Monday, August 13, 2007

A very special day.....

UPDATE: WOW!! All those wonderful congratulations have left both Barry and I speechless! Not just on here but by email and text too! Thank you so much....we are over the moon!

Not long got in from a very busy weekend....

I just posted this on this forum:-

This all happened yesterday....

My old boss from Southampton Uni asked me if we would be able to photograph her daughter's wedding at Highcliffe Castle in Dorset. We wouldn't have missed it for the world even though it was my birthday! What a stunning location! The brides Dad even toasted my birthday in his speech and the whole room sang happy birthday to me...so special! Then at the end of all the speeches (I had been photographing them) her Dad got up again and said that there was someone else in the room that wanted to have a word with them all....my lovely Barry then stood up and started to say how beautiful the whole wedding had been and he got rather emotional as he was talking...I just sort of stood there as I was stood up for the photos...and then he started to walk towards me, saying such lovely things that for the life of me I can't remember (although I did remove my glasses as some cameras seemed to be pointing at me!) other than the next bit when Barry went down on one knee and asked me if I would do him the honour of becoming his wife...I heard the whole room gasp and then 'aww' as I kissed him and said.....yes!! So romantic....I love him so much

A lovely end to a day that had started out a little bit tense for some reason

(photo taken by the Bride's father....thanks Alec!)

26 comments:

talj said...

Oh I couldnt think of 2 people more perfect for one another! CONGRATULATIONS!! Way to go Barry, you really are a star!

The photo of you both is lovely too, thank you for sharing your brilliant news!! Doing the happy dance (on one leg!) here in Leeds {{HUGS}} and love xx

Nora said...

Oh, my! Now I'm crying and smiling all at once. Warm congratulations to you both! I'll email you soon - as soon as I stop crying! xx

Nora said...

Oh, and Happy Birthday. x

Beth H said...

What a wonderful birthday gift! Something you can celebrate for the rest of your life. Congrats Congrats!

Marianne said...

...Barry, Barry, Barry, you dear sweet romantic, you! Congratulations to you both...(as if we didn't know this was coming)... ;^)
Happy Birthday, Marianne, what a lovely birthday weekend you've had!
I am beyond happy for you both!
XOXOXOX

KSee said...

Does Barry have a brother than would come across the pond!! What a prince he is. What friends you have to let you have a special day on their special day.

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

Oh how wonderful! What a man,I'm delighted for you both. Lots of wedding plans for you two... hope we can share your preparations.
Gill

marti said...

happy birthday and a heartfelt congratulations to all of you!

Peaches said...

Congratulations Marianne! What a lovely story. I wish you both great happiness. And if you can't honeymoon in Venice, then how about Los Angeles?
X, Your "Dishcloth Pal" Peaches

gardeningknitter said...

How beautiful
and
how wonderful;
Congratulation
to
both of you.

de vliegende koe said...

Happy birthday Marianne and congratulations to the both of you! Such a lovely romantic man, that Barry!

daisie said...

congratulations and happy birthday!

MoMo said...

Congratulations to both of you! Though I don't really know either of you, your post made me a bit teary-eyed. How sweetly romantic! I think this guy is definitely one to hold on to for a lifetime.

Papoosue said...

How absolutely wonderful - Congratulations to you both. What a guy!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful-Congratulations to you both and what a nice memory to have of that special day. Now you will have to keep us informed of all your plans.

Nice to see you on your blog again, I was missing you.

R

Valerie said...

congratulations Marianne!
You two are cutie pies.
happy b-day!

Jo said...

Congratulations Marianne, I'm totally thrilled for you both but we could all see how happy you are, made for each other, and a belated happy birthday too! xxx

Rosie said...

hugs and smiles and congratulations and birthday greetings to you: how wonderful, how romantic!

maryannlucy said...

Congratulations, Faerynuff's mum, that is lovely. The kind of thing that only happens in films - how romantic.

Sonnja said...

What a wonderful birthday gift and Congratulations!
Kind Regards,

Sonnja

Faerynuff said...

See you next week for a good old fashioned knees up!

Love you both xxx

CG said...

WOOHOO!!! Happy birthday and congrats on your engagement!!!

Veronica said...

Congratulations, Congratulations!! Also, Happy be-lated Birthday. I'm so happy for you.

Julie said...

How incredibly romantic! Congratulations to you both :)

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo! Congratulations? Now WHO will photograph YOUR wedding? LOL.

Sara said...

Oh thats wonderful news. CongratuLATIONS!!!! :-)))

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