What a day. Where do I start?
Sarah looked absolutely beautiful. We've got a few of the preliminary
photographs by the professional photographer
up, and there's already one review.
The professional photos look absolutely fantastic, and I'm dying to see all
I really enjoyed the whole thing, which was good, given I've always dreaded
my wedding day because I didn't want to be the centre of attention. We were
untraditional, and we had the photos taken before the ceremony, mainly for
practical reasons, as being the middle of winter, we'd have lost most of the
light by the time the ceremony had finished.
Despite some concerns, I stuck
with having Nick as by best man. Susan also attended the wedding, and I was
really glad that they could both be there, even though Susan had a few sad
moments. I'm really glad I kept Nick was my best man, as he's the guy I had
earmarked for the job for literally years. At the reception, we had a
wedding guest register, and Nick wrote this, which brought a tear to my eye:
Andrew, you are the brother that I will never have, and I love you. Sarah
you're now my sister as well.
I'm tearing up again just writing it here.
Nick drove down a few days before the wedding and stayed with us, and I'm
really grateful I could spend a few days with him, as we haven't had any
quality face time for probably years. It reminded me of the good old days.
The ceremony was short and sweet, just the way we wanted it. Despite me
trying to memorise my vows, I stuffed them up, and Sarah didn't. She made a
little "nyah nyah" face at me after she'd successfully delivered her vows,
and the entire audience cracked up. It's always good to have a laugh at a
wedding anyway, I reckon.
The reception itself was something we didn't really do our homework on, and
was a bit random at times. It would have been good to have done a prepared
speech, but Sarah and I just jumped up and said a few thankyous. Nick and
Sarah's maid of honour, Lani, gave beautiful speeches, as did Sarah's
grandmother and my father. Overall, I think everyone had a great night. I
know we did.
The whole thing happening as well as it did, in only seven weeks, was a
testament to Sarah's excellent organisational abilities.