Thursday, 13 August 2009

A Fairy Tale Wedding

When I was a little girl I loved fairy tales, especially the ones where the heroine got to marry her Prince. I had a 'Cinderella' Ladybird book in which Cinderella went to not one ball but to three and each time her gown was more beautiful than the one before. And of course she got to marry her Prince Charming. Turning the pages of this favourite book I’d wistfully dream of my own wedding day.

Instead of the lavish church wedding with hundreds of guests that I’d imagined, Jon and I had a civil ceremony with only our immediately family and a couple of close friends present. We all travelled together on a vintage coach with the sun shining through its open roof. The grating gears and frequent stalling all added to the fun.

During the ceremony I managed to keep both my emotions and nerves under control and for once did not end up sobbing hopelessly, even when the registrar pronounced us man and wife.

After a splendid meal at a restaurant in the village, we walked the short distance home and enjoyed the remainder of the evening on the front lawn.

Our actual wedding was nothing like the one that I planned all those years ago, but I cannot imagine a better day than the one we had. The day that I got to marry my Prince all my dreams came true and it was the happiest day of my life.


méri said...

ahhh! Congratulations!!!!and all the best in the world for you both!

zetor said...

Thankyou for sharing your wonderful day. Hope you'll both be very happy.

Sue said...

Yea pictures of the bride and groom you both look happy. I am glad you got your prince and he got his princess :-) Sue XX

Plays with Needles said...

I am over-the-moon escited for you! All girls deserve to be a husband and I both had a very small wedding as well...just my immediate family and his...I, however, couldn't keep the tears from flowing...

I'm wondering if the lady in blue to your prince's right is your sis and if the lady on the left, closest to me in the foreground is your Mom???? The dinner looks like it was in a very lovely spot.

SOOOO excited, for you! Good luck and all the best marriage blessings, Susan

coral-seas said...

The lady in blue on my Prince's right is his sister, Susan. On her right, her partner, Peter.

In the foreground our good friends Malcolm and Mary (left) and David and Lynn (right).

To the right of David are Jon's sons Steven (redhead) and Adam (dark hair). My mum who is seated beside Adam is not visible. Beside her and leaning back is my Dad. Next to my dad is my middle brother, Chris, his partner, Teresa, then my niece, Greorgia and nephew, Ryan (Barry's children).

Seated on my left is my eldest brother, Barry, then Sonyia, partner of my youngest brother Mark who is seated on her left. Finally, Luke and Joe, sons of Chris and Teresa are at the far left.

Jeanne said...

Congratulations and best wishes! Your wedding sounds lovely. I'm just catching up on my blog reading and I'm enjoying your honeymoon pictures.

Hideko Ishida 石田英子 said...

Oh, you are so pretty and Jo is handsome as well!! You both are the really nice couple!!