Friday, August 11, 2017

Saturday 29 July – Emma and Brodie's wedding day!

Current location: Muddifords County Court, Devon
11.11am, Getting ready. Today is Emma's wedding day!!! Eeeeeeee! The day started so nicely, Andy and I woke up in our beautiful shepherd's hut we're staying in, and then headed over to the main house for breakfast. Then it was time to start getting ready; Cat and I did each other's hair, and then we all (including Claire, the other bridesmaid) had our make-up done and had a glass of bubbles, and then before long it was time to get Emma into her wedding dress! She was, simply, exquisite.

And then it was time for her to marry her boy. Walking down the aisle, Brodie was waiting at the front crying his eyes out, while Emma was gliding and grinning and looking every inch the perfect bride. The ceremony was so fun, with singing, and a lot of laughter, and some really poignant, beautiful moments. The sun even stayed out long enough to have photos outside and a lot of milling with bubbles and Pimm's, and even some lawn games. It was such a beautiful venue, and the afternoon just ambled on by with us all lapping up the gorgeous Devonshire countryside.

We had such a delicious (vegetarian!) three-course dinner, which included baked camembert for starter, yum. The it was time for the speeches – oh my gosh, if I thought the ceremony was funny and touching and poignant and tear-inducing, this was a whole new level. There were songs, videos, lots of tears, loads of laughing, many many cheers and just all he love in the world.

The evening brought pizza and wine-pilfering, and a lot of dancing. Plus jagerbombs, picking up the bride and groom, shoulder rides, Queen's chairs, and the best night I've had in so long. I love my friends, I love weddings and I love Emma and Brodie.

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