So on Tuesday the 10th we legally tied the knot.
We are now husband and wife. Everything is exactly the same I just get to call him my husband and I love doing it! He is my husband. I revel in this. Gavin has been a big part of my heart and life for so long that it is so wonderful to call him my husband.
So the legal bit.
This was supposed to be just the 4 of us but it did turn into immediate family plus a few friends. I didn’t mind but Gavin wanted to keep it small but then he added a few friends and it grew.
We had a perfect day.
Kelly from lipstick and curls came over and did my hair and make up. I loved my dress and shoes but as I am still struggling to walk in such high heels I did have to pop a a pair of Primark pumps on my feet.
I felt wonderful my hair was up twisted and plaited exactly what I wanted and Kelly just worked her magic and created something even more beautiful. I even managed to pop a few home grown Dahlias in my hair.
I made this button hole for Gavin using the same flowers!
My sister stayed over so I wouldnt be alone as Gav being traditional would not stay the night.
So we got up, ate breakfast, walked frank and got ready.
Then we headed down to London on the train and the overground.
Little did I know Gavin was on the same train just a few carriages down trying to avoid me!
My family met in the the Vineyard where I met the very fabulous Ania who treated me and my family like a friend. She was wonderful and we can’t wait to see the photos.
Then we headed to the town hall.
The legal bit
Now we didn’t want any fuss because the legal side of our wedding wasn’t the bit we were interested in however we didn’t really have a first moment.
There was no really first look and we had to wait all together before we went in.
The registrars at Islington we’re warm, welcoming and personable. They ran a very lovely ceremony and we didn’t feel rushed at all.
I had forgotten to pay the rest of the payment so Gavin had to pop down and pay it but it wasn’t awkward they were really sweet about it.
And we got married.
The ceremony was actually lovely and I laughed and cried at the same time. My hands were in Gavs because I was shaking a bit!
It doesn’t really feel real and I have waited a long time to be his wife.
These are a few of my favourite photos from outside but we will get some more from our photographer later on.
So Ania led us of to the Islington back streets where all the cool coffee shops and boutiques and restaurants loiter.
It managed to be quintessentially British old fashioned and modern at the same time. So it was pretty perfect.
Also the weather was gorgeous. On the Monday we had torrential rain but on the Tuesday is was heavenly. While we were talking a few photos our family’s had headed off to the pub for a drink and then we joined them for a yummy meal at the Drapers Arms!
All in all it was a perfect day!
We had a few more pints then headed home there was lots of wedding bits still to do organise but it was a lovely legal wedding.