Sunday, October 12, 2008

in retrospect

"I am here alone for the first time in weeks, to take up my "real" life again at last. That is what is strange - that friends, even passionate love, are not my real life unless there is time alone in which to explore and discover what is happening or has happened." - May Sarton


Mark and I looked at each other on Friday and said, "What just happened?" But it was the best sort of what-just-happened I have ever had! For more than two weeks we have been going solid, and it occurred to me this morning that I needed to sit and write it down before I began to forget things. Although everyone said our wedding would be a blur, I remember everything. The only thing I don't completely remember was walking down the aisle, but that was because I was too overcome with the emotion of seeing all of those beloved faces at once to concentrate on anything in particular. Then I got to Mark and I was calm again. The part I was the most afraid of was the part that was the easiest. Looking into his eyes and saying our vows was the most natural thing in the world.

I won't go into all of the details now. Mom has just gone to pick up the pictures from our photographer (these are pictures friends took) and then I will show you how perfect my bouquet was and how I couldn't stop smiling all day. I'll tell you about having the never-ending celebration and how our family and friends outdid themselves in the 'participation' part of the wedding. I'll tell you how it was the very best day/ weekend of my life so far! I can't wait to catch up - I've missed you - we have a lot to catch up on!

Here are a few pictures. I hope you like them! So... how have YOU been?

18 comments:

Vivienne said...

i can't tell you how many times i've come by here this week, i've just been so excited to hear how it went!!
i send you a hundred congrats and a hundred hugs.

what a beautiful couple you are and those melting candle's are so gorgeous! thanks for sharing the pictures meg, i love 'em!

Lady Quercus said...

You look fantastic! I love the wax dripping off the candles. Can't wait to see more. Congratulations.

Choookooloonks said...

You look beautiful!

On our way in a few weeks to the tiny fishing village on the English coast that *my* husband is from. I'll think of you while there!

K.

caroline : my pocket said...

Congratulations Meg! The place you chose looks so beautiful and you and Mark look so gorgeous, all beaming. :) Lovely! Can't wait to hear more. Best wishes to you both xx

Elizabeth Harper said...

Oh...I was tickled to see these pictures tonight. You both look beautiful! I've been wondering how it all went. It looks like a good weather day as well.

I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures and hearing the details.

pERiWinKle said...

How am I? These days are ALL about YOU!!! and Mark!!! And we want to hear everything!!!

You looked beautiful! Sounds as if it was more than your dreams...perfect!

Enjoy this very very special time as Mrs...giggle* it's so exciting! xx

chocolate covered musings said...

*gorgeous*

can't wait to see/hear more about it

xo
-leonie

Brandi said...

you look radiant!!! so happy for you!

Mardougrrl said...

What a gorgeous wedding! A million congratulations and thank you for sharing your pictures!

Diane said...

I don't comment much here but I read your blog all of the time. I just wanted to say congratulations to you both! You both look amazing and you my dear are glowing!!

Wishing you much happiness from another part of Canada.

Diane

mtnchild said...

You two make such a charming and lovely couple. Much happiness!
Yvette

Susannah said...

oh my love, you look so beautiful! i can't wait to hear all the details and actually, i really think you should come to Bath and tell me over lunch ;-) xx

enchantedartist said...

How truly beautiful! I can't wait until you share more too...

Enjoy these days...:)

xo

chest of drawers said...

Photos atlast!!! Looks like an enchanted wedding - love to you both!

Goddess of Leonie said...

hola beautiful soul....
OH! OH! OH!
*congratulations* darling soul... big big congratulations :)
Your day looks absolutely divine... a celebration of LOVE and LIFE... just as it should be, you know?
And you know what else is funny? I'm starting to read your words with an English accent in my head ;)
I hope you are nestling back into your life, and soaking up the preciousness and rarity of your last few weeks...
Big angel hugs and kisses to you hon
Leonie
xoxoxoxoxo

pen* said...

{beautiful}
can't wait to see and hear more xx

daisies said...

magical, it all looks absolutely magical in that way only love can be ~ and you are stunning, gorgeous and beautiful :) can't wait to see and hear more ~ smooches!! xox

Ursie B said...

Congrats! Sounds like a perfect day! You look radiant.