey regularly for weekends and holidays since he was a child. It’s pretty much a second home to us and one of Ad’s favourite surf spots, and if we’re not to be found at home in Manchester, we’re most likely by the sea in Anglesey in our campervan. It’s a totally magical island and I’m yet to meet one person who doesn’t fall in love with it instantly.
Kate and Tez explained that they were getting married at the beautiful Carreglwyd, and that it would be an outdoor ceremony. I loved their unerring optimism about this, they didn’t really have a particularly concrete backup plan for bad weather at all, and as Tez and Kate said, they just “refused to acknowledge that it might rain.” And true enough, it didn’t! It was a total scorcher all day, and the ceremony was idyllic.
Kate is a talented milliner and Tez a talented graphic designer so I knew they would come up with lots of beautiful creations and they didn’t disappoint – gorgeous invitations, beautiful reclaimed shutter doors, Kate’s headpiece, the bridesmaids’ dresses, the table settings and the decor, pretty much all of it made by their own fair hands (they have their own little business making these gorgeous things for other people too – check it out!). I know that parents also played a big part in the crafting of the day, which was lovely – Kate’s dad lovingly tended to those incredible shutters, amongst other things, and her mum made approximately 168911354123945236154 different types of pudding – superwoman!
A special mention has to go to best man Dave who was hands down the most multi-talented, multi-tasking wedding guest I’ve ever seen! His various incarnations: best man, speech giver, maracas player and singer in the ceremony, Michael Jackson dancing speed-painter, musician in the band… and I’m sure I’ve probably missed a few other activities he managed to shoe-horn in!
Other highlights of the day was the food – Lucy of Bradley’s Deli in Benllech – that food was bloody delicious!…. Tez’s hilarious groom’s speech from underneath the top table… and his unexpected yoyo skills… Kate’s beautiful smile… and meeting so many lovely people who made me feel like I was one of the gang rather than at work. Thank you so much Kate, Tez, family and friends for making me so welcome and for having me as part of such a wonderful day.