The scene was set.
The long- time- no- see family eagerly hugging, kissing and catching up on lives missed over the months. Immaculately turned out. The dresses, the jackets, the suits, the fascinators, the hats.
Sun shining in the sky, and the promise of a day of light, bright happiness.
We were ushered into the hall, draped with beautiful white voile; rows of chairs swathed in white cotton, with a pastel green bow tied elegantly at the back.
A white runner, paving the way to the destination. To the registrar, who stood on ceremony waiting to join together in matrimony a couple who will pledge their undying love to one another.
The only difference? The groom wasn't standing at the front to accept his bride.
The door opened.
Music played soothingly.
The bride, Catherine, radiant and elegantly dressed in a beautiful ivory wedding dress, arm in arm with her father, stepped down the aisle. Her bridesmaid dressed in a stunning green gown, gingerly stepping behind the train of the wedding dress.
Arriving infront of the registrar, the bride stopped. She waited.
The door opened again.
The bride, Amy; radiant and elegantly dressed in a beautiful ivory wedding dress, arm in arm with her father, stepped down the aisle. Her bridesmaid dressed in a stunning green gown, gingerly stepping behind the train of the wedding dress.
The two brides met and locked eyes. The registrar began the ceremony.
Vows said, the reading read. The registrar announced that the two brides were joined together in matrimony.
The cacophony of applause was deafening, the eagerness of family desperate for that hug and kiss from the brides was evident.
Hugs flowed, as did the sparkling wine and nibbles, children running excitedly, the chatter getting louder. The family waited for the hall to change into the reception venue, wondering what hilarity the speeches would hold.
When the room was ready, table plans were studied. Settling down, the speeches began. Father of Amy took centre stage first, followed by father of Catherine, then sister of Catherine and sister of Amy, and finally Catherine herself.
Toasts were had during the speeches and then more nibbles were served.
The wonderful day merged into the wonderful night as darkness fell and the evening buffet was served. The music struck up, the lights dimmed and a brother of the bride sang.
The disco then kicked in and an abundance of people filled the dance floor, mostly dominated by the children who were having a thoroughly good time.
As the disco and the evening went on, family and friends began to take their leave; hugging and kissing, thanking and promising not to leave it so long before meeting again.
Cars packing up, engines starting, disappearing into the night; hotels and motorways beckoning.
What a wonderful day.
Blue With A Touch Of Pink would like to thank Mrs Catherine Spence and Mrs Amy Spence (our sister/ sisters' in law) for such a wonderful day. We were honoured to be part of your special day and will treasure the memories forever. We wish you the very best for your future together. X
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