The wedding has taken place and wow what an amazing wedding it was. I’ve never laughed and danced so much in my entire life!
Myself, Tom, and his family arrived at bang on half 2, where we were welcomed with a drink of our choice and the sun beaming down on the courtyard of the wedding venue, Pembroke Lodge. I went around saying hello to most of Tom’s family and just basking in the sunshine as it was such a hot and beautiful day. Lots of photographs were being taken by the photographer as well as family and friends. After we had a mingle and a little chat to most of the guests it was time to witness the wedding. In a beautiful little room on at the back of this beautiful manor house, I was sat on the right hand side with all the groom’s family, which made it so surreal for me. It made me realise I was a part of a family that was so lovely and so genuine. I really loved the warm feeling I had sat watching these two people who I had never met before exchanging their lovely vows. As they were reading out their vows I held Tom’s hand and I had this overwhelming sensation to cry because I was just filled with so much love for the boy sat next to me whom I’ve spent nearly 10 months of my life with. After the ceremony it was time to head back into the sunshine to have drinks and canapés. While this was happening the photographer was taking the bride and the groom off to have their wedding photography taken as well as this the venue was setting up for the sit down meal. A few more drinks went down before we sat down for a our 3 course meal. The seating arrangements got both families sat at a table with different people from each of the families present. Which I thought was a really good idea to get the families to interact with one another. The food was lovely, and this is coming from someone who is a very fussy eater. As well as the food the drink was still flowing and by this point it was slowly starting to take over my head a little. Once the speeches were over and the food had gone down it was time for the last course out on the courtyard in the sunset so the venue can get ready for the dance floor and live band. The bride and Groom were now ready for their first dance and it was such a lovely dance that they shared. It then lead to people coming onto the dance floor and people were up and dancing. When I had a little more to drink I was also up and dancing. The night went on till the stroke of midnight were it was time to say our Goodbyes and return back to the hotel for a long awaited sleep.
Early morning came and we were hangover free! It was time to get ready and get prepared for a lovely breakfast down by the river in Richmond with the newly weds and their family. Serving a full English and sat around chatting to family members was a perfect way to end the events of the first wedding I’ve been too.
I can’t express how much of a lovely time I had being with such a lovely family. Most of all spending time with my beautiful boyfriend. I can’t express how much love I have for him. I kept finding myself gazing at him whenever he was talking to his family and realising just how lucky I really am. Just how amazing this boy who has stuck it out with me for all these months knowing how much rubbish times I’ve been through. How much down days I’ve had with my medication and just in general. I know it’s early days but one day I hope it’s us on the other side of the wedding. Going off and having our wedding photography, sharing memories of each other in our speeches and just spending the rest of our days together.