After my bachelorette post, I’m going to tame it down a little with another pre-wedding tradition—my bridal shower. Mother Goose and MoH S hosted this, with the help of Honourary Aunt B, back in June. The three of them, along with Bridesmaid L (who unfortunately got sick right before the party) created a good spread to make sure that none of the guests went hungry (my personal favourite—HA B’s mini cheesecakes).
Just some of the food, mainly desserts
Originally the shower had been planned as a females only event, however, since Gander had escorted me there, and HA B’s husband and son (Honourary Uncle R and Friend G) were still at home, it suddenly became co-ed!
We were married in my Presbyterian Church but Shamrock is Catholic, so we wanted to do our best to put together a ceremony incorporating both of our faiths. I promised to tell you what that ended up looking like, which I realize is pretty boring if you are not having a mixed faith wedding, so, you know, pictures.
We started off our process by outlining the basic order of service at my church, as provided by the church coordinator (with modifications by BM Mathlete) is this:
Call to Worship
Statement on the Gift of Marriage
Declaration of Intent & Affirmation of the Congregation
These past eleven months have flown by. It’s been almost a whole year since Jack and I got married, and this past year has been so different to the one that came before it. We got another kitty, spent our first Christmas together (just the two of us, no family), moved house and grew a vegetable patch in our brand new garden. 2013 was craft-overload with bunting and old photographs. This year has been much more relaxed and I am loving it.
“So! How’s married life?” has been asked, I don’t know, a million times and my response is always “you know, it’s exactly the same.” Sure, we’re more relaxed now that we’re not planning a wedding, but our relationship is the same as it ever has been.
One thing I have noticed though is how much I don’t care about weddings anymore. Don’t get me wrong, my friend’s weddings that I’ve attended since have been awesome (and I helped my friend organise an incredible proposal), but I can’t even bring myself to watch ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ or anything else like it. Wedding pictures on Instagram? Pass.
I’m so over weddings that I’ve only just got around to thinking about ordering an album. And we’ve still got to finish our video. But I do have a preview of sorts that I can share with you.
But before I do, I just want to sort-of recap over our evening reception. I guess the reason why that post was so hard was because, well, nothing much happened. The band were so out-of-this-world amazing that we just danced. And danced and danced and danced—there’s not much more to talk about. We had glow sticks and ’90s dance music and we danced until our feet fell off. And I think I ripped my dress because I was dancing so hard. Oops. … read more