We got married in October of 2013, it was a beautiful Autumn day. We didn't hire wedding cars, the groom arrived in the Mini he used to drive when he was a teenager, it was still in the family. I got ready at the venue with my mum and bridesmaids. I had a champagne and red dress, I didn't have any hair or make up people to help. I chose not to pay for hair and make up as I don't wear make up at all really, and wanted to be me on my photos, this is also why I wore my glasses, as it wouldn't be me without.
We had a harry potter themed sweetie table and table plan, our cake was made up of cupcakes that friends and family had made for us, each cake told you what flavour and who made it.
Both my mum and dad walked me down the aisle. It is an American tradition, and I (along with my parents) used to live there, so it seemed very fitting.
At the point of 'do you have the rings' a beautiful barn owl flew down the aisle, dive bombed me (the bride) and proceeded to fly to the rafters above our head, with our wedding rings. He sat here for what must have only been a few minutes, but felt like forever!
The Mother of the Bride read a brilliant reading 'the good wifes guide' (which I would recommend you find on youtube, a great performance!), and the cousin on the bride sang while the register was signed.
After the ceremony everyone had chance to hold the owls and have photos taken with them, which seemed to go down very well.
We had no speeches, which I don't think anyone really noticed. After the meal, fish and chips! we had a casino for all the guests, which was a lot of fun.
We did stick to one tradition, we did a bridal waltz. The groom used to go to dance lessons when it was a very small boy, so we did it for his mum.
I would highly recommend having a wedding that you and your other half want, you are who matters, and it is you who will remember the day forever.