Michael and I got married on the 16th July. It was such a beautiful day, the sky was blue and sun was shining. We had our ceremony newport Minster St. John's square Newport on the Isle of Wight. We decided quite early into the wedding planning that we wanted the ceremony to be somewhere special, so we picked the church we'd had our daughter christened in.
We invited 40 of our close friends and family members a few of which travelled from the Midland to celebrate our special day. During our vows I got really emotional which I really wasn't expecting at all. Also when I was walking down the aisle, I was very nervous, which is a little too noticeable on the wedding video hahaha.
The moment your flower delivery arrives that's when it all gets real!
The groom getting hes flower pined by one of our family friends ben
The moment we said I Do!
Although weddings are romantic and beautiful there can be ups and downs while planning your special day, things can, and often do, go wrong on the day. On the morning of my wedding I was fine, then I got stressed because I was running late this wasn't intentional. Everything just got really busy with having four bridesmaids, two children under 3 and people from the venue coming up, etc... My husband to be was getting told by our reverend he wasn't going to marry us if I didn't get there soon and then told off the bridesmaids when they arrived at the church for wanting to throw confetti down the aisle, as there was nobody to clean it up,(my opinion, totally unnecessary), I turned up 25 minutes late and the wedding went on for about half an hour.
Once the ceremony was over Michael and I were relieved we were finally Mr and Mrs Duke. We had a two year engagement and both felt grateful for those who waited patiently in the church for me to arrive and for us to be married. Afterwards we had pictures taken outside with all our family and friends which was something we both were looking forward too. Then we went and had some really lovely pictures taken in the arboretum by the river.
Our reception was in our favourite pub on the river medina which usually would be full of swans and ducks, it's also where Michael proposed to me. The food was a hot buffet which was perfect for our hobbit/bilbo themed party.
A moment with my mum
Michael wanted to build a hobbit house for all the kids who were attending our wedding.
He made everything himself! Including making bubbles come out of the roof of the hobbit home.
Hobbit style hot buffet
The speeches were some by my mum, sister and Michael best man tom
Cutting our cake with a hobbit sword ( as you do) we just wanted something simple so layered Victoria sponge cake it was!
I hope you enjoyed our wedding day as much as we all did
Lots of love