So, we got married, me and my lovely fiance David Foxall.
We had an epic weekend, full of love and laughter, and happy ever after 🙂
On the Friday, we went to Chester Register Office for our basic registration, accompanied by our children and their partners. The whole thing was done in less than 20 minutes, and was wildly underwhelming, but hey, it’s not a legal marriage otherwise, so one goes with the flow.
We enjoyed a fab family dinner that evening at The Partridge in Stretton, where the wedding ceremony and party was arranged for the next day.
Saturday morning saw me whizzing around making last minute arrangements, then some bubbles, a hairdresser and a make-up artist took me away from the busyness, for a couple of hours of pampering before the ceremony.
As for the ceremony – well of course I wrote it myself – and David and I shared its delivery. It was wonderful, surrounded by all our friends and family, in an intimate and personal setting – just as we had imagined it would be. We read our ceremony, exchanged our very meaningful and personal vows, exchanged our wedding rings, and then toasted our future with everyone gathered around us.
Food, jazz and a party followed until the wee small hours, with the music provided by the fantastic Pastry Shoes trio – they joined in the party atmosphere with us.
The next day was my birthday, and so the celebrations continued until we all drifted home around midday!
A few days later, we flew out to Lake Garda for our honeymoon – what a gorgeous place this is – beautiful scenery, amazing food, wine and people. We visited Verona, Venice, Sirmione, went on lake cruises, and listened to music, watched the local informal tango evening in one of the squares, and flew home relaxed and content.
Definitely all done our way.
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Photography by Megan Griffiths: www.megangriffithsphotography.co.uk