The wedding of Angie and Terry

Beautiful dress

Beautiful dress

This time last year my sister Angela came out to visit us. At the time she didn’t have a job, we’d recently lost Mum and she was really lonely on her own. She had a great time with us, I think, and went home a bit more positive. The next thing I heard she had met someone and then just before Christmas she got engaged. I had planned to go back to the UK in March while Bill was working on Camomile for Mothers day and to see my nieces new baby so Angela decided to arrange her wedding for the same time, which worked out really well.

 

Mum's ring

Mum’s ring

Sunday 29th March was the day of the wedding. It took place at the Apollo hotel at the end of her road. Unfortunately we woke up to rain but the ceremony and the reception were all inside so it didn’t matter. We took our clothes down to the hotel in the morning and Angie’s hairdresser came to do our hair and the little flower girls. There was Lucie, one of Angie’s grand daughters and Jessica, one of Terry’s grand daughters, very diplomatic. The lady from the wedding shop came to help her get dressed and wove Mum’s wedding ring into the back of her dress.

Getting Lucie dressed

Getting Lucie dressed

Little Jessica

Little Jessica

This is Jessica after I got her dressed; she was a bit of a fidget but they both looked lovely when they were ready. It was an emotionally charged morning because we were all trying not to think if only Mum had been there, she would have loved to have seen Angela settled.

Angela with her flower girls

Angela with her flower girls

 

 

 

 

 

I went down to join the others

I went down to join the others

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ceremony room was already starting to fill up with family and friends.

 

Amanda and family

Amanda and family

 

My sister Amanda and her husband Alan and Tristan and Jasmine. James is in front of her ( he had arrived from Scotland on the Friday)

 

 

Terry and his best man Mike

Terry and his best man Mike

 

 

Terry and best man, his brother Mike, were looking a bit nervous because Ang was about 10 minutes late down but eventually she turned up with her son Scott to give her away.

It was a lovely ceremony

It was a lovely ceremony

I gave the reading

I gave the reading

 

 

The registrar came and asked me at the last minute if I would give a reading, which I was happy to do. Mike and I were witnesses and everything went very well without a hitch.

 

 

 

 

Terry signing his life away!

Terry signing his life away!

Our side of the family

Our side of the family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My little family (not so little any more!)

My little family (not so little any more!)

Drinks all round.

Drinks all round.

 

After the ceremony we all moved into the next room while Thomas took the official photos. There was bucks fizz to start the afternoon.

 

 

Me and Ang

Me and Ang

 

 

I love this photo of Angela and I; do you like my fascinator? I made it a few days before the wedding with some bits bought from Hobbycraft which cost a fraction of the price they were selling them for in the shops.

Lovely photo of the three of us.

Lovely photo of the three of us.

 

 

 

 

 

Then we added my sister Amanda.

Jasmine and little Lucie joined us too.

 

 

Three generations

Three generations

 

Amanda holding Logan

Amanda holding Logan

 

 

 

 

I love this photo of Amanda holding Logan; he’s so gorgeous.

 

 

 

 

Little favours

Little favours

The tables looked lovely

The tables looked lovely

 

The tables looked beautiful and Ang had made little wedding favours for everyone.

It was a lovely meal that started with Melon on a bed of berries followed by roast beef, Yorkshire, roast potatoes and veggies.   Then the dessert was profiteroles with chocolate sauce; it was all delicious.

A toast to Mr and Mrs Sellwood

A toast to Mr and Mrs Sellwood

 

 

 

 

As Dad is no longer with us Angie asked me to do the ‘father of the bride’ speech followed by a toast to their health and happiness; I felt very honoured to be asked.

 

 

29Lovely photo of Terry holding Jessica and Angie holding Lucie.

Cutting the cake

Cutting the cake

 

 

 

 

A friend of theirs made the cake, the bottom tier was a fruitcake and the top tier was sponge, it was delicious.

After the speeches the cake was cut.

 

 

Jessica and Lucie

Jessica and Lucie

 

 

The room was cleared so the dancing could start. Little Jessica and Lucie led the way.

 

 

Boys will be boys!

Boys will be boys!

 

 

Not sure how this balloon found itself on the ceiling but my boys couldn’t resist the challenge to retrieve it.

Thomas couldn’t quite reach at first and James was having to do little hops with his brother on his shoulders!

 

Jasmine and I had a good time.

 

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Jasmine dancing with her Dad

Jasmine dancing with her Dad

 

Alan displayed his excellent Dad dancing technique!

 

 

 

Karen and her girls

Karen and her girls

 

 

Scott’s wife Karen and their girls joining in with the Macaracca (I think that’s what is was called).

 

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I even managed to get my nephew Tristan to dance.

 

 

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My boys had a great time, they had their cousin Kirsty joining in.

And Jasmine could do the splits!

My niece Jasmine

My niece Jasmine

There are some much more risqué photos available but I won’t post them on here, I’ll save them for bribery another day!

Logan fast asleep

Logan fast asleep

 

 

Logan slept through it all; as did little flower girls.

We partied on as only family weddings can.   A fair amount of alcohol was consumed but everyone had a great time.

 

 

Lucie asleep after her busy day

Lucie asleep after her busy day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely to see Ang and Terry with Scott and Karen. It was an excellent and memorable day.

Terry, Scott, Karen and Angie

Terry, Scott, Karen and Angie

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