With just 2 days until our 3rd wedding anniversary, and several posts over the last few weeks about our wedding, it’s time for me to share some of my favourite photographs from our wedding day.
With the invitations sent out, and replies received, with everything that we planned and prepared ready…it was time for the big day! The day started out with my bridesmaids and I, the bride driving to the venue to get ready. With my own personal hairdresser and make up artist, it meant I could sit back and relax!
Meanwhile, my groom was getting ready with his best men and the usher at his parent’s house. The were driven to the venue in a very cool 1960 Cadillac De Ville.
He told me later on how he had some photos taken and tied our wedding rings to the ring pillow, that my son, our pageboy would carry down the aisle.
During that time, our other photographer was taking photos of the bridal party.
There were some photographs taken of our parents.
And after a chat with the registrar, it was time for me to walk down the aisle with my dad. By now, nerves were setting in, but my dad kept me calm and cracked some jokes A quick pose for some photographs, and we took the short walk to the ceremony room, holding onto my Dad’s arm, and clutching my gorgeous bouquet of flowers.
My brother was in charge of the music and the handing out of wedding programmes…
As the music started to play the processional song, I watched as my son and my best friend’s little girl (my flowergirl) walk down the aisle, both taking their roles very seriously! My bridesmaids followed, and then it was our turn….
Linking arms with Dad, I took a deep breath and started the walk down the path to the ceremony room and down the aisle towards my future husband. As we got to the front, my Mum thrust a handkerchief into my hands – my something borrowed – and my only regret from my wedding day, is me not turning to kiss my Dad as he handed me to hubby! I must have been so excited, and when I look back at the DVD it is quite clear that I was!
Once outside the ceremony room, it was time for mingling, entertainment and photographs…lots and lots of photographs!
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Whilst our guests were chatting and enjoying themselves, our photographers took hubby and I off to take photographs of just the two of us…
and this photo below cracks me up as it looks like I’m flipping off the photographer…but I am soooo not doing that! It was very hot on our wedding day, and my white lace fan didn’t leave my hands, at this point it’s quite possible that I’m holding my hair back off my face, whilst also trying to hold my fan! This is by far one of my favourite photos, of our wedding day. As the group dispersed, I caught the eye of the photographer, and bent back to pose…my hubby, bless him is holding out his hands to catch me in case I fall!!
Guests found their tables using escort cards that were set up on the bar, and when every one was seated, it was time for hubby and me to make our way into the dining room.
With speeches over and evening guests arriving, it was time to finish up and move into the reception room for our first dance, proper cake cutting, tossing of the bouquet and general partying!
With the evening entertainment in full swing with a live singer and DJ and the candy buffet getting stuck into by our guests, our wedding day would soon be over…believe it when they say that the day goes fast!
With the last guest gone, and those staying at the venue moving to the farmhouse to go to sleep, my new husband and I took a moment to take the day in. We opened up our cards and gifts that we received, and read through the messages in our wish jar. I was so in love with my wedding dress I didn’t want to take it off! It is the most beautiful thing I have ever worn! And, as we hadn’t really spent much time with each other during the day(!) we caught up with how the day went from each other’s perspective ❤
With an earlier photo planned and taken, there would be one more thing to say to our guests…