Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

More Slices of Wedding Cake for Me!

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

More Slices of Wedding Cake for Me!

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I'VE been lucky enough to be in attendance at three weddings since I made my appearance 18 months ago and must say I have been a credit to my parents at each and every one.

Numero uno (when Aunty Laura made Phil my uncle) was of the winter variety and was suitably dusted in snow and Christmas fairy dust. What a lovely way to break my nuptials duck.

The second saw my Mum get wrapped up like a shimmering bar of chocolate and help one of her bestest friends become an honest woman (truth be told, I was shipped in and out of this one pretty quick so mother dear could take the ridiculous number of clips out of her hair and let it down... although I'm yet to understand the logic after spending so long at the hairdressers, but there you go).

The final of my wedding experiences thus far involved a big old family schlep to Malta to partake in the coming together of Aunty Claudia and my now Uncle Jonathan.

There was a beach, a pool, limitless doughnuts and the big event itself had a chocolate fountain, I don't think I need to offer any further evaluation.

At each one of the above, there was a palpable warm and fuzzy feeling from the moment we arrived to the moment we were dragged off the dance floor (I do a mean attempted caterpillar, if you're interested) and I genuinely can't wait for my next embossed invite to drop through the door.

So you can imagine my delight this week, when the pool of future loved-up couples from which this invite may arrive became immeasurably bigger.

This was largely thanks to the force of common sense and its associated decency prevailing in the big shouty chamber which looks up to Big Ben.

Following what seemed to me to be a ridiculous amount of chatting about what essentially was a no-brainer, a decision was made, which roughly translated means if you love someone, and want to promise to spend the rest of your life being nice to them and sharing what you've got, then you're free to do that and tell everyone you are married. …

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