Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Sweet memories of a perfect day

Almost exactly 13 years ago - hard to believe - and on a gloriously sunny day very much like today, P and I tied the knot.
The sun at the end of March was warm enough for us to drive down the A3 with the roof off the wedding car.
The female vicar (who had given us such a hard time at pre-wedding preparation meetings) was lovely, but she had to chase us down the church path after the service, robes blowing in the breeze, to sign a section of the register we had forgotten.
I felt blessed to have 3 grandparents at my wedding, all if who can be seen here in the photo.
The photographer was grumpy about the (too) bright sunlight outside and the deliberately dim candlelight inside, and he bullied our 120 guests.
The floating candles and gerbera heads made the indoor marquee magical - no-one would have known it was a school hall.
We ate duck a l'orange followed by Death by Chocolate.
P sang Bette Midler's 'The Rose' to me instead of a first dance, although I did get a dance later in the evening.

A fabulous day, but a complicated guest list. Families are never simple!
 Those people taking part in the re-run of Shimelle's 'Blogging For Scrapbookers' will know there is more to the story which I can't share here, but I'll share the layout with public and hidden journallng when I have time to make it


WendyB said...

Lovely post and it really has me hooked into wondering what it might be that you haven't said - great take on the prompt.

Maya said...

Great post Kirsty :)

Cheri said...

beautiful photo and lovely description of your special day!

humel said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! What a lovely photo xx

Sue said...

Certainly was a most wonderful day Kirsty - memories that I will treasure forever