WEDDING WEEK: THE CEREMONY

 

Now to probably my favourite part of the day: our ceremony.

We were super lucky with the weather and it was so lovely and sunny, I’ve always wanted to get married outside so I was really chuffed that the weather showed up for us.

As you can see from below, I think my future husband was definitely feeling the nerves! I ended up being about 15 minutes late from the original 12pm as I had to see the registrars before heading downstairs to start walking, but honestly I don’t think that’s too bad.

 

Hearing the music start, we chose ‘The One’ by Kodaline was such an emotional moment and I very nearly started crying as I stood at the door ready to walk down to the gardens. It’s definitely a moment I’ll never forget.

We had our cousins as our Page boy, Flower Girl, and Bridesmaid, and then my maid of honour which was my sister followed, before my Dad walked me down the aisle. It was such a happy moment and I didn’t feel nervous at all, just really excited which I think surprised everyone including myself! They couldn’t believe how cool I was but I just felt extremely happy. I also love how me and my Dad had our moment walking down and I said to him the white carpet felt like walking on snow.

 

Meeting Dan at the garden folly was so surreal. Because of the hot weather we were actually surrounded by little flies, but thankfully you don’t see that on the pictures. To be honest I think both of us weren’t that focused on them anyway as we had other matters at hand!

Two of our favourite people, Dan’s auntie and my brother in law both did the readings. We picked ‘Here’s To Right Now’ which I fell in love with immediately after reading it, and ‘If You Can Always’ which describes us as a couple perfectly and how we saw our forthcoming marriage.

 

 

Of course after signing the official register we had to bring Harvey up for some attention. He came to the ceremony and was so well behaved sat on my mum and stepdad’s lap. I know it might seem crazy bringing your dog to your wedding, but if you have your own one too, you know that they are part of the family, and I really wanted my complete family to be there, dog included!

 

 

We played ‘Riptide’ by Vance Joy  and ‘Stand by Me’ as our background wedding music for the ceremony, and walked back down the aisle to ‘Say A Little Prayer For You’ by Aretha Franklin.

 

 

Then it was time for everyone to enjoy the canapes and enjoy the sunshine (Mini Fish & Chips, Scones with Jam & Cream, Mini Burgers and a Goats Cheese and Red Pepper Tart) while we had a few family photos done before the wedding meal.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing our ceremony, and I’ll see you tomorrow for the venue and decor details!

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  • Omg, your dress is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! And such a gorgeous venue for the ceremony as well!

    For the record, bringing your dog is what any proper dog owner would do, in my opinion. As you said, they’re part of the family and often better behaved than children anyway ;D

    xx Teresa – outlandishblog.com

    • NatalieLeanne

      Yes to all the dogs! Thank you and thank you so much for reading 🙂

  • L O V E your dress!! Canapés sound pretty good too! Hope you had a lovely day 🙂
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    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you so much 🙂

  • You look so angelic in your dress – it’s so pretty on you! I also love your choice of canapes hehe. I love the fact that Harvey appeared at the wedding.

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you soph! Of course, he stole the show as always 😉

  • You looks so beautiful and so so happy in these photos! Your dress is absolutely stunning!
    xxx

  • Amy Eade

    You looked so beautiful Natalie and I just adore how happy you looked! I always wanted to get married outside too but compromised with a barn as it was kind of outside but undercover haha! So glad you were lucky with the weather!
    Amy xx
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