Well not fever really but thought I would quickly fill you in as Dave and I finally tied the knot after 16 years together. We got to say 'I do' in our favourite place by the sea!
Its wasn't apathy that prevented us doing this much earlier but consideration for Lottie. When we first got engaged she asked if she would be able to change her name so that she felt part of it all and after discussion we asked her dad if he would consider her becoming a double barrel name so she didn't loose either identity but was part of it all. He said no! Dave and I decided her feelings were important so we chose to wait. Now she is all grown up and in a home of her own we decided it was time for us to do what we wanted to do all along but with no ones feeling hurt along the way and the added bonus that she was our witness too on the day.
It wasn't a big or flashy wedding as we have both been married before and after all this time it is really just completing the journey we had begun so long ago but never the less it was a celebration of our journey together.
I couldn't have asked for a nicer wedding - it was just the loveliest happiest day ever and the sun shone down on us (it rained the day before and the day after) and we were so lucky to have a truly special day.
Sadly I didn't quite finish my shawl but I put a blue ribbon through the live stitches and wore it anyway, I am finishing it but thankfully at a slower pace now! A note to anyone else making a rectangular shawl - the knitted on edging takes longer than you might think! Despite several early morning knitting sessions 3 weeks was not enough time!
We were joined on the day by a very special couple of friends who took the most amazing pictures for us and made the whole day extra special, thank you both for being super fun!
Sadly we are back to reality now but the memories of that very special day by the sea will be with me always. It was so very precious to me and the love and happiness that we shared that day will stay warm and fuzzy inside me forever.