The Wedding (Part 1)

Alice In Wonderland wedding ring and pin

So, thanks to the trusty Google Calendar I remembered to go to my wedding on Saturday and what a fantastic day it was. The weather wasn’t brilliant but the rain just couldn’t force its way through all the beaming smiles that surrounded us all day. That will certainly be one of the lasting memories, that so many people were there and all so genuinely happy for us both. A big thank you from Minako and me to everyone who was there or sent us messages, so many lovely people

Of course, we were a bit nervous but it was a reasonably relaxed and informal do, we just wanted people to have a fun day. I don’t think I embarrassed myself too much but I don’t really care anyway.

As I don’t wear rings, we thought it would be a cool idea to exchange a ring and a pin (as I do like badges). There was a bit of a problem getting the pin onto my lapel (it went fine in rehearsals) but we think they look great together. Our friend the local jewellery maker Alice Hughes created them for us.

The reception at Blackburne House went very well, the staff were very good and the food was excellent, it was all vegetarian or vegan and everybody, even the most carnivorous guests, agreed it was delicious.

We have to thank Nicole Bartos for helping us decorate the hall and Eri for the bouquet and lots of other people who helped including Minako’s team of dress, hair and make-up people. It takes hours to get into that beautiful kimono you know. I was left on my own to try and make myself look the true dandy that I am.

So now its back to the old routine of updating the website and blogging about art in Liverpool.
There will, of course, be loads more pictures up on the website somewhere in a few days.

See Wedding Part 2


  1. Hey, you newlyweds! It’s US that should be thanking YOU for such a fantastic day on Saturday! Believe me Ian, your dandyism didn’t go unnoticed, despite an attempt by the Earl of Aigburth to outdo you… And all the ladies (and gentlemen) present were in awe of Minako’s sartorial majesty!

    A brilliant time was had by all, the ceremony was great and filled the whole day with it’s atmosphere of good humour and fun.

    Of course, you realise you’ll be known as ‘The Jacksons’ from now on?

    See you soon,


  2. Thank you both for your wishes too! The pictures look great, I’ll keep my eye out for more…And I didn’t kno you liked badges, I’ll post you some! Now, where did I put them?

  3. What lovely photos you both look great.
    All the very best for the future to you both – From Carol & the Bluecoat printmakers

  4. Congratulations to you both. I was delighted to hear the news and I wish you both a very happy future together. The pictures are great and I’m looking forward to seeing more. Lots of love,
    Claire xx

  5. Congratulations!!
    You both look fantastic and we definitely want to see some more photos.
    Every best wish for your future together. (SuperLambBanana always makes us smile!)
    Love Delia & Steve xx

  6. Dear Minako and Mr. Jackson,

    Congratulations to you both. I wish I could be in Liverpool to cerebrate your happier future. Minako in pink kimono looks very lovely. Please visit Tokyo that still keeps changing.

    Best wishes,

    Shiori Ito

  7. Yeah thanks to Ian and Minako it was a great day the grub was great and loads to go around, the atmosphere was brill, and the venue was lovely.
    Even the guy who tried to interupt the vows at the wedding with his bogus sneeze failed to put a spanner in the works.
    You should have employed bouncers to throw the likes of him out. Keep on truckin into the summer evenings.


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