A special day for Chris and Kate
Chris and Kate's wedding has been on my calendar for ages. I hadn't met Kate before but I have known Chris since he and Neil were members of the village Under 11's cricket team. He and Neil worked together for a while and shared a house too until they both moved out to live with their respective girlfriends. I didn't have an invite to the wedding but Neil and Rachael did. Neil had been chosen to give a reading and to be a groomsman. A few weeks ago Rachael suggested I wait outside the church so I could take some photos after the ceremony so I had decided to do that.
However Chris messaged Neil a few days ago asking whether I wanted to go inside the church so I could see the ceremony and hear Neil's reading........ Neil only told me this last night. So I had to scratch around trying to put together an outfit. I don't really have many smart clothes - I don't own a dress or a skirt or a smart summer jacket. So I did the best I could to come up with something suitable to wear
The ceremony was at St Mary's Church in the village. A wonderful venue. The bride looked lovely - she was smiling when she arrived and smiled all the way through the ceremony. Neil did very well with his reading. He read " A Lovely Love Story " - a poem by Edward Monkton about two dinosaurs who fall in love. I hadn't heard it before but apparently its a very popular wedding reading.
After the ceremony all the guests lined up along the path and threw rose petals as the newleyweds passed by. This is when I took my photos.
My Extra shot is of me and Neil and Rachael and Neil. ( I always look so small when I stand next to Neil )
I came straight home after I had taken my photos and changed out of my " wedding " shoes. Then I walked to the Co-op to collect a parcel. Some clothes I had ordered online. Unfortunately they don't fit so they will have to go back.
Steps today - 10,899