On 17 September 2014 we began our happily ever after at a garden wedding in Cannizaro Park, London. It’s not as grand as it sounds, we have no money at all and pulled off the most beautiful wedding very creatively. Our church friends really pulled together for us and if I had a million pounds to do it all over again I wouldn’t change a thing! We did the legal side of our wedding in the registry office in the morning and then in the afternoon had the ‘real’ wedding in a public park. Our friends were so amazing at making our day perfect. One friend surprised us by buying and arch and decorated it with lace, she also created an aisle out of ribbing and organised our picnic as well as our pastor’s picnic. I am sure she did so much more arranging and organising behind the scenes that I probably don’t event know about, but that is just the type of amazing friend that she is.
A lady from church who we barely knew offered to make our cake – and it wasn’t any old cake – check this out!
Another friend played chauffeur and drove me through the busy London traffic to the park – the alternative was that I took a bus in my wedding dress! One friend did my makeup and nails, another took care of my girls while we were on honeymoon, another let me borrow some shoes, two other friends took the photos and another lovely friend bought my lovely bouquet.
We did our wedding invitations online so there were no printing costs and we spend our wedding night at our home which was much more special than a hotel. Our honeymoon was all we had to pay for and we had an amazing time in Sardinia, Italy.
It was a perfect start to our life together and once again, our church played a massive part in our happiness. Without our church friends and pastors I can’t imagine what we would how done and how different our wedding day would have been.