I have been quiet on here of late. The Boyfriend is no longer my boyfriend. He is my husband. The Husband. And a wonderful husband, at that.
We had a very intimate, totally DIY wedding, which has taken months of prepping, despite its low-key, casual vibe. 21 guests came to celebrate with us (it was almost 18 guests as the best man is in the Royal Navy and very nearly didn’t make it home on time!), the sun shone, we drank champagne and Pimms outside, we ate delicious food inside, children ran and span and danced, grown-ups drank and span and danced, and we all had a joyous time.
The thing that I really love about our wedding is that it was completely our own. We adapted the promises and made them as personal as possible, we decided on no speeches, no wedding cars, no cake to cut…we really just did our own thing. And everyone in the family contributed in their own way – The Husband’s mum made my dress and The Princess’s dress, his elder sister made Little Pea’s kimono top (and a very gorgeous cushion that you can see on the last picture below, which made us both shed a few tears the next day), his younger sister made beautiful cupcakes, and his brother took care of all the music. My talented sister did my nails, hair, and make-up, making me look more glamorous than I have ever looked in my life, my mum has helped me out during the whole thing, from last minute bunting-stitching to much needed child-care, and of course she taught me to crochet which enabled me to make the table centrepieces and bouquets and buttonholes, along with fabric bunting, paper bunting and pom-poms. Like I said, truly DIY.
We are eagerly awaiting pictures from our lovely day, but for now, here are a few elements of our tiny, home-made wedding.