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The final instalment of The Wedding Report is upon us!

Here’s my mum’s friend holding up the photo montages we gave to our parents of our engagement shoot. Annoyingly – we forgot to give them out during the speeches so had to do it a little later… oops!

Here’s Alice preparing for her amazing jazz set later on.

So, yeah, we went to play crazy golf 😉 Jeff, our videographer, asked us if we were up for it and my response was something along the lines of ‘Jeff, you get us the clubs and balls, and we’ll play golf!’

And now for the ceilidh! This is Triple Scotch welcoming us into the evening. I was a little worried about how the ceilidh would go down, but as you’ll see, it went down a REAL TREAT!

As we hadn’t had our official first dance yet, we had an unofficial first ceilidh dance, where we took centre stage in the middle of the circle!

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Before we sat down to eat, Phil our photographer wanted to get some dramatic shots in the window of the Great Hall.

We also had some time to look at the Drawing Room – all set up and ready to go! The staff at Peckforton Castle did an amazing job with setting up the tables to my detailed specifications!

Our guitar and piano favours with our personalised plectrums. How good do they look?! We also made the menus and table numbers!

And the cake made by the lovely Gina. (Very unfortunately I only managed to eat a tiny bit on the day – luckily Gina had made a practice one and we all tucked in earlier this year!)

The view from my seat at the top table!

It was a beautiful day to relax out in the courtyard!

Here’s my sister and I – replicating one of the Hen Do shots!

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So, here we are in the magnificent hall – getting married!

I remember on the day my face was hurting from smiling so much.

Richard’s mum and dad got up to do a reading that they wrote themselves whilst they were staying in the same place we got engaged – and it was about that very place! Doesn’t Richard’s mum look AMAZING in leopard print!

You know, after watching other wedding videos and seeing other photographs of the first kiss of marriage, I realise ours is not the tamest I’ve seen – much more fire and passion! He held me so tight. 🙂

I just love how happy we are here ‘pretending’ to sign the register for all the photographs!

Obligatory confetti shot.

This was when we had just left the Great Hall and were greeted with champagne. It was bliss!

I love this photo of my sister giving me a hug!

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It was an overcast morning and I was awake at around 4am and in the shower at 6am. I had planned the morning schedule to the minute and had handed out colour-coded schedules to everyone involved – so to be honest I wasn’t worried about time and getting things done – even though I regularly shouted ‘WHAT’S THE TIME?!’ to all who would listen. We were, in fact, early!

Plenty of champagne was consumed by all and Emma (make-up) and Sara (hair) did an absolutely sterling job.

The boys were getting ready at the other side of the castle after arriving at around 9:30am. I remember making a journey up to Richard’s mum’s room to give her the boys’ shoes and after that I was confined to my corridor for fear of seeing anyone I shouldn’t! I remember being very calm whilst having my hair and make up done – maybe I was a mix of serene, excited and a wedding-automaton – I knew what had to be done so I was doing it!

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Good news readers! I now have the disc of hi-res images from Phil Barber so I can bombard you with photos and wedding reports! Hurrah!

You may remember in a past post that I was keeping secrets about my dress. No more secrets from me – I wore Cabaret by Ian Stuart. To be honest I don’t think the model on the website does the dress justice – as I really don’t like it in that photo. However, trying the dress on was a completely different story – this dress needs curves!

Also you may remember I mentioned that I didn’t like something about my dress initially – the flowers! I thought there were far too many flowers and they looked too busy. Little did I realise that of course these roses fitted in perfectly with my wedding theme, and actually, when the dress is on, they look amazing. I did change something about the original dress though – I had a back panel put in rather than showing my bare back through the corset lacing.