This is the second post in the blog series I’m doing on our wedding. Yesterday I did a Wedding Get Ready With Me which you can find HERE.
Today is all about the ceremony. A bit of background to the venue we chose first…
We picked the Royal York Hotel as it was very convenient for guests to get to (being right next to the train station) while also being one of the most beautiful buildings I’ve ever seen. We had looked at a lot of venues and hadn’t felt the little shiver of excitement…until we saw The Royal York. I emailed my mum saying ‘This is THE venue, do you like it…also it rings a bell for me, was I christened here?’ to which she replied saying ‘No, that’s where your dad and I got married!’ FATE. I don’t care if you don’t believe in fate. IT WAS FATE. It was meant to be.
We aren’t particularly religious so decided to have a civil ceremony in the venue to save the faffing around with cars and shuttling people around. We only had a small wedding of about 60 people and decided to have them all at the ceremony as we love them all and wanted them there for the whole thing. We chose two readings from our best friends: Olivia and Jenny read ‘I Like You’ By Sandol Stoddard Warburg and Dan and Tom read ‘Oh The Places You’ll Go’ By Dr Seuss.
I can practically hear you shouting from here: Enough with the back story, GIVE US PHOTOS!! You asked for it…
My dad kept telling me to stop shaking. Surprisingly, that didn’t work.
Have you ever seen anyone look more nervous than Aaron in this photo? I was late so I can’t really blame him.
I walked down the aisle to ‘Here Comes The Sun’ by The Beatles. Hearing that song now makes my stomach flip over like I’m going to horf everywhere. But in a good way?
This was after we side-eyed the guests when the registrar asked if anyone had any reason why we shouldn’t get married!
Aaron was so stressed his hands swelled up which meant his ring would not go on!
Anyone who knows me knows I’m a Big Crier. And I mean BIG. I cry at everything. So it was a huge surprise to everyone that this was the first tear of the day, and it was only a little one. PROUDFACE.
OBLIGATORY SOPPY SHOTS.
And that’s it for the ceremony. I didn’t fall over or faint or weep loudly throughout the entire thing which was impressive I think!
HERE is my blog about the speeches and reception which involve a lot of laughing, cringing and me with my head in my hands. I hope you’re enjoying these blog posts, it’s lovely for me to relive the day and I wanted to share as much of the day as I could with you all as so many of you have followed our relationship on Twitter and been very supportive over the past 3 years. So thank you!