I have to confess we got married just over a year ago, and as a panic attack sufferer in the run up to the wedding I was clearly petrified. All those people (most of which I’m supposed to remember names for!?!?!?), all staring at the back of my head in a church!! ARRRGGH
(Un)Fortunately (depending on how you look at it) fate intervened. We were getting married on the 21st July 2007, and on the 20th July 2007 the heavens opened, the Great Flood of 2007 descended upon Gloucestershire, surrounding the village we were due to get married in!
Needless to say some people almost didn’t make it to the wedding (myself included), my flat tyre on the morning of the wedding just continued the saga. However all but 4 people made it I think, and guess what – the most amazing day ever – made all the more special by the stories of how people had got there:
– Army Trucks
– Nights in Crisis Centres
– 21 Hours in a car from Newcastle.
(Believe me – some of the photo’s are hilarious!!!)
I somehow forgot about my nerves on the night before watching the Sea king helicopter land people in the hotel car park – as I rewrote my wedding speech from start to finish!
We’ve gone to a couple of weddings since and the first thing people say is “You have to work at it”, well as far as I’m concerned – if you can get through the great floods to get married you can probably pretty much get through most things!!!
(Apologies for the long and probably off-topic post!! I’d only just seen your wedding post!)