On Friday, June 16th, at Syon Park House, Brentford the wedding took place of a wonderful couple, Michelle Melkman and Carl Dixon.
Chris first encountered Carl at Milton Keynes hospital radio and immediately recognised a man of tremendous musical taste. Carl is not only a massive radio and jingles aficionado, he also has a great love of the music of Motown and Northern Soul. In fact, so great is Carl's knowledge of Motown, that it was immediately recognised by label founder, Berry Gordy. Carl met him when working on Sky TV's Book Programme, where Berry was appearing to promote his biography 'To Be Loved'. When David Freeman asked him a question he couldn't answer, Berry immediately replied, "Ask Carl he'll know!" Chris was instrumental in Carl getting the job at Sky Television, which led to him meeting his lovely wife Michelle.
On a pilgrimage to Detroit, Carl found the ultimate romantic moment for a fan of the Detroit Sound. In the Motown museum, he got down on one knee and proposed to Michelle, who was sufficiently impressed to accept! Although the couple are cat lovers, as far as we know, Carl didn't clinch the deal by singing the 'You're a pussycat, know where it's at' jingle to her.
Radio London wishes Michelle and Carl every happiness.
Here are some of our many pictures we took at the wedding, along with some destined not to make it to the official album! Yes, the cats are an ice sculpture. Incredible! Don't miss the competition at the end...
From Michael Levine: Jack says: "This is the most realistic ice sculpture I've ever seen!"
From Keefers: "You don't mean they're going to sleep together now!!!"
From the Groom's parents:
Dear Mary & Chris,
Michelle's mother told us of your web page which we viewed and enjoyed. The photographs were good and the write up of Michelle & Carlsen very interesting.
Regards to you both, Renee & Jack Dixon
Back from Portugal on Sunday evening.
Michelle started her new job on Monday and I am back to work today!
From the Bridegroom
Dear Chris and Mary