In this latest ‘Our Wedding Day’ series blog post, I’m sharing all about our wedding ceremony. Without a doubt, it was the most special part of the whole day.
I have never been a good public speaker. The thought of saying my vows aloud in front of guests had been making me nervous. Yet, come the wedding day, there were no unsettled nerves. Just excitement.
The Ceremony: Walking down the Aisle
Following the pre-ceremony meeting with the Registrar it was time. Time to marry the love of my life. We had given ourselves just six short months to plan our wedding, and they had flown by.
Canon in D started to play and the doors to the ceremony room opened. The Bridesmaids took their turn to walk down the aisle as I watched on. I took one last look at Dad, we shared a smile, and together we walked the most special walk of my life.
I had pre-warned Trevor that if he wasn’t emotional when I walked down the aisle, that I would turn around and walk it again until he shed a tear. Obviously, that was a joke between us, but to see him fighting back the tears made me love him all the more.
We shared a kiss, and took each others hands as the Registrar begun the ceremony.
The Ceremony: The Vows and the Rings
In no time at all, it was time to say our vows and thankfully, Trevor was asked to go first. We shared a chuckle as he stumbled over his first few words and was made to start again. But we won’t mention that.
In turn, we said our vows and as slushy as this sounds, every word felt magical.
There was a mildly stressful moment, when Trevor placed my ring upon my finger. It wouldn’t fit. But fear not, he managed to force it on. Trevor’s ring fitted beautifully. The below images sum up those moments perfectly.
Shortly after, we were declared as Husband and Wife, and our guests cheered as we shared a kiss. I would relive our vows a million times over if I could. On reflection, the only aspect of the day that had been worrying me, turned out to be my absolute favourite.
The Ceremony: The Marriage Register
Now a married women, the marriage register would become the last place I would sign my Maiden name. The surname I had known all my life. It was a hard-hitting moment. Whilst I felt excited to be sharing the same surname as Trevor and our boys, I was also sad to leave my name behind.
Our chosen witnesses and best of friends, Joe and Carrie, signed the register and together we all shared in some laughter. I honestly couldn’t tell you what we were laughing at, but it was clearly funny at the time. Probably Trevor’s vows cock-up but we still won’t mention that.
And there you have it, our wedding ceremony. Over in a flash, but forever etched in our memories.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give to you, the new Mr and Mrs Ford…
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