We went to a lovely wedding this weekend and have another one to go to next week. Things have calmed down a bit this year (we’re moving onto Christenings!) but a couple of years ago we went to 9 weddings in one year. When you take into account hen and stag dos, hotel accommodation, new outfits and wedding gifts – that’s a lot of money spent on weddings! I wouldn’t have missed out on any of them though. Witnessing our friends and family tie the knot is a wonderful experience and I always feel so privileged to have been invited to share such a special event.
Someone gave me some great advice before my big day – everything will go by in such a blur that you should try to pick out key moments that you know you are going to treasure, rather than attempt to remember everything. We had a big wedding with over 200 guests so that advice came in really handy.
My happiest memories of the day were walking down the aisle seeing all my friends and relations – I was amazed and humbled at how many people had turned up, just for us! Then, when my eyes fell on my husband, everybody else just seemed to disappear. After the ceremony, we walked back down the aisle to the sound of the ‘Top Gun’ theme tune being played on the magnificent church organ. When we arrived at the reception, I looked through the window and, after months of meticulous planning, it felt wonderful that everything had finally come together. Naturally, my Dad’s speech made me cry and our first dance made me feel like a princess…
My wedding dress still sits in its box; I haven’t the heart to part with it (despite the fact it would probably be a bit tight now!) and I never tire of looking back at the photos. I was searching through our honeymoon photos for my previous post and came across the following pictures of our wedding stationery, which I thought I would share with you. My sister-in-law and I spent hours making these and I was really proud of what we achieved: