Saturday, 28 August 2010

My Wedding Story (the shortish version) !!

What with Shimelle's week of wedding blog posts I felt inspired to share a few of the details from my wedding day! Sorry the photos aren't so professional looking because I don't have the photographers copies on this laptop but the story it was goes...

This is me and him on the BEST day of our lives. It was completely fabulous! I couldn't wait to be married to Mr Adam Feery so we set the time for the service as 11am! Never have I been to an earlier wedding...but I was ready at 10.20am and desperate to get there! Trouble was my parents house is less than 2 minutes from Church so I had a looong wait!

It was a very countryish kind of day, everything was made out of brown paper and copious amounts of rafia string, with lavender and saltdough hearts adorning everything in sight! This was the flower of choice, a 'blue moon' coloured rose, my bouquet was full of them as well as some white ones, some darker purple ones and of course some lavender!

About now I should tell you the story of my dress. This was my original gown of dreams, I wanted lots of flowery detail around one hip so this one fitted the plan nicely...

My lovely lovely dad ordered it and 5 weeks before my wedding it arrived and I went for my first fitting. Now I'd ordered this dress in white. The shop owner tried to talk me out of it, she said no one ever wears white these days and that it hardly suits anyone. But I wanted white. Proper white. Because a) white does suit me and creamy colours really don't and b) I had managed, with all the world's pressures and temptations, to arrive at my wedding day a virgin bride and being the traditional kind of girl I am I felt it was my right to wear white! With this in mind you can imagine my deep disappointment when what greeted me in the fitting room was in fact a grey/silver dress. I put it on. With tears in my eyes I walked to the front of the shop to look in the mirror. And I cried. They'd ordered the wrong dress and there was no way I was going to get it in white in time for the big day.

So Benjamin Roberts was called (not personally but you know) and we found out which dresses I could have in white in 5 weeks and discovered I could choose from about 3. So I put them all on and I chose this one...

My mum had always imagined me in lacy sleeves and it still swooped to the hip. The lace detail under the bust and the big train were beautiful and fitted perfectly. And it was white. The owner of the store set about making a selection of pretty white roses in matching fabric and filled my swooshy hip bit until I was a happy girl. And a very happy girl I was. It was gorgeous and I loved the finished product far more than the first choice anyway! Here you can see me walking down the aisle giggling away with my oh so proud Dad and the pretty pretty roses round my hip.

The service was wonderful, the Church looked pretty and we were an extremely happy newly married couple!

The next big story of the day was the horse and carriage! As you can see from my face I was not expecting it...

It was a surprise arranged by my Grandma and it was amazing! It was so much fun to be waved off feeling like a real princess!

Getting married so early (and having so many children at our reception) meant we had a big BBQ lunch instead of meal/evening dancing style thing. This was the table plan in keeping with the countryside theme...

Another funny story from the day included the battle of the wedding cakes! Adam's Grandparents were very keen to provide our wedding cake so they got us to choose what we wanted and had it specially made...we served it as dessert and it was DELICIOUS!

A month or so later it became very clear that my Grandparents also wanted to provide us with a cake! And a more traditional one at that! So I asked her to make it small and we could have it with relatives at the end of the day. Alas Grandma had other ideas and it ended up being a towering a white wedding cake with a stand for each tier!

I'm actually really pleased the cake situation worked out as it did, it was fun cutting cakes! All was going well until the groom got knocked off...

And lost an ear!! Oh well!

It was the BESTEST ever day of my whole entire life. For sure. And next weekend we will have been married for 2 years! Happy Anniversary Adam, you mean the world to me, I love you with all my heart and enjoy sharing my life with you so incredibly much. You are literally my other half.

So I hope you liked my little wedding run through! I'm sorry it ended up being a little longer than planned, well done if you've made it all the way to the end!!

Hope you have a good day! x


  1. This is a great story. It is the funny little details like the battle of the cakes that make it memorable to you. I was also a true virgin bride on my big day and it made the honeymoon night so special and exciting. It is very rare nowadays though so glad to see you saved yourself too! xxx

  2. Congrats on your anniversary too hun, and yes, our bouquets were so similar - must be a seasonal thing lol! You looked beautiful and so happy :) xx