Today was my wedding day, and what an awesome day it was. I know I’m slightly biased in my opinion, but still. The day started well, having surprisingly had a good night’s sleep the night before, despite the late night speech writing. I headed in to town early to pick up my mate Martin, who was coming out to the house to take some photos. He also took some photos in the barbers that morning, as myself and the best man had some final trimming and tidying done, which freaked out a few of the other patrons a little. Once we returned home to my parents house we were greeted by a massive fry, which was sorely needed.
Fast forward through me getting dressed and we get to me arriving at the church, early enough for me to greet everyone as they arrive. Unfortunately this meant I had a very nervous hour or so of waiting to do before my bride arrived. It was worth the wait though, as she looked simply stunning as she walked up the aisle. My nervousness vanished as soon as we sat down beside each other, and the ceremony went along swimmingly. Not quiet so with the post ceremony photos unfortunately, as some typical Galway rain interrupted the proceedings. Once we headed on to the hotel it was time to get nervous again, as my speech was looming.
A distraction from my nervousness occurred when I remembered our cake, and the fact I hadn’t seen it yet. We had put forward a very different design to our cake guy, and even though we were confident he could do it, we were still nervous about it would turn out. We didn’t need to be. The cake came out way better than we could have imagined.
While we had had the idea of the book design, we pictured the books as plain, with the names we had chosen written on. The fact that Niall (http://simplydivinecakes.ie/) had used the actual book covers just blew us away. The cake topper of us both reading was also incredible, but I would like to point out that in real life, I’m taller. It should also be noted that it was delicious (and Gluten free, so I got to eat some).
We had the speeches before dinner, and they went really well, my brother in particular doing a great job with his speech, as well as as MC, being very funny in those interludes between the other speeches. Having the speeches before the meal meant we got to relax while eating which was great, leaving the first dance all I had to worry about. While we have been dancing swing for a few years, we wanted to do something alittle more traditional. We only started working on it a few weeks before the wedding, but we had some fantastic teachers. It went really well in the end, probably the best run through of it we’d ever done.
In the middle of all this, my new wife and I took some breaks here and there, to relax and enjoy the moment as we’d been advised by many people to do. During one of these breaks, along with some of the bridal party, played some Love Letter, the game I thought best suited for the day that was in it. Unfortunately, despite having taken a really cool photo of us playing a game in all our wedding finery specifically for this blog, I can not share it with you all as it is no longer on my phone. What I did to lose it, I have no idea, but when I decided to do this blog, knowing I would need to play a game on my wedding day, I had imagined this photo, so to have lost it is disappointing to say the least.
All in all, it was a great day, the start of a new adventure.