Saturday, 20 August 2011

The knot is tied

Two weeks ago today we got hitched. Well and truly properly married, after 16 years together we know we get along just fine and our wedding day was perfect. We had a tiny ceremony with just 22 in total- but all dear family and everyone helped to celebrate and make the day what it was.
Will was our ring bearer, he and Anna stood with us for the ceremony, it was a very relaxed civil ceremony and the 'officials' were very friendly and went with the flow- which you couldn't really fight with 8 under 10's present!
Anna was my bridesmaid, the fabric she chose for her dress set the colour scheme for the wedding. Mum did a brilliant job on her frock and Will's waistcoat. They looked super cool! Dad gave me away which made me very proud- my parents are a huge part of my life and I wanted them to be a big part of my wedding day.

The whole ceremony was full of smiles and gulping back happy tears- I had waterproof mascara and a spare pair of contacts but managed to hold myself together until the reception when a sweet gesture by Mum and Dad left me sobbing like a baby! The reception was tailored to amuse both young and old with challenges, quiz and a bouncy castle. Everyone was so well behaved!
I will show you more of the handmade detail later but the dress was off the peg as I am no dress maker. It is destined to be cut up as just cleaning it would be a nightmare; that back lacing will be the tape for wedding bunting to go up on our anniversaries.
We were very lucky to receive some gorgeous hand made gifts and once again I shall get the camera out to show and tell now things are finally settling down. I hadn't realised just how much time and energy I'd been spending on organising and anticipating, far from feeling 'flat' I feel deeply content and ready for whatever the future may bring with my gorgeous husband.
Just a last little snippet from 'Don'ts for wives; 'Don't cease to be lovers because you are married. There is no need for the honeymoon to come to an end while you live'. xxx


Pomona said...

Congratulations! It looks like you had a most wonderful day. I remember being given a piece of advice by someone older and more experienced just before I was married - 'Don't let the sun go down on your wrath' - which is a good one for all family relationships!

With best wishes for a long and happy future together

Pomona x

Twiggy said...

Congratulations, you all look lovely and so happy. I really do think personal ceremonies surrounded by those you love are the best. We are slow burners too, and lived together for 9 years before we got married.
Best wishes for the future and I look forward to seeing the bunting :)
Twiggy x

Jo in TAS said...

Congratulations Jenny! Your wedding day sounded perfect to me. I love go with the flow events and having fun. Best wishes for a long and happy life together!

wonderwoman said...

What a lovely post!! Many congratulations, looks like you had a superb day! I would like to wish you and hubby many more happy years together - big hugs!!!


Wipso said...

Congratulations to you both. Just reading your post has made me all emotional. Sounds like you had the perfect day. Hope you both have a long and very happy life together.
A x

Jenni said...

I am sooo pleased that you wedding was, in your words, 'fan bloody tastic'! I'm loving seeing the photos and wish you tonnes of happiness forever! x x x

Daisie said...

many Congratulations Jenny, Simon, Will and Anna, you all look so lovely xxxx

Lyn said...

Oh Congratulations, I am just catching up with blogs (and ironing)after our holiday to France. It sounds like the perfect day I wish you all the joy in the world and a long and happy married life together.

Griffin said...

Hurrah! Congratulations! You and the er, blushing groom look fab. May all you wish for brighten your life and all that would darken it... go and hide itself in shame. So there!

Will looks like he's swallowed the ring!!!

Debbie said...


looks like such a wonderful day!

Kaylovesvintage said...

so pretty , you look beautiful

Simply H said...

Masny congratulations Jenny, I'm so glad you had a wonderful day and you looked beautiful in your lovely dress xxx

karen said...

bless you's so wonderful and makes me warm inside!

Tabiboo said...

Aaawwwww Jen - you look gorgeous.

Here's to the future my dear, with much love and huge hugs.

Nina xxxx

Heather Leavers said...

Many congratulations and best wishes for the future. Mr Nifty and I celebrate 31 years next month, but you're halfway there already!