I'm now a married woman. Yey to me! The day was perfect in every way possible. I thought I’d be the nervous 'bridezilla' but I was in fact so chilled I surprised myself!
We had a lovely morning walk along the seafront with my now sister in law carrying the most GORGEOUS cake she had decorated for us in our colours. We dropped it off at the venue & fixed the feathers & hearts to the top of it then went & grabbed a coffee. I was watch checking thinking “oh I have to shower, do my make-up, hair & get dressed”.
We got back to the hotel & I begun my regime of getting ready. Make-up went on perfectly, my hair was gorgeous finally staying in place & then I slipped my dress on. It was wonderful. I even placed the garter on my leg (that I'd been given as a gift the night before by my sister in law) & felt naughty...trouble was I felt embarrassed as well as I knew it would be there as my dad walked me into the room! * shudders * My husband went & got himself ready as I made sure we had the rings, the music & that the taxi was booked. Everything was falling into place nicely & together we looked fabulous.
Our anniversary cards sat on the table waiting for us to exchange when we got back (we were actually getting married on our 1 year anniversary. We jumped into the cab & were on our way to be married.
We arrived at the town hall & my family were already there waiting, smartly dressed, beaming smiles & I found myself with tears in my eyes as I hugged them. That's when the nerves set in! I thought “omg now I’m nervous”. More people began to arrive, hugs & kisses were exchanged then we wandered off to check all the details were in place. Then we were allowed to begin our ceremony...
I had to sit in a separate room with my dad who being fatherly said to me “are you sure about all this?” I said “hell yeah I am.” then when we were informed we could enter the room he said “we could always do a runner now just you & me if you want?” I just laughed & imagined my mum hobbling after us in her leg cast from her recent operation. I said “no I wanna do this, I’m ready.” Suddenly all my nerves had gone. I was getting married!!
My dad & I walked into the room to the chilled out music we had selected & I didn't realise that everyone had been asked to stand & applause as we walked in, much to the embarrassment of my dad – bless him. The camera flashes begun as I sat next to my one true love. We held hands throughout knowing it was completely right.
We were thrilled & as we exchanged vows & rings we couldn't help but grin at each other. U stuttered once slightly but I think that was because I just wanted to laugh out loud at the fact that the day had finally arrived.
Everyone clapped as the ceremony drew to a close & as we signed the register the cameras started again – the poor registar had to tell people to for 'legal reasons' – wtf? Who would really want to zoom in on our signatures??
We did the posing pictures which to honest is not us – we both hate posing for pictures but of course we did it & looking at some of the pictures some awful ones came out in the posing process! Then our guests were lined up to congratulate us as they walked out of the double doors. It was quite amusing as people filed out kissing & hugging us whilst also trying to take more pictures. It felt very surreal & again all I wanted to do was laugh! My cheeks were hurting from all the smiling & I hadn't even got to the after venue yet.
We came out of the doors as husband & wife to throwing of confetti – which landed down my dress! As more pictures were taken before we led the group of guests to the venue...no one knew where we were going until we took them there. So we all walked to the venue & entered it as newly weds. The balloons had been put up & the cake was out on the table. The staff were fantastic, very welcoming & couldn't do enough for us.
We all got our drinks & had a few rounds before cutting the cake. My sister in law had brought a firework type of candle to light on the top of it. It took a few goes to light it but once it was lit it looked fantastic. Yet much to the amusement of everyone we actually managed to set the fire alarms off twice!! At least we all knew they worked.
It was fabulous & as we cut the cake everyone was eager to have a slice. We had sandwiches as well & then after a fair few hours people began to leave. The day was drawing to a close...or so I thought.
Instead along with my husband, sister in law, nephew, brother in law & my husband's best friend we all stayed on having a few more drinks & dinner together! It was quite amusing eating sausage & mash on our wedding day! But it was a perfect ending to the day. Then though we moved onto a local American diner where we played pool, drunk milkshakes & beer whilst laughing, laughing & laughing!
After that we said goodbye & headed to our hotel where we were greeted by a huge gorgeous bunch of white roses! My sister in law remembered my favourite flower & had arranged for them to be put in the room for when we returned. She's a diamond! She had even said to my husband that he could 'pretend' they were from him if he wanted. Awww.
We got changed out of our bride & groom outfits, laid out on the bed & opened our cards. We talked for a while while listening to music...then fell asleep!! We were so tired we actually slept lol.
The following morning we woke to breakfast in bed & as I looked over to my husband I thought “wow life can not get any better than this...”