Love is patient, love is kind

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

The last few days have been a wonderful celebration for the nuptials of our niece Victoria and Andy.

We drove to where we would stay for two nights and then made our way to the rehearsal.

It all went smoothly and we were off to prepare for the first meal of the celebration.

We met some of Andy’s family and the evening was very enjoyable.

Thursday was the big day and Georgina, as a bridesmaid was delivered to Viv’s home for the bridal party prep: breakfast, fizz, hair and makeup!

We had a leisurely breakfast and made our way to the church on the hottest day of the year so far.

And so it began with Georgina leading in the bridal party, all looked amazing and Victoria looked stunning. Andy and the groomsmen all scrubbed up very well too!

The ceremony started and I had been given the privilege of doing a reading. I was extremely nervous and decided at the last minute to read it in my Scottish accent. I did falter but took a deep breath and even ad-libbed. Once finished my legs were like jelly as I returned to my seat.

The vicar read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 and highlighted what love was about, it is patient, it is kind, not always hearts and flowers. A lovely touch was he gave the couple a written copy of his eulogy to read later.

The legal formalities were then carried out and we braved the heat once more.

Next was the short trip to Botleys mansion for the reception.

Music, fizz, pimms, canapés and photos.

We next were seated in the conservatory for the meal and greeted the new Mr and Mrs with rapturous applause.

The meal was delicious, the speeches heartfelt and funny in equal measure.

The dance floor was ready and the first dance underway.

The cake was cut and more food was consumed and I blistered my feet dancing far too much!

The evening drew to a close and we went back to our abode. We were to continue the celebrations on Friday with a BBQ at Viv and Don’s.

Before arriving we visited Kevin’s Nan on her 97th birthday, she was delighted to see us and in particular Kevin.

Viv and Don, as always, put on a great spread and the drink flowed and guests arrived aplenty.

Thunderstorms provided a welcome relief after the heat, although were less kind to us on our 3 hour journey home!

Congratulations to Victoria and Andy, May they be patient and kind with and to each other, work as a team and have a happy marriage full of love and laughter. 💕💕💕💕

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