Saturday, April 28, 2012

I do, and I will!

This Tuesday just gone was two years, to the day, that Aaron and I went on our first date, and today is three months, to the day, since we became husband and wife!

Aaron is now an official London resident, and we are enjoying being newlyweds, safe in the knowledge that we no longer have to spend time apart in a long-distance relationship!

So to mark our three month milestone, I thought I would share some of our wedding photos. The photographer we chose, Mike Massaro, is as old school friend of mine, who I have known since I was a teenager. We both love his style of photography as it is very spontaneous and really captures the feeling of the moment.

We did a little engagement/test shoot in his studio a couple of months before the wedding, and it instantly became clear that we were on the same page, and that he was a good fit for what we wanted.

Well, we were right! Mike was a dream to work with, taking so many photos on the day, and editing them carefully so that the end result was hundreds of stunning images for us to look back on.

Our wedding day was simply magical, and when people tell you that it goes by in a flash, they aren't kidding!  We knew from the start of our wedding planning that having beautiful photos, capturing the day, and all the little details, was high on our list of priorities.  I can't stress enough, that no matter what your budget, it's really worth investing in a good photographer so that you have illustrations to accompany your memories, forever.

We are both really pleased with Mike's work and can't thank him enough for capturing our big day! Cheers Mike!!!

To find out more, and to see more samples of his work, please visit

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rocking North West London!

A rare thing happened last week...a rockin' night of music and dancing took place within walking distance (or a short bus ride) from my house!

This sort of thing is a seldom occurrence, with most of my nights out dancing ending with a journey home on the last tube, or, more frequently, schlepping it back on multiple nightbuses.

The new monthly Rocking NW London Revival takes place at The Castle pub on Finchley Rd.  Entry is a mere fiver, and DJ Fifties Flash plays killer tunes (lots of jivers, which is always good in my book!) from 8pm-1am.  Unfortunately, the music was skipping a bit last week, but hopefully the technical issues will be smoothed out by next month's club night.

The pub itself is pretty big, but not at all fancy.  It does however, have groovy lighting, guitars and framed photos of various musicians on the walls, and most importantly, a great dance floor, which had the perfect amount of slide - I really enjoyed dancing on it!  I was also kept amused, between dances, by an Abbey Road section of the pub, which features a zebra crossing carpet!

One gripe I have, is that it took aaaaaaaaages to get served at the bar, and once we finally did get our drinks order in, the bartender gave us the wrong drinks!  This is not a reflection on the club night though, and it just meant that following the first arduous trip to the bar, I kept dancing, instead of buying drinks!

The NW London Revival definitely rocks the Castle, and is a welcome addition to my dance calendar.  I am already looking forward to next month's event (on the 18th May), and not just because it's easy for me to get to!