Sunday, 22 February 2015

A Great Day for a White Wedding

A wedding is such a special day for the newly weds and all of their friends and family. It such an amazing honour to share in the celebration of a couple's love for each other. And that's what we got to do on Friday as we watched Husband's brother and our new sister-in-law get married.

They were married in the most beautiful hotel at 2pm on Friday afternoon. We were worried I wasn't going to be able to make it since all of our babysitters were attending the wedding and we weren't taking the kids along but thankfully my Mum agreed to take a holiday from work and travel to help us all the way from Manchester.

The ceremony was really intimate with just close friends and family there. They were married in front of a roaring fire which filled the room with warmth and the smell of wood. It was really lovely. They both looked so nervous but so in love. It reminded me of Husband and I getting married almost 9 years ago and it brought tears to my eyes.

Once they were married, the bride and groom headed off for photos which left us to enjoy some bucks fizz and some hors d'oeuvres. Well I didn't have either as I was driving and they didn't take my fancy. Husband managed to acquire a few of them and one of our friends brought over a tray of bucks fizz to keep them going. 

After the photos, we were seated for the meal which was gorgeous. We had haggis, neeps and tatties to start, beef for mains and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. 

The tables were beautifully decorated with very elegant candelabras adorned with pearls and white roses. The speeches were both funny and emotional. Husband acquired himself some more wine and I took a couple of champagne bubbles home for Z and Miss C.

I was ready for a sleep after the meal but we had dancing to do. We all had such a brilliant time at the evening reception, where more guests arrived to join the celebrations. The bride and groom had learnt a beautiful dance for their first dance together. There was a photo booth which meant lots of silly photos and a really yummy buffet with plenty of cake. The band were amazing and had everyone up dancing all night. We were definitely ready for bed when we got home at 1am.

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