Photo by David Holbrook Photography
We did it. I’m officially a Mrs.
I didn’t know what to expect on my wedding day, but I was full of anticipation, excitement and just wanting to get the day started.
Over the past few days, we’ve spent the time catching up with family and friends about our day. People have been telling us their stories of the day and their thoughts about it. For me, writing it down is always my best way of telling my story. I remember months ago reading this post by Sophie Cliff about her wedding day and honestly, it was the most wonderful way someone captured their day. Following suit, here is what I want to remember from my day
Photo by Nik Andrews Photography
Spending the evening before in the pub with my family and then my friends popping in for a little surprise visit.
Walking around the venue and seeing it decorated exactly how I wanted it to be. And seeing all the decorations come together that me, my family and friends had been working on for months.
Listening to the world’s worst playlist whilst getting ready with my Mum and bridesmaids.
My friend chasing people around the venue trying to get them to sign out guest book and stick in their polaroid picture.
One of the last songs of the night being Don McClean’s ‘American Pie’ but everyone changing to the lyrics to ‘Bye Bye Miss Rebecca Pye’ whilst I danced in the middle with my Mum and Dad.
Seeing friends who I only see a couple of times a year coming to our wedding day to celebrate with us.
Knowing how hard the best man worked on his speech/video and it all coming together for him to give Ant the best speech he could.
Every handmade decoration receiving so many compliments and looking fantastic after an 18 month slog
Ant getting emotional in his speech at the bit where he’s meant to say something nice about me.
Staying up till 2am in the guest room lounge after the wedding with my family and a few friends drinking tea and listening to music.
Watching all our friendship groups collide and everyone being so welcoming to one another.
Absolutely smashing our first dance after six weeks worth of dance lessons.
My two best friends dragging me and Ant off so we could open a present one of them got us, which was a handpainted portrait of Rufus.
Our friends bringing Rufus to the venue so we could get some snaps of us with him.
My best friend reading our reading in our ceremony perfectly.
All my Mum’s hardwork with our table decorations coming together and it looking exactly how I pictured it.
Everyone wearing our Dogs Trust favours and complimenting them and saying how much of a good idea they were.
All our guests smashing the cheeseboard we provided for the drinks reception
Ant and my nephew running around the dancefloor on the hobby horse my best friend provided for the photobooth.
All of the photobooth props being on the dancefloor at some point during the evening.
Feeling very smug with our food choices – we saw a lot of empty plates!
The dancefloor barely being empty at any point in the night.
The rain stopping so we were able to get some outdoor photos – both in the day and evening.
All our friends and family looking fabulous through out the day and night.