CORINTHIA HOTEL WEDDING – CATRIONA & TOM
As with any Corinthia Hotel Wedding, you know they’ll do their best to lay on some sunshine and Catriona & Tom were no different. Bit fresh and breezy in their horse and carriage back from the ceremony at St Etheldredas I would imagine, but beautiful winter sunshine nonetheless. A day packed full of surprise started with finding Tom enjoying some wedding morning pampering. Being the thoroughly modern man that he is ensured his preparations were taken care of downstairs by the staff at Danial Galvin, whilst Catriona remained chilled and serene upstairs before departing for church.
Now I know there is a joke somewhere about how many people can you get in a mini, but we had the Italian version as Tom and his men packed themselves into a rather splendid Fiat 500 before the aforementioned car returned to The Corinthia to pick up Catriona and her Father for their turn in the vintage classic. This was a surprise for Catriona’s Father as he and Mary used to drive one back in the day.
Actually, looking at it now, Catriona seems to be responsible for most of the surprises. Not only did she ensure Tom’s nails and hair were trimmed to within an inch of their life, and her Dad could speed through central London dreaming of days gone by, she also shocked Tom (and all the guests) with a singing serenade straight after the cake was cut. That was all before some rogue guests took over the singing mantle in the shape of Incognito who literally brought the house down with a stunning performance to ensure party time was kicked off in style. By the time I left, the dance floor was still packed and the boogie woogie was going with a swing. Well done Catriona for keeping everything and everyone in the dark about her surprises and putting on a day that both Mum’s would have been proud of.
What was not a surprise however was that it all ran smooth as silk, thanks largely to super sleuth Claire from The Corinthia who ensured those that needed to know knew and those that didnt need to know didn’t. I confused myself there.