Here’s a coincidence, this weeks Gallery theme is Red and that was the colour I chose for my wedding theme 19 years ago this week.
Here I am at the tender age of 20 with my bridesmaids (my sister and sister-in-law).
My husband and I met when I was just 17 and he was 18. We had been inseparable for 3 years and had been engaged for a few months when I was surprised to discover that I was pregnant, without so much as a second thought we began to arrange our wedding. It was a mad few weeks of organising; the church, cars, reception, dress, rings, flowers etc etc. We were fortunate that my parents had saved some money for my wedding but with a baby on the way we had to be very careful. We planned a simple and informal day with a few friends and our families. We were lucky that our families helped with the organising as we were on such a tight timescale and budget. My Sister-in-law came dress shopping with me and then drew a picture of what I wanted for a dressmaker to copy. My Mother-in-law made my bouquet, my Mum made my veil, my Auntie made the cake and my Sister (who was planning her own, much grander, wedding for the following year) shared all her research with me for photographers, car hire and caterers. We were fortunate that it was March and the wedding season hadn’t started because we managed to pull it off and get everything done within six weeks and on a bright, crisp Saturday in March 1994 I was lucky enough to marry my soul mate.
So Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband who really is my other half, these past 19 years have been one hell of a ride 😀