Monday, May 05, 2008

Where do I start?

It is so difficult to know where to start telling you about our magical day! It went so quickly but it was definitely a day of joy, love, happiness and laughter! So many friends and family attended, many of whom travelled miles to be there.

Oh boy that moment when I was waiting outside the ceremony room with my Brother Matt, Maisie, Millie, Maddie and Tyler, I'm afraid I wasn't too aware of anyone else there, just me living my fairytale.....the music started, it was that drum roll at the beginning of Gabriel's Oboe played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, my whole body reacted to the drum roll, this was it, I was going to marry my Barry. Walking towards him was the most scary and exhilarating moment. It felt like I was in slow motion but going too fast, all the glimpses of faces I recognised, smiles here and there......and then there he was, looking so handsome and worried and so full of love for me, I will never forget that moment.

Just before we signed the register, Mum gave us such a lovely reading, from “With Great Pleasure” by Alec Reid. It was read with a country accent and she was given a well deserved applause afterwards. The registrar said she was taking a copy of that reading with her as it was the best reading she had ever heard at a wedding! You can read it for yourselves by clicking here
Thank you Mum, you helped to make the day so special!

I don't have the actual wedding shots yet so you will have to be patient a bit longer and make do with this lovely shot taken by my Mum. That is Steve, my new stepson looking into the shot, I couldn't stop smiling!!! I'll tell you more about the actual wedding when I get more photos to show you, it will be a surprise for me too you know, I can't remember any of it in the right order, it is all like snapshots of events, all muddled up in my head at the moment.
(photo by Mavis)
The day after the wedding, we went to Wimpole Hall which holds a bit of magic for us because there is a tower there that played a starring role in the early days of our relationship, it was from there that I received texts from Barry and MiLady and Prancy were born....you can see us on our wedding cake made by the very talented Michaela here clicky

It was such a shame to cut it but glad we did cause the cake tasted every bit as good as it looked!
(photo by Barry)
Here is Ali, snuggling up that yummy little Sullivan, I love his hat that she made for him!
(photo by Barry)
and me giving Millie a special Grandma warm-you-up cuddle!
and as a passing man offered to take a group shot for us, I handed him the camera and took a run at the tree stump to be with everyone else, I love this shot, the happiness just kept on coming!!
(photo by Barry)
then the next day, we took Mum to Gatwick to catch her flight back to Belfast. We had a few hours to kill before we needed to check into our Hotel so Barry drove around a bit and we noticed the signs for the Bluebell Railway. We adore steam trains and couldn't believe our luck in stumbling across it. We purchased a First Class ticket and enjoyed a picturesque ride through the countryside, well ok, Barry enjoyed the picturesque ride while I nodded off! (flattering image eh? thanks Baz!) The sound of the train on the track was so soothing....ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz........
(photo by Barry)
Here is our Hotel room, it is the second room as the first room had coffee spilt on the bedspread and made the whole bed smell yukky so they moved us, luckily for us, the only room available was the Honeymoon Suite, how appropriate, the jaccuzzi was nice! We left our car at this hotel for the duration of honeymoon, it was cheaper to have a room here than pay for car parking at the airport.
and then, the next morning we arrived in Venice!...this is my very first photo..more to follow, can you bear it?

If you still would like to see more photos and info pop over to Barry's Blog to read his side of things.....

STOP PRESS!!! SOME PHOTOS FROM MY BIL JIM, THANK YOU FOR THESE, THEY ARE GORGEOUS! CLICKY

19 comments:

Jo said...

Lovely, fabulous, I love the cake, and the little glimpses we keep getting, perfect really, because too much at once and we wouldn't get the chance to take our time and savour them! Haven't seen Barry's blog before, just going over their for leisurely stroll around!

CG said...

i am so thrilled for you both; you really make me believe in true love. can't wait for more xx

YowlYY said...

I love your storytelling...and the pics are showing the happiness that can be read in between the lines :)
The cake with the knight in shiny armour saving the Demoiselle is beautiful, and...wow! Venice! I fell in love with Venice during my fist visit, I hope you liked it too!

Marianne said...

Beyond Lovely! Is that your Mum in the pink hat? She is SWEEEEET! All the photos I've seen are wonderful, Marianne, your wedding gown, your glowing happiness in your smiles, Beautiful!

Monika said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures with us! You looked beautiful in your dress, and everybody seemed quite happy! I love this picture of Venice! I've been there a few times myself. I wish you both a lot of happiness!

Rosie said...

Oh, so much happiness (I've got tears welling up). You look so radiant, and I adore the pic of Maisie and her nieces.

Robin C said...

Marianne,

how lovely. It all seems like a fairy tale. I can't wait to see all the pictures and hear about the Venice and Tuscany!

loved the cake!

tiennie said...

You look so fantastically happy together! Beautiful M! Congratulations again and again and again. You deserve all that love and happiness!

Michaela said...

Welcome back! So glad you had a lovely time - handy that someone spilt coffee on the bed, I'll have to remember that one! Glad you all like the cake too.

x

hakucho said...

Sounds like everything went well!! I'm glad you are so happy!!
Congratulations :)

Thimbleanna said...

OhMyGosh Marianne! The sneak peeks so far look just awesome! Your dress is divine and you look so beautiful -- I especially love your BIL's pic of you signing the register. And Barry's pics are just beautiful -- I just love the one of you hanging out the window -- you look SO happy. Oh! And that tree trunk picture -- what an absolute treasure. What a FUN family you have!!! Congratulations and glad you're back home safe and sound!!!

Queen of the froggers said...

Fabulous! Its so nice to read about your special day and Wimpole hall looks great.

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing your special time with us. The true love and happiness just shine through all the photos.
I'm so happy for you and Barry.

sulu-design said...

I'm grinning from ear to ear for you! And now Venice... sigh.

Working Mom Knits said...

The Bluebell Railway?! Was your train pulled by Stepny? (think that's the name of the character in Thomas the Tank Engine)

Congrats again!

ps: I so, so, so LOVE your dress!!!

KSee said...

Beautiful. You look stunning. I have never seen a wedding with so much love put into it. The cake, well that is pure inspiration. All your sewing is remarkable. Everyone is beautiful. Your pictures of Italy are amazing.

Nora said...

Oh, how beautiful! I'm now sitting here smiling and crying all at once. I can't wait to read more although I completely understand your description of it being a blur... ;)

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful day and everything that followed Marianne,just lovely.

Lazylol said...

Congratulations - your day sounds wonderful and you looked lovely!

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