There’s no two ways about it, Phil & Christian’s Civil Partnership at the Gherkin was the perfect way to kick off the new year. The day started at Andaz Liverpool Street where the boys and their families were getting ready. Everyone was in such high spirits and you couldn’t detect even a hit of nerves, but you could feel the excitement building as the big moment drew closer and we made our way to St Mary Axe at the top of the Gherkin. What followed was a truly moving ceremony, with the whole room filled with such joy.
Yes Events made sure that everything looked absolutely amazing and ran smoothly, and Rebel Rebel had created the most incredible flowers, which transformed the space completely and accentuated the incredible views. There was such attention to detail with every aspect of the day, not least with the out-of-this-world bespoke wedding cake, featuring Phil & Chris’ three cats, created by Choccywoccydoodah – it truly was a work of art.
One of the most memorable moments of the day caught me a bit off guard. The boys had me completely fooled earlier, assuring me there would be no ‘proper’ first dance, as they would rather everyone just got on the dance floor together right from the start. It takes a lot to surprise me, but when after the cake cutting they went straight into a surprise dance routine, choreographed to Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights, I was pretty much gobsmacked! Now there’s a first dance I won’t forget in a hurry.
There ain’t no party like a Wedding Smashers party is a fact that gets proven every time I have the pleasure of working with this amazing team of DJs, and as always, they had the dance floor heaving right from the start. And from what I hear, that’s the way it stayed until the end of the night.
I’m so happy we got to be a part of this incredible day. Thank you so much Phil & Chris, you do know how to throw a party!