On Friday, Sarah and Justin got married. They asked me to take the pictures. Sarah and I have known each other for well over 20 years (our families knew each other from St Thomas’)and her reasoning was that I know her and Justin well enough to know what they will tolerate (neither of them are very keen on having their photos taken) and they would listen to me when I asked them to something to get a good photo. I have a policy of always saying yes when people I love ask me to do something that matters, even when it makes me very nervous. So, I turned up with a camera and did my best.
I do just need to spend some time talking about this young man. Ryan was amazing. He gave his mother away, signed the register, made a brilliant speech, kept his brothers under control. My mother says that he’s a ‘nice boy’ and that’s so true. His parents, step-parents and godparents are slightly gobsmacked that he turned out to be such an amazing person and I know that we’re all very proud…
It was a brilliant day and suited Sarah and Justin perfectly.
Sarah and Ryan (and now Justin) are part of my family and I was so happy to be there and to know that everyone in the room were there to see and take part in a day that made a new family.