Sunday, 31 May 2009

A Beautiful Beautiful Day!

So, the wedding of Laura and Gary had been a long time coming, but it was so worth the wait; yesterday was a fabulous day!

We all put on our best togs and headed out into the glorious sunshine:

I couldn't believe how nervous I was for her, which may explain why I blubbed like a baby when she walked down the aisle (proceded by our lovely little Evie in her role as flower girl); she looked stunning. And pretty soon, she was Mrs Russell:
Then it was back outside into the sun for 1 or 500 photos. Emily was so happy she got to do the confetti thing:

And mum was thrilled she got to do the drinks on the lawn thing!

Emily was also so happy she got 2 new step-cousins out of yesterday, Gary's lovely children Mark and Amy:

After the photos it was inside for a lovely wedding breakfast. Laura had made all the kids little goodie bags to keep them entertained which was a brilliant idea:

Although Xander did seem more content quaffing the champers!

Or maybe he was just getting into his role as Uncle Dave's mini me at the wedding in Antigua:

BTW, did I mention Laura looked stunning?!

The meal was lovely and we all sat round and waited for the speechs while being serenaded by Frank Sinatra (!):

All of a sudden, Frank announced he had a partner for his next song:
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After that came the speeches which saw a very nervous Matt in the role of father of the bride (unfortunately, my Uncle Brian is no longer with us) but he did a wonderful job. Afterwards he was very relieved:
(changed a bit from that picture in the bath eh?!)
We then had a lull before the evening do so we went out and enjoyed the sunshine again. Evie decided she'd take advantage of all the pretty ladies and their accessories and do a bit of dressup:


Then it was back inside for the fun. We started off fairly early with the first dance, where Laura and Gary danced to a song I can never remember the title of (Everything I Do I'm Amazed By You?). Only for the record to cut off part way in and the DJ to receive a tonne of abuse...until this happened:
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I swear, that was THE best first dance ever!
Xander managed to charm a lovely young lady into a few smooches too:
It was a brilliant night, but after a day of partying, I think Evie sums up how we all felt:

So, off we all trotted and left Mr and Mrs Russell to start their long and happy life together. Congratulations you two and thank you for a wonderful day!


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