Saturday was the big day. I'd had such a bad week physically that my main aim for Saturday was to rest up until I had to get ready. But I'm not very good at resting when I know things have to be done and I kept worrying that my boys would all want to shower at the same time (at the last minute) and wouldn't have their shirts ironed even though I'd asked them to do it the day before. So at one o'clock I decided to get the ball rolling and start getting ready. It's ridiculous how long it takes to get ready when you're making a little effort. Normally I'd spend about 20 minutes showering and drying my hair. Saturday it took a good hour plus a little.
But eventually we were all ready and about to jump into the cars when one of the boys realised that the chickens had escaped into the school next door. So we did what any good chicken-owners would do - jumped the fence (yes, even in my heels) and chased them around the school till they'd been caught.
The rest is best told in pictures.
The Bride and Groom
Family Photos are More Fun in a Playground
Anneke (my great-niece), Avril (the flower girl) and photos from the reception.
Best parts of the wedding
- Anneke dancing to Sexy and I Know It. Yes, she's not even a year old yet and she needed a couch to prop against, but that girl's got moves.
- The Photo Booth. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone planning a wedding. People kept disappearing behind the curtain and coming out with big smiles on their faces to wait for their strips of photos. They got to keep one and the other got put into an album for the bride and groom.
- The chief bridesmaid having a dance rumble with one of the other guests. Loz you were hilarious!
- Watching Nicki and Nick really get to enjoy themselves at the reception.
Iven and I