Our wedding was at 10am in the registry office in Cardiff. As soon as we left the house to walk there (about a 30 minute walk) it started to rain, and rained pretty heavily until we got home again. The registrar said that rain on your wedding day was good luck. Bert says she probably says that to everyone about the weather.
We had the smallest wedding possible with just two witnesses, my wonderful big sister Emma and our lovely friend Rhys. The ceremony lasted about 5 or 10 minutes and it was really sweet (although I can't really remember much about it!), the person that married us was lovely too.
After the wedding we met up with my nieces and my sister's partner and went out for a celebratory cup of coffee.
After coffee we said goodbye to our little wedding party and went to the pub for beer and chips. It continued to rain heavily. That Alanis Morrisette song came on that goes 'it's like rai-i-ain on your wedding day' and I suggested it could be our song and Bert said no.
Here we are in the pub.
We got home in time for the aftrernoon movie on tv which was aptly called 'Backyard Wedding' I believe I said at this point 'The Gods are smiling on us today', but I was quite tired and hadn't eaten (couldn't eat the chips) and had had a beer.
After the film, which was wonderfully bad, we went to the library (whoop!!) and out for dinner at a chinese restaurant.
I know that this all sounds like quite a small day, but it was perfect for us and we've been happy (and sleepy, and back at work) ever since.
We have had some wonderful gifts which I'll post about again, and I do have a few more pictures of our day too. Our trip to San Francisco is going to be our honeymoon and we are both really excited about going away.
did you have a small wedding? tell me about your day!
or have you decided not to get married? my sister is happily unmarried to her man!
the one thing that I didn't like about the wedding was that the registrar said that marriage was by law between one man and one woman (which I know is the law here in the UK, and same sex partners have 'civil partnership ceremonies') but it just seemed like a negative thing in an otherwise lovely ceremony. Do you have gay marriages where you live? are you two guys or two gals who've had a civil partnership ceremony? Tell me your stories!!x