I just wanted to share with you my wonderful day yesterday.
Hubby and I were invited to my friends wedding, they only wanted very close friends and immediate family so about 30 people were invited.
The wedding was held in a beautiful registry office, which was an old merchants house rather than the usual dingy council offices.
The weather remained dry even though rain was forecast!
The bride wore a vintage style ankle length length t-dress rather than the usual oversized dresses normally favoured.
We didn't know any of the guests having not met her friends or family before but everyone soon started coming up to us and introducing themselves and made us feel very welcome.
The bridal couple asked me to help the photographer call out names and round up guests, I was so nervous as I didn't want other guests thinking I was interfering but when I explained they said it was cool and they wouldn't have minded anyway.
I think most guests contributed somehow towards their wedding, either making something or doing something on the day so it truly was a private loving wedding.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself helping the photographer, and once the group shots were taken we could relax and look at the artistic shots such as closeups of the flowers.
The reception was platters of sandwiches, with pimms or fruit cocktail. The speeches were very relaxed with breaks between each one. Then a beautiful cake was cut.
I was asked again to help take more artistic shots with the bride and groom - sitting on a sofa, bride looking out the window or on the stairs.
After the photos were taken, the photographer offered me a job as his photography assistant, the biggest job he has next is in August at the castle with150 guests and 10hrs it woUld be an experience but, I'm turning it down it isn't right to go off with a bloke for a day when your married even if it is for specific reasons. Anyway he didn't want to pay much either.
The wedding was beautifully relaxing, warm and loving and the grooms speach brought tears to all the girls eyes.
There was no evening reception, the bridal couple were having dinner with their parents and the guests didn't mind.
I had such a lovely day I just had to share it - I hope you don't mind as its not gardening related.