I was working for one of their friends at the time and she asked him if I would be interested in organising their wedding. She didn’t have to ask twice! We got on really well and I loved every minute. They booked four amazing Tipi’s which were to be located in front of the old farmhouse. Most people think this is where they live, but it is totally derelict and has a friendly ghost!
We would chat in the Herb Garden about their plans. Sadly, I very rarely saw Jimmy as he was always away filming, but I also had a lot to do with his Stag do and had the pleasure of speaking to a few of his famous friends!
The weather on the day of the wedding couldn’t have been more perfect. Jamie Oliver was one of their ushers and did a very funny reading in the church. They left the church on Michaela’s pink tractor that Jimmy had given her as a Valentines present.
Do you remember the episode in 'Friends' when Monica took over the arrangements of Phoebe’s wedding and had a microphone and clipboard? We had a laugh about that, but there was one moment when the tractor came up the drive and I ran over to Daisy, the beautiful singer to start singing. I laughed to myself, but when she started playing her guitar, I had tears in my eyes. The emotion of being a wedding planner!!
They had champagne and canapés in the Herb Garden and a Hog Roast (what else!) for the meal. In the evening a band played, along with a stint with Jamie on drums and Jimmy singing with a group of other friends. A fire pit was lit and fireworks were set off over the meadow. It was perfect.
Saying 'thank you' ah!
Michaela said after the wedding “it was just magical and completely as we dreamt it would be”.
Their first wedding anniversary is imminent, but they have recently celebrated the arrival of their baby daughter who was born on 4th August. Congratulations to them both. I love having wedding babies!