On 20th December 1996 Mr G and I were married:
Gosh we look like babies....
The day started early because I just couldn't sleep, my sister had stayed over and we awoke to a grey, rainy day.
Soon, my Mum, Auntie and Cousin arrived and it was time to begin to get ready:
My Mum creating a huge bouffant!!....
My cousin pinning my floral headdress in place....
Just about to go into the church:
This photo is my favourite....
Christmas is my favourite time of year and we had a few festive touches including the red velvet bridesmaids dresses, holly, ivy & mistletoe in the flowers and photos in front of the Christmas tree:
Mr G's Dad; his brother; Mr G; our best man (he and Mr G have known each other since they were 8); our usher and my Dad :0(
My cousin; Me!!; My sister; J - who I babysat from when she was 2.
After a wonderful intimate wedding (just forty guests) we spent a couple of nights in the hotel. I didn't want to take my gorgeous dress off:
But somehow I was persuaded ;0):
We spent Christmas at home and then in the new year we honeymooned in Goa.
Back then I believe the average cost of a wedding was £11,000 but being thrifty folks we managed ours for £4500 including honeymoon, we did this by having a Friday, midwinter wedding and shopping in the sales. We had all the trimmings - Rolls Royces, sit down meal and evening disco but careful shopping made it a bargain!!
Today we went to the Christmas market in Winchester and a curry this evening, Mr G has man flu which has put a slight damper on things - we're hoping he's better for Christmas and no-one else gets it!!