We did it. On Saturday 13th August at 2pm, in front of over 100 family and friends, we tied the knot.
I had spent a considerable amount of the preceding week obsessing over the weather (as you can probably tell, the ceremony was outside) and the morning of the wedding was no different, particularly as I watched a light rain fall continuously outside the window less than four hours before the ceremony.
But the rain stopped, the sun came out and we had an absolutely perfect day.
Walking down the aisle I was shaking. I reached the end and turned back, eager to see my bride being led by her father. As soon as I first caught a glimpse of her I could barely hold it together. She looked so beautiful.
The ceremony was really beautiful, and remains my favourite part of the whole day. We had a bit of a “Wills and Kate moment” when L struggled to get my wedding ring on (my hands were hot!), but it fits and I haven’t taken it off once.
It really was amazing to declare our love for one another in front of all these people. It felt so special and neither of us minded being the centre of attention.
We don’t have the official photos yet. They won’t be ready until September. All I can say is, thank god for Facebook. I have spent the last couple of days looking through various different albums uploaded by friends and family – and driving my wife mad by tagging her in EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.
But how amazing to have all these images of our wedding day almost immediately. I was so flustered by the time my hair and makeup was done and I’d stepped into my dress, had all my skirts adjusted and my shoes put on, that I didn’t even glance at myself in a mirror. I’d have no idea what on earth I’d looked like as a bride if I hadn’t been able to log onto Facebook and see all these amazing shots.
The food at the venue was to die for – although I was still too pumped with adrenalin to eat much – and our cake was absolutely out of this world!
I literally had a perfect day. It could not have been any better. Everything went to plan. The speeches were HILARIOUS. Everyone had a great time and much wine did flow.
And best of all: I married my best friend.