Sunday, May 10, 2009

Moments remembered...

His face being all I could see.

Looking away because I knew if I kept gazing into his eyes I would never make it through the day.

A blur of first kiss, an enormous hug and more kisses. A huge smile.

Lying awake until 4am, comparing moments remembered, "did you see...." "did you hear...."

My friend's face as she turned in the back row, her mouth a perfect O.

Her little girl's face as she reached out to touch my dress. Oh to be five year's old.

A song, written just for us and sung with a passion and beauty that made my heart swell.

Looking up while we were signing the register and spotting a dear friend who I was desperate to meet for the very first time.

Five aunts, one bridesmaid and a grandmother in the first two rows, all wiping their eyes.

The first pop of a cork from a homemade champagne bottle and the squeal of delight from a drunk auntie.

Rain sprinkling us during the ceremony and a sea of umbrellas materialising above the guests.

One kind uncle who thought to stand up and bring us a brolly, sauntering oh so casually to the front, clad in a leather jacket with one hand in his pocket.

Kissing a small, warm child on the top of the head as she sat on my lap.

Watching those who had never met before talking and celebrating together like old friends.

A shower of rose petals falling down on us from every direction, while we laughed and tried to find our way back up the aisle.

A laughing bridesmaid telling me that she heard gasps when I appeared.

Holding each other at the back of the tent while everyone else ate their dinner around the corner, oblivious to our first dance as husband and wife.

I don't think about our wedding very often, but when I do they're very good thoughts.


  1. i love your posts about your wedding. it does seem like it was a particularly magical day. i've been thinking about maybe adding scotland to my list of places to go this summer and your pictures aren't making my trip planning any easier!

  2. Can I just say "ditto, Amber," because those first two sentences are perfect :D

  3. That's just ... I may copy this whole post & call it my Inspiration Board. Sigh.

  4. Oh my goodness.... I'm so touched by this. And you look stunning!!

  5. oh I wish I had the same way with words you have.

  6. beautiful post, Peonies

  7. sounds like a beautiful day. I hope I look back on mine as fondly.

  8. "I don't think about our wedding very often, but when I do they're very good thoughts."

    I hope I can say the same thing about my wedding. And I'm sure I'll be able to. It's just that I'm currently kind of dreading that I'll be frustrated to tears...

  9. See! People DO remember their weddings. Thank you my dear...

  10. That's funny, I think about our wedding *all the time*

  11. Best post ever. Loved it. *sigh*

  12. beautiful. what wonderful memories.

  13. This isn't the first time I've read this post, but I am moved to tears. You say things so simply, and so beautifully, that my tear ducts can't keep the emotion from oozing out of me.


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