The ceremony was taken by our friend Bob, ex Cannon of Westminster Abbey, (Corsock Church is a touch smaller but no less wonderful). The Feral Choir sang for us in the ceremony and were amazing with Ali Burns their leader, the sound was huge and majestic. I know, wearing a dress and everything! Be amazed people, I was. A charity shop purchase, wonderfully adapted and made to make me feel a princess by my dear friend Natalie who, when not painstakingly taking apart and remaking wedding dresses is a superb jeweller (wedding rings and shard necklace creator).
After the ceremony we processed down to the village in the rain but who cares! Led by a piper courtesy of our Cape Cod pals we laughed and smiled and walked in wonder holding up the traffic and being greeted right left and centre by more and more of our friends.
The hall was bedecked by the same church flower crew and with a little help from Mr Geoff Forest who created these amazing willow structures. The fact that the hall was too small for our number of guests was not too much of a problem being as the pub is just next door and kindly allowed our guests to flow too and fro throughout the evening.
The music for the evening was provided brilliantly by The Misdemeanours who have a pottery buddy of ours as a member and who travelled from Penrith to be with us. They kindly put Doug’s poem to music just for the evening.
And for those of you with a thing for shoes and who thought I might just be wearing my work boots under the frock, may I introduce boots made by the superb skill of Kevin Garlick, and for a girl that never wears heels they are mighty comfortable. I love them.
So from Mr. and Mrs. Fitch, here’s to the beginning of forever. There are many more photos from the day which may find their way here over time. I can’t tell you how much we both enjoyed the whole day. We are still being carried aloft on a cloud of love and happiness and being carried along by the warm wishes of so many friends and family. Thank you all so much, they are all special to us.
Photos courtesy of Ben Boswell and Rick Minshull.