Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wedding

Well, where should I start?! The wedding was truly awesome. The service and reception went even better than we had hoped for and we've had so many lovely comments since from people who clearly enjoyed it nearly as much as we did.



The service was in my church, with plenty of friends involved - we were married by one of my former housemates and another, Farli, preached a fantastic sermon (she preached on one of our readings, Ecclesiastes 4, 9-12 and even included some knitting references too) and also did the blessing. Yet another friend did the prayers, and another the Ecclesiastes reading. The friend who was meant to do the second reading had transport problems, so my Mum had to step in to read 1 Corinthians 13, 1-13!

We didn't realise at the time, but the organist on the day, who normally plays at my church, had injured his right arm, so another organist singing in the men's row of the choir kept turning round to play the right hand organ parts for him, whilst he did the left hand and the pedals! You would never have guessed!

It was, for the UK, a baking hot day - up to 29 degrees, which is a little too hot for me and the OH to be totally comfortable! It also meant that I couldn't wear my wedding shawl during the day and had to wait until the evening - who could have predicted that knowing what the weather is usually like here?!


This was designed and knitted for me (initially as a surprise, then she told me when she realised I might try and make one myself!) by Tabitha. Isn't it great?

We had a smallish reception for 50 people (plus 14 children) at the pub near the church, which proved to be an excellent choice.

They laid us out a lavish "afternoon tea" with canap├ęs and salads, and we used their function room and garden for everyone to mingle. And the children to run riot with paper aeroplanes. I was glad we didn't go for a more formal reception as this worked perfectly for us and gave us a chance to have a chat with everyone there.

The pub also didn't bat an eyelid (well, OK, maybe slightly) at being asked to provide a small table near the food for the knitted wedding cake.


We put my bouquet and the bridesmaids' next to it and they all matched perfectly (take my word for it, the only photos we've got at the moment of the reception are the ones a friend took with my camera, which have all ended up in black and white!).

And then we went away on honeymoon for a week, but I will save that for a later post. We did manage to fit in three yarn shops whilst we were away...