Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Our 2nd Wedding Anniversary

Hello lovelies.
 2 years ago today i was getting married. We had a very small wedding of nearest and dearest, only about 25 people. We played all our own music, had wonderful food and laughed the whole day. Thought i'd share a few pics with you, as this is the first time in 2 years i've properly gone through the photos,
(warning lots of pics here!!)

His best man, his son Talyn

We had a really small but perfect service in the registry office,  i cried, he shed a tear and we laughed as i fluffed my lines

my darling dad making the young bridesmaids laugh

becoming official

Just look at Talyn, the photographer told us to kiss and he thought he meant him. i LOVE this pic!

HAPPY

we walked through the town with the whole wedding party to the lovely park, it was fab, everyone looked on and wondered what we were doing
My dress is from a high street shop (Monsoon) and cost about £150
Paul already owned his suit and hates formal attire so went without a tie. He burnt his shirt that morning so his mum had to bring him this dashing pink one!


The rain held off all day

kisses and laughs



anytime i'm grumpy i look at this photo, this is me the happiest girl in the world

and he looks pretty happy too

simple favours a mix of english and italian sweeties

amazing food & beers (But just lemonade for me)

My wedding present that morning from my husband to be, a beautiful amber heart necklace

no seating plans we all sat, chatted, drank and ate

my bouquet is my favourite flower, and only cost £20.00


Cheeky bridesmaids

Both families coming together

We had a chocolate slab cake from Asda for £6.99! Paul thought i was crazy funny for getting this instead of a formal cake but hey, i love me some choc cake!
Well done you if you made it this far!!
Just a quick little explanation behind the whole thing..
Paul has been married previously (hence my lovely step kiddos) so we wanted something small, intimate and cheap. I felt our money was better spent on getting carpets and wall paper and sofas in our house than on just one day. Now, i know that's not for everyone, and i totally understand, heck i love going to weddings, but this suited us. And this was our wonderful day.
Its funny not seeing Neo in these pics as he wasn't here yet, it feels like he's always been here. 
However, he was in my tummy. I was actually 4 months pregnant on my wedding day. Controversial,lol! 
We had originally booked to marry in Italy on Sept 7th 2010, but due to illness in the family and funds we cancelled it. I was broody, we were happy and decided to try for a baby thinking it could take a while. A month later i was pregnant. So in my mind, there was no time like the present, we got married 3 months later. We were having an unbelievably stressful time with our business (good riddance  Mr back stabbing partner) so we went back to work the Monday after.
 Now this may not seem ideal to most, but we were happy. Nothing mattered, And we still are.
 6 years together and still going.... And here's to many more years


Below is our play list from our ceremony. Mirrorball by Elbow is one of our all time favourite songs and i remember it vividly from the ceremony.
I'd be honoured if you listened.

Wedding Songs 2010 by Rachel_T on Grooveshark

Whilst you read this, we are away on a belated honeymoon, well a 2 day trip..
I look forward to catching up with you when i get back.
But in the mean time
*CHEERS!!**



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19 comments

  1. So amazing! Almost brought a tear to my eye! I'm glad you are both still so happy, you really deserve to be :) Hope you're having a great time away!
    xx

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  2. What a lovely wedding!
    You all looked lovely!
    xx

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  3. Oh my goodness sis, those photos made me cry. It was such a perfect day and exactly how I would have done things (except maybe the trek through town for the photos, you may have only been 4 months pregnant at that point, but I was carrying a small elephant!!)

    Such a lovely post, have loved loved LOVED reading it and remembering your amazing day

    x x x x

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  4. Wonderful pictures, and I'm also glad both of you, so sweet moments and happy together.

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  5. What a lovely day, it all looks so simply perfect. The cake made me smile :) And loving the songs you had, Newton Faulkner is amazing.
    The pics of you in the streets with the Sunflowers are so beautiful!

    Enjoy your little honeymoon!
    Claire
    x

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  6. Rachel this was probably the best wedding in photos Ive ever seen :) Im actually tearing up! You looked INCREDIBLE, your groom looked relaxed, the kids were happy and your dad is cute and hilarious!!! Happy Anniversary. I hope youre enjoying your time away.

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  7. This is incredibly sweet! You look so beautiful and so happy!!!!
    Happy Anniversary :)
    xx
    justyn
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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  8. What a lovely post Rach, feel honoured we were able to share your's and hub's special day (thanks to my little bubs staying put!) Hope you are having the best belated Honeymoon ever! x

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  9. I think your day looked beautiful, my sister had a very similar small wedding but I think the same personal touches make it, not the amount of money you throw at it. Hope you have a fab few days away xxx

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  10. Such a lovely post! You look absolutely beautiful in these pictures and prove you don't need to real the bank for a perfect day! I said it in another post, but I'll say it again- happy anniversary! Xo

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  11. I love how special your wedding seemed. It really does prove that wedding sare about the important little things not all of the fuss that most go to! It looked like a fab day and Happy Anniversary!

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  12. Happy anniversary they are great photos, I love weddings and I find by budgeting they are far better as more thought goes into them. People who seem to have thousands to spend all seem very similar to me and I just don't understand why they want to spend so much Some not all I'd say are show offs.
    I married 3 years ago on 25th April and we budgeted really well with a fairly small wedding - I may take your
    example and add a few wedding photos on my anniversary as we can show those people you really don't have to spend thousands to have a perfect day.

    I love your cake wish I'd have done that, ours was going to be a gift from a family member but we ended up paying in the end which wasn't great for someone who shops around for bargains. Monsoon wedding dresses are lovely you look great.

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  13. Happy anniversary they are great photos, I love weddings and I find by budgeting they are far better as more thought goes into them. People who seem to have thousands to spend all seem very similar to me and I just don't understand why they want to spend so much Some not all I'd say are show offs.
    I married 3 years ago on 25th April and we budgeted really well with a fairly small wedding - I may take your
    example and add a few wedding photos on my anniversary as we can show those people you really don't have to spend thousands to have a perfect day.

    I love your cake wish I'd have done that, ours was going to be a gift from a family member but we ended up paying in the end which wasn't great for someone who shops around for bargains. Monsoon wedding dresses are lovely you look great.

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  14. very beautiful and i love your necklace!

    my wedding was a CRAZY one - lets just say it had a dunking booth, bouncy pillow, cotton candy, popcorn machine, pig races (yes i said pig racing!!) and to top it off... an ice cream truck came and gave out ice cream. yup- pretty wacky day. i'll have to talk about it on my blog sometime- maybe on our anniversary- but thats not til August. you'll just have to wait for the story haha

    http://verallies.blogspot.com

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  15. Awww I've just seen this post - how lovely and what gorgeous photo's! Your dress and bolero was fab!!!

    Thanks for your comment on my post - you are 1 of my new fave bloggers - I love your style!! :D

    Sal xXx

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  16. Rachel: what a PERFECT post... I love that you did things your way, much like me and my husband did! There are so many things I love here (your dress being one of them - you looked sooo beautiful), but my favourite is the walking through the town to the park. I think more wedding parties should walk to the reception (depending on distance) as everyone sees you and can "join in"!! Love it, sweetie - you look so happy :)))

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com/

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  17. Hello, you inspired me with this post so I have posted about my 3rd anniversary which was yesterday http://www.littlebluefeet.com/2012/04/three-years-married.html

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