Wow can’t believe it’s been a month since I last posted here, so much has happened in that time! Well I’m excited to show you all why I’ve been off grid for so long, and I’ll start with Nicky and Chris’ wedding at Caius College.

Slightly unusually I’m actually now going to turn the post over to the Groom, Chris, to tell you all a bit more about the day…

There probably aren’t too many grooms who spend the morning of their wedding day assembling the cake, but considering how much of our big day was homemade, I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised. From day one, Nicky and I decided we wanted to do lots of things ourselves. Well, even from well before day one: Nicky has always wanted her Mum Gill to make her wedding dress. Gill ended up making the dresses for the two bridesmaids, Alex and Alison, waistcoats and cravats for me and the groomsmen, and some other stuff I’ll probably get in trouble for forgetting (sorry!).

The ceremony was held in the beautiful chapel of Gonville & Caius College, where Nicky and I were both students. The chapel is very intimate, with everyone facing into the centre, so there was no way Nicky could escape people looking at her when she arrived looking absolutely amazing.

After a brief rain panic (really just an excuse to get out the matching umbrellas), we punted to the reception venue, the Varsity Hotel, steered by my best man Alex (too many Alexes in this wedding…).

At the hotel, more of our handiwork was on display, with the table plan (maid-of-honour Alex), menus, name cards (both Nicky) and even our seat cushions (Gill) all made especially for us. We also had a wooden butterfly jigsaw guestbook made for us by Robin, a (very talented) friend of Nicky’s parents, while Nicky’s tiara was made by Sue, another crafty family friend.

We’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who made our special day so incredibly memorable. It was a great day and was made possible by the help of so many people. Thank you all, and thank you Alex (photographer Alex this time) for the brilliant photos!

Ceremony: Gonville & Caius College Reception: Varsity Hotel, Cambridge Dress: Gill Whiffin Flowers: Peter Graves Second Photographer: Tom Archer

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