Niall and Gareth chose the Islington Assembly Hall to host their fabulous wedding. Situated immediately beside Islington Town Hall, the Islington Assembly Hall is a very large banquet hall that doubles as a popular gig location with a huge stage and tiered balcony seating.
I met the two grooms at the Islington Hilton Hotel on Upper Street, both looking suitably dapper. Niall, in a traditional Scottish Kilt, was giving significant thought as to whether he should walk down Upper Street with a Sgian-Dubn (Scottish Kilt knife) tucked into his long socks – clearly the thought of being arrested for concealing a knife on the way to your own wedding merited a moments pause! Gary, looking equally smart was trying to explain to me why the wedding flowers had actually been ordered from a Cardiff based florist, I’m still not entirely sure why…
All the guests met at the popular (and super convenient) Vineyard Pub which is bang opposite the Assembly Hall. A quick pint, a hug and handshake later we all made our way over to the venue for the service. Niall and Gary became husband and husband in a moving service after which we all dashed out to grab a very quick family group picture session before the rain hit- which it did in earnest a few minutes later!
After dinner (an epic meal of Pie & Mash, genuinely perfect!) we had the speeches – a roller-coaster of humour and emotion and incredibly touching. Cake cutting and first dances led swiftly into the play list of all playlists – a mix tape extrordinaire.
I left the wonderful party in full flow and would like to wish both Niall and Gary all the very best in the future.
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