The wedding was beautiful, a really joyous ceremony. The wait was not only worth it but really heightened the excitement. Mim and Bill were supremely excited. Mim had overseen every detail for months and then, just when her matrons of honour were getting into their dresses she had a few photos taken and got straight into the car - a full fifteen minutes before we could leave! She had just had enough waiting.
Bill chose The Proclaimers' I Would Walk 500 Miles as the recessional and we came out of the stiflingly hot church into a welcome breeze - no concern to women with a whole can of hairspray keeping their hair under control, yes, even mine. Jossie and Bethany were very excited to see Mim dressed as a princess and Bethany was very keen on my flowers. She also thought it was funny that I walked out of the church on the arm of another man. She thought it looked as though we were getting married.
The dresses were comfortable once we got out of the church. I wonder when I'll have occasion to wear it again.
The official photos were taken in the Victory Memorial Gardens which are just over the road from the library. It didn't seem as though very many photos were taken but that was alright by the matrons as we were getting a little peckish and our shoes were beginning to hurt.
The reception was lovely. Almost two hundred guests were celebrating in the cool of the evening at the Riverine Club. I was very nervous when I had to give my speech but got through it OK. There were tears later when I said goodbye. The cake looked spectacular thanks to Lyn, who iced it, and Mim's aunt who put the roses on and everyone I offered it to took a piece.
I would wonder what to do with myself now if I weren't going back to work tomorrow and expecting 25 assignments to mark.....