Edward and I live together but we still decided to do the traditional thing and spend the night before our wedding apart. I slept on the sofa bed at my parents’ place and had a leisurely breakfast with them in the morning.
Even aside from the tradition, it made sense for me to be elsewhere. There would have been no space in our tiny little apartment for me, my mum, plus Julia and Audrey to get ready.
I was so excited to have my hair and make-up done and get into my dress. That was when it truly sunk in that I was getting married!
Julia wasn’t quite as thrilled to put hers on, I know. Pink is not her favourite colour but I was glad she agreed to wear it for me.
Audrey, on the other hand, loved her dress. Her own bridesmaids wore pink, albeit a different shade.
I was a little worried about her being too tired for bridesmaid duties but she’s approaching her third trimester now and apart from having to pee all the time, she says she’s feeling fantastic.
Dad got himself ready in a quarter of the time it took us, so he was downstairs reading the paper until it was time for us to finally head to the church.
I was so happy to walk down the aisle and lay eyes on Edward again. I was a little nervous.
After all, we’d invited a ton of people, mostly from Edward’s side of the family.
But we said our vows and exchanged rings and no one stumbled over their words or said the wrong name or anything, so we really had nothing to worry about.
And most importantly, obviously, we were married at the end of it.
Once we got to the reception venue, everyone was very keen to get started on the lunch on offer.
It was nice as it meant that we could ease into the mingling, rather than having everyone approach us at once.
We sat down to lunch with Edward’s cousin Austin and his girlfriend Nora. I’d met Austin before but neither of us had met Nora. She seems really sweet though and is studying to be a vet.
She also did most of the talking, which was a relief for me and Edward, seeing we’re not very good at small talk!
There was plenty of time for small talk after lunch!
It was probably a bit easier for Edward. Most of the guests were from his family - my family is so small, there weren’t really many of them to invite!
I was meeting some people for the very first time and others I just didn’t know well, so it was a bit more of a challenge. Everyone I spoke to wished us well and commented on how beautiful everything was.
We’re biased, of course, but our wedding really was beautiful. I spent probably way too long choosing a cake but it was so worth it in the end!
It was lemon flavoured on the inside and was delicious. We couldn’t resist a silly moment of squishing it into each other’s faces!
Childish for sure, but still funny. Or at least, we thought so!
I spotted Audrey grabbing a rather sizeable slice of cake for herself. She’s eating for two at the moment, I guess!
I was sort of surprised to see Julia socialising! It’s really rare that she meets someone who doesn’t flat out annoy her right off the bat but she seemed to be chatting quite happily to Nora.
Having several get-togethers with both sets of parents present before the wedding was a good idea. Mum and Tatiana are like old friends now!
Given our parents are all fairly shy though, we decided to forgo toasts. I think any of them would have done it had we asked (Jonas did one at Audrey’s wedding) but didn’t see it as something strictly necessary. We sat down together after cake and talked together and I think that was more enjoyable for everyone.
I set some time aside to talk to Julia as well. She was definitely enjoying herself but it was also pretty clear that not getting the principal position was still playing on her mind.
She did cheer up quite a bit when we started talking about her upcoming wedding though. It’s just under a year away now. I’m quite curious to hear about her own plans and what kinds of things she’ll have at her wedding.
If Julia and Sam have a wedding even half as wonderful as ours, they’ll be very lucky indeed. I don’t think Edward or I wanted our day to end.
But as it got dark outside, everyone seemed to be all danced out and slowly started to trickle out. I suppose all good things must come to an end.
By that stage, Edward and I were kind of tired ourselves and were looking forward to a little time to ourselves.
We would have loved to go on a honeymoon but we’re saving for a house and can’t quite afford it. So it was a honeymoon at home for us.
Chris was good enough to give us some privacy by agreeing to stay at Veronica’s flat for a couple of days. Not quite as amazing as a honeymoon but the closest we can get for now.
- Yay! It's done! I was so excited to get to this wedding and now I'm not sure what to do with myself. Next up with be the Christmas 2041 update, with Josie and Troy and then January birthdays, so that's exciting. :)
- The champagne set did not work the way I expected it to, which was the real reason I skipped the toast! I was experimenting with doing these weddings as just regular gatherings rather than wedding parties but it appears you do need to be at an actual wedding party to "Toast to the Newlyweds". So that was lame.
- But I am happy with everything else! I remembered having those suits in Sullivan 1.0 and was happy that someone on Tumblr tracked them down again for me. I'd got it in my head that I was going to use them for this wedding and nothing else would have done!
- Also, I know you guys are wondering about babies from these two, so I will say not yet. Lucy has the want and Edward doesn't, so I imagine there will be some discussion about it in their next update. :)