We got married in Cambridge Registry Office and had our party in Brendan's parents back garden. Above is a picture of the garden before we invaded it, and below you can see the bunting and marquee going up. Hurrah! The bunting was a great success, and (dare I say it) much admired.
Brendan's brother Dan made us a bar. We had asked him to do this, but had no idea it was going to be so brilliant... here is a picture of him standing behind it.
The day itself was glorious sunshine, and what with all this rain we are having now, we couldn't have been luckier... it really made the day super-special. here is one of me before the ceremony - looking a bit nervous, and I was... absolutely terrified I was clammy and shaky throughout the whole thing!
Glad to have Brendan by my side though. This is us waiting for the ceremony to start:
And, saying our vows... the registrar did a bit of a comedy slip up and welcomed everyone 'to be present for the marriage of Alice and Brenda'! That got a bit of a laugh!
Then all back to the house for a party. The food was fantastic, cooked by a friend.
We had two photo walls, one with pictures of Brendan and I through our relationship (above), mainly self portraits taken with Brendan's long arm, and a Polaroid wall (below) for people to take their own picture and stick it up above their name. It had a dual purpose - for identification and so that we could guarantee we would have a picture of every person there that day.
We had a nice man with a guitar come and sing with the kids (above), and loads of games of ping pong (below).
Then, there was a whole lot of dancing, and a bit of limbo...
All in all it was a perfect day. Surrounded by much loved friends and family, and it whooshed by in one big self-indulgent blur. Best of all though is we are now married, and loving every minute of it.
More photos can be seen on my Flickr.