A marriage made in……a Supermarket ? !

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There was nothing half-price about Rebecca; she looked a million dollars ūüėČ

Saturday 1323¬†–¬† 28.03.2015

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I went to the supermarket today and to a wedding. 

Both at the same time.

I didn’t know the Bride or the Groom: at all. They were strangers to me and I only decided to go an hour beforehand !¬†

You think I’m talking nonsense don’t you; that I’ve finally lost my reason but I can assure you I haven’t.

I guess I had better explain.¬†At lunchtime today I¬†saw on the local news, online,¬†that a couple were getting married in a supermarket today, not far from where I live. As I started 1500 Saturdays to encourage me to do things that I wouldn’t normally do on a Saturday,¬† I couldn’t resist taking myself off to the wedding.¬†¬† Don’t worry I wasn’t exactly gate-crashing because Rebecca and Blake, the bride and groom, said everyone was welcome.

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The supermarket stayed open to customers and it was surreal to watch the bride walking through the fresh veg section , food aisles and passing shoppers, on her way to the supermarket cafe where her bridegroom was waiting. 

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Was that 2 bridesmaids for ¬£4 !¬† The bridesmaids were Rebecca’s 2 daughters Naomi and Rosie. Her grandson Charlie carried the rings.

It was, of course, a press free for all, with lots of TV cameras and press photographers.. I needed my elbows sharpened and had to use my wide-angle lens otherwise you’d see nothing but photographers!¬†!¬† I didn’t stay for the actual ceremony just long enough to take a few photos.

The back story¬† – Their landlady introduced them in September 2014 and on their first date they had curry and chips in Morrison Supermarket’s cafe and that’s what they ,and their small number of “proper” guests, ate for the “wedding breakfast”.¬†

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The couple were actually officially married at a registry office before a Humanist celebrant presided over their supermarket wedding.

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Hats off to Morrison’s for helping to arrange all this!¬† It was FABUUUUUULOUS !!¬† and very, very¬†memorable. I love a bit¬†of eccentricity don’t you ?

One of the nice things was that the wedding party also had buckets with them to collect money instead of wedding presents and the money collected was for the Alzheimer’s Society. You can find out why¬†https://www.justgiving.com/beccawooller ¬† ( you will have to copy and paste the link because it’s not working for some reason!)¬†

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Well done Rebecca and Blake that was a very nice touch.

Wishing you both a long and happy life together, filled with love and laughter.

As ever I welcome your thoughts.

Saturday girl signing off til whenever ūüôā

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A Perfect Wedding

Saturday 1475 –¬†21st¬†April 2012

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I am happy to report this saturday was one of unbridled joy and happiness ( I can hear you all sighing after the last couple of saturday posts!)

Along with my daughter Katy¬†we attended¬†friends Julia and Peter’s wedding¬†( a first for both ) and what a wedding it was; filled with love, happiness, thoughtfulness¬†and fun.¬†

With Julia’s permission I am posting a few informal photos that I took during the day ( Peter I know you’ll be reading this so forgive me for not asking you too and for posting the “monster” photo below – she did say it was okay!! )¬†

Weddings are,  by tradition quite formal affairs but I want to show you a few photos that capture the slightly unguarded intimate moments that make clear the loving connection between these 2 great people but also what made this wedding so special РThe fun !

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No confetti was allowed so bubbles were used instead..

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This is the only time you are likely to see a scary Peter..he’s really the most gentle of men but obviously likes to play up to the camera!!

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This delightful poem was read during the service and reflects the joy of the day for me.

A Lovely Love story

The fierce Dinosaur was trapped inside his cage of ice.
Although it was cold he was happy in there. It was, after all, his cage.
Then along came the Lovely Other Dinosaur.
The Lovely Other Dinosaur melted the Dinosaur’s cage with kind words and loving thoughts. 

I like this Dinosaur thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur.
Although he is fierce he is also tender and he is funny.
He is also quite clever though I will not tell him this for now. 

I like this Lovely Other Dinosaur, thought the Dinosaur.
She is beautiful and she is different and she smells so nice.
She is also a free spirit which is a quality I much admire in a dinosaur. 

But he can be so distant and so peculiar at times, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur.
He is also overly fond of things.
Are all Dinosaurs so overly fond of things? 

But her mind skips from here to there so quickly thought the Dinosaur.
She is also uncommonly keen on shopping.
Are all Lovely Other Dinosaurs so uncommonly keen on shopping? 

I will forgive his peculiarity and his concern for things, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur.
For they are part of what makes him a richly charactered individual. 

I will forgive her skipping mind and her fondness for shopping, thought the Dinosaur.
For she fills our life with beautiful thoughts and wonderful surprises. Besides,
I am not unkeen on shopping either. 

Now the Dinosaur and the Lovely Other Dinosaur are old.
Look at them.
Together they stand on the hill telling each other stories and feeling the warmth of the sun on their backs. 

And that, my friends, is how it is with love.
Let us all be Dinosaurs and Lovely Other Dinosaurs together.
For the sun is warm.
And the world is a beautiful place

by Edward Monkton

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Oh and there was some SERIOUS dancing from the Benelux boys !!

              

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Julia and Peter, I wish you a long, joy-filled life together.

I’m so very glad you found each other;¬†couldn’t have happened to 2 nicer people.

Saturday girl signing off.  I hope you all have a good week.

¬†You can see lots of photos on my other blog Helen’s Photomania here

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