We decided to hold a ceremony in the garden at Nanny and Grandad's in Poringland, and have our family friend John Pountain (A lay preacher) reside over the service. We decided to do it on Saturday 17th May when you were almost 9 months old, and somehow picked the nicest day of the year! It was so incredibly warm and sunny - almost too warm! - with bright blue skies and not an ounce of the rain that was predicted.
We had a beautiful ceremony space, complete with the arch under which we said our wedding vows, a marquee, lots of amazing food and drink, the most beautiful setting and the most incredible friends and family to celebrate with.
We invited just shy of 70 guests in total so the garden was pretty full! We had all the tables and chairs set out in different seating areas and different groups of people gathered in each different area. The garden is so stunning, especially at this time of year - we could have been in a hotels grounds - it was so well laid out. We had an areas set out in the shade of one of the bigger trees for all the children - they had a swing and ball bit and a load of noisy brightly coloured toys to play with.
It makes my heart jump into my chest a little bit when I think about just how amazing these people really are. We are so very lucky to have such a wonderful bunch of people to share our lives with.