Monday, April 21, 2014

R is for ...

Renewal Ceremony - Huge, huge, huge, thanks to Mark and Ian who are going to lead our renewal ceremony - had confirmation from the RC church that I can't even have a blessing in a church - even though we've been married for 20 years ...... unless I go through the process of an annulment to Paul! And apparently it's not something that's likely to change in the foreseeable future. Why should I? He was a huge part of my life, albeit a short one. Thank God (not the church) for friends that'll help make it happen.
Rings - When Jeff's Mum, Angela, died, she left all her children some money. Now rewind to when we got married. We were pretty broke - some things never change - actually money was beyond tight! Jeff has bought me a ring when I agreed to marry him - not an engagement ring - and it was a sterling silver ring with an opal in the middle - reduced in a sale to  ........ £3.50! So when the wedding came round we bought each other wedding rings also made out of silver :) Didn't bother us, they are only symbols. So, Jeff decided, with some of Angela's money to treat us to new rings - a permanent reminder of her :) As we had been together 10 years by then he bought me a replacement non-engagement ring, a wedding ring and an eternity ring, and himself a wedding band. I still have to original rings on my charm bracelet. So my ring will be my eternity ring. Jeff's band broke a few years ago and he's not worn it since, so he's taken that to the jewellers to be repaired :)
RSVP - handmade these and sent them out with the Save the Date notices - they're for tomorrow obs!
Ring Cushion - for a beautiful Martha to hold. Already blogged about it on April 7th under F is for Flower-Girls - but here's the photo again to save you clicking around :)
Reception - Okay, so usually it's one evening in the UK, the night of the event. I know in other countries it's different, Dad and Sandra went to a wedding in Canada which went on for about 5 days! For our wedding we had a very small wedding ceremony and a beer tent in one of Jeff's sisters back gardens! Then a big disco in the evening for the world and his dog! This time we've taken over the venue for the whole weekend. So Friday night, Saturday night, and because it's a bank holiday, Sunday night as well!
Readings - At the time of going to press, so to speak, I haven't even though about what I'm going to say - but pretty sure it's going to be along the lines of thanking him for putting up with me and my loopy outlook on life LOL

6 comments:

  1. A renewal ceremony - what a lovely idea. I've not come across this before, Suzanne.
    I'm not RC but I accept what the Bible teaches, yet at the same time God knows your heart. Be still and know that He is God.

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    1. Thanks Fanny - and you're absolutely right xx

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  2. I've never heard of a reception/wedding lasting that long! And I went to a few big Italian weddings when I was a kid.

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    1. Ha! The Canadian wedding was an Italian affair:) xx

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  3. I've been a couple of renewal ceremonies. They are great and it brings the family and friends together for a party. That's always a good thing.

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    1. You know Lee, that's one of the most important things for me is having my family and friends with us :) x

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