So it turns out that it is 12 years together - not the 10 I was thinking - that my friend and her new husband have been together. A commitment in itself really but now they have the official recognition as well.
It was a beautiful wedding. The weather was crap. Torrential downpours at exactly the wrong time but that didn't dampen enthusiasm nor spoil the mood.
The bride was late, the groom was surprisingly relaxed, the little kids were very well behaved, and there was one groomsman who looked a little green around the gills (though I have it on good authority that as his girlfriend was the chief bridesmaid he was worried the suits and pretty dresses would put ideas in her head!).
While traditional, the Catholic ceremony was still quite relaxed - the priest's mobile phone ringing during the homily did help to add to that atmosphere! Certainly, his mention that it was most likely the big man upstairs calling in to see how the ceremony was going lightened the mood considerably!
The reception kept up that feeling with a cocktail feel - finger food, no set menu, lots of dancing, plenty of wine - and lots of time to laugh and joke and catch up with friends.
The LOML and I looked great, if I do say so myself.
|I'd been on my feet for quite a while - that's my excuse for my cankles and I'm sticking to it!!|
And as for my shoes, the bride wore the same pair in white. Definitely great style there.
Overall a magnificent day!