A very special wedding

This Easter weekend was very special for the family because our son Richard married his partner Emily after some five years together. The wedding took place at the Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel (‘cwrt’ means court and ‘Bleddyn’ was a Welsh prince) in South Wales.
It was a wonderful occasion with 122 guests from as far away as Montreal (where Emily was brought up), Vancouver, New York and Los Angeles. Richard entered the room to the main theme from “Gladiator”, Emily appeared accompanied by the Princess Leia theme from “Star Wars”, and at the end the two of them left the room to the triumphal march from the conclusion of “Star Wars”.
Fortunately the rain held off but the weather was literally freezing and at one point there was even a flurry of snow. However, this did not stop photographs being taken in the hotel grounds. Terrific speeches were made by Emily’s father David, Richard, Emily and best man Doug respectively – a total of 43 hilarious minutes (there was a sweepstake). The dancing was started by Richard and Emily who had trained to accompany the James Bond theme tune “Nobody does it better”. Later there was even a fireworks display.
Truly it was a fabulous occasion.

Emily and Richard sign the wedding register

Roger and Vee – the proud parents


  • mavis

    Kids look happy and Vee’s hat is wonderful. You both look good too.
    Richard is a good amalgamation of you both.
    Happy days.

  • alex

    Happiest day for Roger and Vee, and, certainly for Emily and Rich.
    Look, the stunning Vee and handsome, smart Roger.
    Love you all.

  • Marek

    Happy day for wedding time.
    Poland has wedding time and all family enjoy at party.
    Emily Rich have a happy time and maybe baby ?
    from Marek and Eva Podwojski

  • Eric Lee

    Congratulations to the whole Darlington clan!

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  • Suzan Cole

    A beautiful addition to a beautiful family! Wishing you love, laughter and hope always.

  • Mutinta

    Rich & Emily make a very good match, happy parents (Roger & Vee) looking GORGEOUS! Must have been splendid! Wish the new family a happy life together. Love

  • Tina and Rolf

    Congratulation to the proud parents and the young couple
    Best regards Tina and Rolf

  • Geeti

    Congratulation, wish them a very happy and joyful life in front…may all their wishes come true…
    U r lucky parents really!