Pride London Parade Wedding with Virgin Radio | Todd & Dalton
Last summer, I was driving home from a meeting when I heard an ad on the radio. Virgin Radio London was hosting a contest in honour of the Pride London festival, for a couple to get married on the Virgin Radio float during the parade. So many local wedding vendors had joined in to give the winners the experience of a lifetime, and I reached out to the organizers to offer my services as well. I wanted to make sure the winners would never forget a second of their wedding day!
The winners were finally announced, and Todd and Dalton reached out to me to start planning. From the very beginning, they were so gracious for everything, and honestly there could not have been two winners more deserving.
We started with some photos with the wedding party and some family at the Idlewyld Inn, and then headed down to the fairgrounds for the start of the parade. It was so hot that day, but thankfully we at least had a bit of shade from the roof of our little mobile chapel! People yelled congratulations from the sidewalk, and an adorable little girl came up to give Todd and Dalton some rainbow bracelets she had made for them. Everything started getting a bit surreal as our float approached downtown. Todd and Dalton were saying their vows and exchanging their rings, surrounded by hundreds of people. I was standing only a few feet away and couldn’t hear a thing over all of the cheering! It was truly the most incredible moment. I’m getting a little teary-eyed as I write this, reminiscing about it all! Grab a tissue and watch this highlight video from Virgin Radio to see it all unfold :)
Afterwards, the newlyweds got a little taste of life as local celebrities – every few minutes they were getting stopped by people wanting to take a photo with them and pass on their congratulations! We ended things off with some more photos at the Idlewyld Inn and then I headed on my way to leave everyone to enjoy their reception dinner :)
Todd and Dalton – thank you for being so wonderful to work with! And thank you to Virgin Radio and all of the other sponsors for coming up with such a great way to support marriage equality in the city. It’s something that myself and many, many other vendors are truly passionate about! A good friend and fellow photographer, Heather from HRM Photography, is launching a brand-new endeavour to support just that :) Make sure you check out Love is Love London – a wedding directory for those searching for inclusive vendors when planning their big day.
Host: Virgin Radio London
Sponsor: Sophie’s Gowne Shoppe
Suits: Collin’s Formal Wear | Rings: Poags Jewellers
Officiant: Rev. Laurie Nevin | Accommodation: Idlewyld Inn
Décor: A&B Party Rental
Photography: Life is Beautiful Photography
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