At 11.30am on Sunday 17 June I married my partner, Tom. A Marriage Celebrant officiated a lovely ceremony where we made our promises to each other in front of our small group of friends, family and neighbours. After the ceremony there was a champagne toast to the bride and groom and some catching up with people we hadn’t seen for a while. The songs during the service were Perhaps Love; Have I Told You Lately that I Love You; and You are the Sunshine of my Life.
I changed my mind on what to wear about one hour before the service. With two outfits to choose from, I sought the advice of my new sister-in-law and my daughter-in-law as to which of the two looked best. Tom’s brother, Geoff, was the best man, my son acted as Father of the Bride (and gave me away) and my daughter-in-law was a witness to the official documents.
On Saturday before the wedding we had fun setting up the facilities in readiness. I bought lots of flowers and we arranged them into various vases. We had candles on the tables plus name cards to help in the seating arrangements. The men sorted out how we wanted the table and chairs to be set up. Even the chef was there checking that everything was in order!
The meal went well – with a choice of two entrees, two main dishes and a choice between Black Forest Cake or fresh fruit salad and ice-cream. This was followed up by coffee, port and chocolates. The small group of people mingled well and seemed to enjoy themselves.
It was a lovely day, with many more to look forward to.