This week has been one of the most up and down ones of my life. It started off which such tragedy but ended with so much love.
It still gives me some faith in humanity, that even in the darkest of times, people still try to find the light.
1. The Mancunian Spirit
After the heartbreak I felt on Monday evening, I’ve managed to feel a bit more uplifted throughout the week seeing everyone from around the city I call home, come together in such a magnificent way. From the floral tributes to the poems, to the I Love MCR signs everywhere: It really made my heart warm knowing that even through such a terrible act, no one will every break the Northern spirit.
2. Wedding Rehearsal
On Wednesday evening we had the rehearsal for my friend’s wedding which happened over the weekend. I was so so nervous to walk down the aisle, so having a rehearsal really put my mind at rest that it wouldn’t be so bad. We also got to see the bride and groom’s parents and the church in general and it was a lovely way to spend the evening.
3. Dot 2 Dot Festival
On Friday afternoon, myself and a couple of friends went to Dot to Dot festival in Manchester. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s basically loads of different acts dotted around Manchester at different bars and venues. We started off seeing Honeyblood at Albert Hall, followed by Liv Dawson at Band on the Wall, then Confidence Man at Mint Lounge and Growlers at Granada. It was such a fab day and something that is a really good idea to see bands you never usually would and venues you might not usually go to. My favourite were Confidence Man who put on an amazing show and were an electro 4-piece with crazy, awesome dance moves.
Obviously, the biggest highlight of the week (and year…) was watching two of my friends tie the knot on Saturday. The wedding was the most amazing and beautiful ceremony, and I’m so glad I got to be a part of it. I won’t give too much away, as I’m sure they’ll be loads of photos on Facebook coming up, but it was honestly one of the best days of my life. Wishing the happy couple all the love in the world.
5. Bank Holiday BBQ
To make the wedding celebrations last a bit longer, the Groom’s parents threw a BBQ yesterday at their house, joint with a 60th birthday celebration for the Mother of the Groom. It was really nice to get back together with close friends and family and reminisce about the day before. We also got the chance to wish the happy couple the best time on their honeymoon.