As many of you know, yesterday I got married to my longterm partner, Tim. We've been together nearly ten years, and living together for about four, so it was a bit of a surprise for me when he finally asked me for my hand in marriage in early January last year. Although I must confess, I had a few hints.
Planning a wedding is a long-winded affair with a great many steps to consider, and I am pleased to say that things went very smoothly indeed. Our first dance was a great success, even if Tim was not fully braced for the lean! We did the tango, which was a fun experience in a wedding dress, I must say (and entirely unrehearsed in the dress).
Ah the dress, it is silk and I had to try on many dresses before deciding on the one that felt right, and then making a few modifications.
There will be more photos as we have yet to collate those of family and friends, however I thought I would share this one. You see, my first impression when I was dressed and elegant was that of a swan, which immediately led me to hunt down the worst photo of me I could find to present you with this:
Ugly "Duckling" (aged 16)
to Beautiful Swan:
This one is taking with the "wishes" tree - we gave everyone a leaf and asked them to write a message and pin it to the tree. I have the results before me and will go through them soon).
And the only photo I have on my camera of the newlyweds (don't worry, everyone else had heaps).
The cake was a fruitcake from the Cupcake Parlour and so full of fruit that it was rather an effort to cut it! Everyone (hopefully) got a cupcake to take home. I hope noone was greedy! There was exactly one each with four left over for me to give to the children tomorrow.
And because I know you think the cake looks great, here's another picture:
The Lemur Bride alas, lost her veil. Once we've made a new one, we will photograph this handsome pair again.