Monday, May 16, 2005

5 reasons my wedding was the best ever!

What a fantastic day we had yesterday - I had such a great time, I expected the day to be ... more of a rush! But in fact it was brilliant, we got time to chat and catch up with just about everyone!



1. The registry office ceremony was lovely - I was expecting a little clinical and cold .... I didn't think that performing so many marriages each day that they could inject warmth into them all but it was lovely. The 3 ladies were fantastic, they even made a point of calling me Jo during all of the "non official" bits - thank you!! [I only get called Joanne if I am in major trouble with my mother!!]

This is it!

2. Confetti - I love it! And they threw it!



Confetti time!

3. Having the party at home, whilst a little stressful before hand ["don't you dare dirty this kitchen now that it's been cleaned" said Mum!!!!] was great because it was so chilled. There was no-one hurrying us along



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4. The food & cocktails [Charlie's Angels ..... recipe below!] were incredible [- thanks Kevan], so were the desserts [- thanks Su] & so was the cake [- thanks Mrs Stableford!] I have already done recipe swaps for loads of people and shall be putting a couple of the recipes in 1000 recipes - when the book arrives!



My other favourite ginger person

5. I got to marry the man I love! He's not perfect [I could give you a list of reasons] but he loves me, makes me laugh, protects me, makes great curry and he's mine!! Now, he just needs to remember my new name and I need to go and practice the bloody signature!!



Simon and me

The trouble this week is going to be coming back down to earth, with without a bang!

Kevan's Charlie's Angels
Put a sugar cube in the bottom of your champage flute - la perrouche work well. Cover the cube with peach liquer [& in the official recipe apricot brandy!] top up with cold champagne, 2 drops of Angostura bitters. Decorate with peach slices. Enjoy .... I had 1 or 2 myself!!

p.s. Did I mention the "diamonds for me" and the full Monty ..... thanks guys!!

5 comments:

Katya said...

awww you looked amazing...i'm so glad it all went well...

*hugs*

Fi said...

Your dress is gorgeous! And the Charlie's Angels cocktail sound divine! Sounds like it was a lovely day.

I was married in a registry office (York Registry Office, 10 years this coming November) - and the day become more about a marriage than a wedding because of it. I've never regretted it.

You look so happy - congratulations :)

Ms Mac said...

How lovely! I'm so pleased your wedding day went so well!

Big congratulations!

Mark said...

When do you return to work, Joanne? :-)

Le laquet said...

I am back in work already Mr Ford!! Apparently us teachers get enough holiday already - but then I'm not the one getting a whole month in Malysia am I??