The Engineer and I had planned to marry in April – but sadly this couldn’t happen due to the coronavirus pandemic. But, as lockdown began to ease during June we grew ever more excited until at last we heard the news we’d been eagerly awaiting – weddings in England could resume in July! The date was quickly set for the eleventh and the preparations began! This was a very simple wedding of course, we were limited to 30 guests (though in the event we had just 12 very special attendees – all our children and grandchildren were there), there could be no music, bells or confetti and everyone except for ourselves and the officiating priest had to wear masks. But we could have flowers, and so the afternoon before Rosie and I busied ourselves putting together bouquets and buttonholes….
Using beautiful seasonal blooms from our local flower farm. The (socially distanced) gathering afterwards had to be outside, so bunting was quickly stitched and chairs gathered from all corners of the house. I decided not to wear my wedding dress, as we are planning a service of blessing next year with ALL our friends and family present and will have bridesmaids, confetti, music and of course a party and dancing too. Instead I wore a pretty summer dress….
The sun shone all day (perfect for a small gathering in the garden afterwards), and it was a wonderful day that I wished would never end. But end of course it did – and the next morning Rosie provided a delicious breakfast for us all….
A lovely end to the celebrations!