I wonder how many blog posts this wedding will cover… It would be way too long if I wrote one single post, so I hope you all can bear with me.
After I rode down the gravel path I jumped off and landed on both feet. I honestly think this was the scariest part of the whole day and I was so so happy when nothing went wrong. Andrea looked at me with pride and said – well done. I walked in to the marquee entrance and up the aisle where everyone was waiting. Looking back I wish I’d walked a bit slower, but I was on my own and had already ridden down, so I felt people had been waiting forever. I remember I didn’t look left or right to see any faces, just forward straight at Howie. When I was up with him I was relieved, happy and nervous. I wanted to turn around and wave at all my guests and say hello. It was strange as there were people there who I hadn´t seen for months.
There were never differences or arguments about our ceremony. We both wanted it non-religious, with the focus on the two of us as a couple. Nothing less, nothing more, which was exactly what we achieved. Our lovely celebrant Maggie was talking about love, our journey together, time apart and how we ended up where we are today. We had written down our journey together, which I believe made people laugh and cry.
One of my very good friends from Norway, Marit and her husband Ola, kindly agreed to perform during the ceremony. She chose the song, “Make You Feel My Love”, by Adele, but sang it half in English and half in Norwegian. I can cry just thinking about it – it was just so beautiful and perfect. I don’t think anyone expected her to be THAT good, but the crowd gasped when she sang. I felt so proud to be her friend and to show everyone how incredible she is. We then changed rings, kissed and signed the papers. I was already confused what my name was but luckily I got some help and managed to sign it with no further confusion… It was official – we were married. What an incredible feeling.
On the way out we got Prosecco and I wish I could just turn back time to that moment. Andrea stood there waiting for us with the biggest smile, and I felt nothing but happiness. We walked out of the marquee where people gave us lots of hugs, kisses and laughter. I actually don´t think that was part of the Georgina’s plan, as we had to throw the confetti before the rain started. The confetti and the rain held off, and we managed to speak to every single guest before we walked out into confetti heaven <3 My hair was covered but I could not of cared in the slightest.
My friend Kayleigh was a star, bringing Mumford to the venue. I was so excited to see him, and him us, and we were only inches away from very mucky paws making my wedding dress very mucky 😉 We took some lovely photos with our family, my Maid of Honor and Howie´s Best Men. The weather forecast said it would rain the whole day, but it held off long enough for us to get some lovely photo´s, before we could go back in and mingle. Howie and I just looked at each other and said something like; see you at dinner at 4pm Haha! So I finally got to see and speak with all my friends which was just so very nice. I will never ever experience this again – to have everyone you care about in the same garden. Bah, makes it so sad to think about, but I am so lucky to know them.