Our Wedding Day – 5th August 2009

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With our 10th wedding anniversary on the horizon on 5th August 2019, I’ve been re-sharing all the planning details 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, and with preparations and planning complete, 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, convertible, 1960 Cadillac De Ville.

1960 Cadillac De Ville

When we were married(!) my new husband told me that the photographer took photos of him tying our wedding rings to the ring pillow, that my son, our pageboy, would carry down the aisle.

We actually ended up having two-for-one on our photographers, as a couple of weeks before our wedding, our photographer informed us that he had damaged his hand, and whilst he would still be able to shoot our wedding, he was bringing his photographer colleague as back up, and at no extra cost to us.

That worked out really well, as it meant one photographer could be with Steve and his boys, and I could be with my girls (and my son!), and so, we could have lots of photos taken of our wedding attendants.

There were some pre-ceremony photographs taken of our parents. This photo below of my mum and dad, is one of my mum’s favourites. ♥

My Parents
My Parents-in-law
Steve with his Parents

And after a chat with the registrar, it was time to make our way to the Ceremony Room, and walk down the aisle with my dad.

By now, nerves were setting in, but my dad kept me calm and cracked some jokes. We did a quick pose for some photographs, and took the short walk from the Farmhouse to the Ceremony Room.

The Bridal Party

After another couple of pictures on the walkway to the Ceremony Room, I linked arms with my dad, and clutched onto my bouquet. I could hear my entrance song starting, and the butterflies were really dancing in my tummy!

Me & My Dad ♥
My Wedding Bouquet

My brother was our usher. He was in charge of the music and the handing out of wedding programmes that I had designed and handmade.

I watched in the near distance, as my son and my flowergirl took their walk down the aisle, both taking their roles very seriously! My bridesmaids followed, and then it was our turn….

I took a deep breath and we begun walking down the aisle towards my future husband. I was so nervous, and excited, I raced down that aisle!

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, isnot turning to kiss my Dad as he handed me to hubby! With all the nervous excitement I just forgot, and my heart breaks a little when I re-watch our wedding DVD because I missed that moment.

We had a civil ceremony, which meant that we couldn’t have any religious context to our ceremony. We picked some lovely readings that my two sisters and my son read.

We also wrote our own vows…we were both worried before the wedding if we would hold it together – especially myself as I’m such a cry baby, but I really did. I composed myself with each line as I recited my vows, and don’t recall crying.

Huge smiles as we were announced as husband and wife, and we then signed the wedding register.

We then had to pretend sign a fake register to pose for photographs as they cannot be taken during the official signing. It was then that the tears suddenly started to fall!

Big, huge tears of joy!

Being presented to our guests as Mr & Mrs was the most amazing feeling, and I really can’t put into words out happy we were on our wedding day.

The Newlyweds!

With the ceremony over, it was time for mingling, entertainment, canapes and cocktails, and photographs…lots and lots of photographs!

With my family
My new in-laws
Us with my Mum ♥
Confetti Time!
True Love’s Kiss
With my best friend, and our kids ♥
Me & My Boy ♥
Me & My Sister
Me & My Sister
Me & My Brother
Me & My Best Friend
Me & My Dad ♥

Whilst our guests were chatting and enjoying themselves, our photographers took hubby and I off to take photographs of just the two of us…

We Are Family ♥
We Got Married!
My favourite wedding photo is actually a still from our wedding DVD!

A lovely group photo of all our guests was taken…

Our Wedding Guests

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!! The wonders of Photoshop, and a very talented friend, removed all the people from the shot!

We then went into the dining room where we saw our cake and tables for the first time – we were blown away! Everything looked just perfect. We did the “pretending to cut the cake” photograph, and then made our way to the bar area for the receiving line.

Our Wedding Cake
Fake Cake Cutting!

During the receiving line we were able to thank every single one of our guests for coming to our wedding to celebrate our special day. Whilst I handed out favours, my chief bridesmaid – my sister – handed out the Greek wedding cakes.

Purple Bonbonieres – Wedding Favors

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.

Wedding Escort Cards
Wedding Favor & Name Place
Top Table Floral Arrangement

The kids were kept busy during the meal with goodie bags that I made up for them, and I put trivia boxes and bubbles on the table to keep the big kids amused as well.

We took a moment to remember those who could not be with us on that day, and those who are gone but never forgotten and always loved. And to celebrate the weddings of our parents and grandparents ❤

Family Wedding Photos

We enjoyed a cold fork buffet which was an informal and relaxed way of having a wedding breakfast, and this style went down really well with our guests!

Wedding Day Cold Fork Buffet

The meal finished with speeches from my dad (hilarious!), my groom, the best man, my father-in-law and myself! We also handed out gifts to all our attendants and parents to thank them for all their help with the planning of our wedding, and on the day itself.

My Dad’s Speech
My Husband’s Speech
Best Man Speech
Father-in-Law Speech

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!

Our First Dance ♥
Daddy/Daughter Dance!
Cutting Our Wedding Cake

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!

Our Wedding Candy Buffet

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 ❤

Our Wedding Wish Jar

With an earlier photo taken, there would be one more thing to say to our parents, our attendants, and our guests….

Thank You! From the Bride & Groom ♥

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