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This real wedding is submitted by our guest blogger – Laura Pearman, Pearman Photography
It was a day filled with laughs and beauty. Lynn & Petra not only became Northumberland’s First Gay Marriage Title Holders, but they also fused together both of their backgrounds and cultures in their wedding. Lyn is a Teacher, and left the UK for the Czech Republic for her career. This is where she met and fell in love with Petra, a hairdresser. Lyn told me that her pupils noticed and commented on her hair being more regularly cut, as she had told them she would only ever come back home to get her hair done. In fact she had just met Petra!
I first met the couple last year when they were home to finalise some of their preparations, opting for an easily remembered date – 04.04.14 we then stayed in touch via email as plans came together and through Lyn’s Mam Linda, who helped them enormously in pulling the day together.
I found out there would be some interesting customs in the wedding, on the morning of the big day itself. A plate would be smashed just after the ceremony and the couple would have to clean up all of the pieces together. In the Czech Republic this tradition signifies working together, and helping each other out. I thought it was a very wise metaphor, being able to ‘pick up the piece’ together when things are not perfect is of course such an important part of any successful marriage.
I spent the morning filled with bridal prep energy. Thankfully the brides’ rooms were fairly near to each other so I (with Linda) switched between each room as each party got ready. Both filled with a lot of fun along the way. Once both brides were ready the couple had agreed that Lyn would ‘call on’ Petra on the way down to Matfen’s Great Hall. Then they’d walk the grand aisle (and staircase) meeting Lyn’s Dad for the final procession together.
The ceremony was filled with giggling between the brides, and tears of joy from the mothers and family. Then celebrations commenced.
During our meal each table was given a plain iced cake to decorate together. The married couple would then judge who won the contest and buy the winning table a round of drinks. This was such an original and creative idea. A great way for people who did not know each other, to break the ice. Here is a set of the final results; you will see many tables went all out on arranging theirs, even using cutlery and dinnerware! I was told Dylan (Lyn –and now Petra’s- Nephew won the grand title) and then second place was awarded to my table! I was lucky enough to be sat with Petra’s friends who being Czech, have cake decorating in their blood.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Lyn & Petra on their Marriage, and wish them both all the luck in the world for their future together. Thanks also to the entire wedding party for making me feel so welcome.
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