The last family wedding we all attended was 10 years ago, and it was Husband and mine's wedding. It was a beautiful day that Saturday in July and it was wonderful to have all the family join us to celebrate our love for one another.
Fast forward 10 years and 8 days, we all came together for another family wedding. This time it was my Sister's wedding.
They have been planning their wedding for almost two years now, my Sister doing a lot of the bits herself. She made her invitations herself and they were beautiful. She sourced her flower girl dresses and bought them whilst on sale. She had her flowers made by Pops' sister and they were beautiful. She made her own favours. She made her own centre pieces. All the work she put in really paid off and made for a beautiful wedding day.
She was so nervous when I arrived at her house to get ready on Saturday morning. Charlotte and I had important jobs; flower girl and maid of honour. My niece was also a flower girl, of course, and Zachary was given an important job; to give the rings to the best man.
Her colour scheme was lilac and white. I had a slightly different dress from the other bridesmaids. They looked beautiful in their dresses as did the flower girls. My niece wore a tiara but Charlotte refused. I thought it was nice though to have my niece wearing one herself cause it was her special day too.
When she came downstairs in her dress, she was stunning. Her dress was very fitted, almost fishtail like but with a longer, looser train. My Sister has an amazing figure and her dress suited it perfectly. Her something old was a bracelet that used to belong to my Gran, her something new was a pair of earrings and her garter from her husband-to-be, her something borrowed was my Mum's bracelet because she forgot to put my Gran's one on and her something blue were her blue "Sex and the City" shoes.
The wedding ceremony was amazing. It went really fast although I remember on our wedding day, it felt like the vows took ages. In fact, we were in and out within 10 minutes. My Sister walked in to A Thousand Years; it was so lovely.
The reception was at a local hotel. The room was beautifully decorated with flowers, tea lights and bird cages. They had a sweetie cart which the kids would not leave alone and a three-tier cake. Would you believe I didn't get any of the cake?? We were too busy dancing!
The speeches were both lovely and hilarious. The food was really good and the company was fantastic.
Their first dance was to Oasis, Wonderwall which I thought was so nice, especially when you listen to the words. We were up dancing most of the night. The kids were so well behaved and had a brilliant time. The girls cried when it was time for them to leave with Bella and Pops, who had kindly agreed to take them for a sleepover so their Mums and Dads could enjoy themselves.
My Sister kept saying "I want it to slow down" and I knew exactly how she felt. Your wedding day is such a wonderful day with such a build up to it. Months and months of preparation over in just a few hours. Your face aches from smiling but you don't care. It is a day you will never, ever forget.
It was a beautiful day.
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