This weekend I was a bridesmaid.
It's not something I've ever really cared about doing one way or another.
But for my mate Awesome, I was in.
The wedding party all wore black, including the bride.
The groom wore a top hat and a long coat with tails that looked more likely to have a rifle tucked inside it than anything else.
There were Halloween skeleton confetti and black stars scattered on the tables.
They had their bridal waltz to Metallica's 'Nothing Else Matters'.
And it was one of the most genuine weddings I've ever been to.
They didn't write their own vows because they both think that's soppy bullshit but they did have a handfasting ceremony instead of a traditional service.
They made silly noises and funny faces and cried and laughed and told people to shut up and jittered around during the ceremony and when it came time for the kiss all the guests were yelling suggestions and wolf-whistling and stamping their feet.
And that's how it should be.
They love each other and they wanted to show it in a way that was true to who they are and how they want to be.
And it was beautiful and I've never been prouder to be part of something.
Good luck and \m/