The Wedding

Dear all,

not sure if I will have time to do a proper narrative about the wedding and honeymoon but here follow 3 posts mainly filled with pictures and brief self-explanatory captions / descriptions. All I can say is that the three days were perfect (genuinely) and the best preparation / distraction possible for tomorrow. With all your help, support and love, I am going to knock this thing on the head!!

For those who’ve come to the blog late, a little reminder. Owing to the urgency of the situation, Anna and I got married on the second day it was legally possible to do so. We decided on the shortest form of ceremony possible, with the fewest people possible in attendance, simply to save time and energy. We then decided to include Anna’s family in the wedding brunch, as well as the photographer, our friend Paul (who was at school with me in Tanzania in 1963!)

Once this nonsense is sorted out, we will be having a big reception / party for ALL our friends, perhaps in the early autumn, so please don’t feel hurt if you weren’t invited. We had to keep everything very small scale to sort it in the very limited time-scale avaialble.

So here goes, in sequence

The groom arrives at Wandsworth Town Hall, hoping fora sunny day
The groom arrives at Wandsworth Town Hall, hoping fora sunny day
In the ante-room, Maddy tells everyone what to expect
In the ante-room, Maddy tells everyone, including witnesses Tim and Elena and fellow-bridesmaid Isi (their daughter), how to prepare
Waiting with the bridesmaids, Maddy (left) and Isi, with Tim in mirror
Waiting with my lovely bridesmaids, Maddy (left) and Isi, with Tim in mirror
Does anyone have the cash to pay for this wedding? (WBC credit-card wouldn't work - what do you expect from a Tory borough)
Does anyone have cash to pay for this wedding? (WBC credit-card machine wouldn’t work – what do you expect from a Tory borough?)
MVI_4054
Anyone seen the bride?
Just in time to sign!
Just in time to sign! Maddy has just insisted to the Registrar (who’s a bit surprised) that I am certainly not 62, but four (see earlier post) and that, at 36, Anna is much older than me 🙂 I love a girl who sees wrinkles as a sign of youth…
No going back!
No going back!
For Rodin fans
For Rodin fans
The team for the smallest, shortest wedding ever assembles
The team for the smallest, shortest wedding ceremony ever – 2 declarations. no rings (yet, though Maddy had purple plastic ones for us), no music and, best of all, no hassle
Let's get brunched!
Let’s get brunched! (the groom is on the left 🙂

2 thoughts on “The Wedding”

    1. Congratulations to you both and of course to Maddy for her generosity to give up her dream to mary you both! The best things do come in small parcels but we look forward to the big bash very soon. Gabi and co xx

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