Saturday, 27 August 2011

Le mariage

It was a perfect day - and just what we wanted.  Small, simple and French. 

Graham and Livvy
G and O, ready to go to the Mairie

Mrs Blue-Eyes and Mr Brown-Eyes
Ready to leave for the Mairie - eyes very blue and very brown

Dad, Mum & Cam
My parents and C - taking photos before the wedding

The Mairie
The Mairie

With the Maire
I got a big hug from M Massat the Maire (photo courtesy of my Ma)

Self portrait after the wedding
Self portrait of my dress - after the wedding

At lunch - surrounded by wine glasses
At lunch - surrounded by wine glasses, and with my and O's flowers

Thank you to everyone who left blog comments and tweets with good wishes - Graham and I were so very touched to read  them, particularly because many of you feel like friends even though we have never met.

After the wedding, outside the Mairie
Outside the Mairie, after the wedding

We are headed back to the UK very soon, and once we are home I will be embarking on a wedding quilt.  Just as soon as I stop twiddling with my ring which I am now wearing on my left hand, after nearly nine years of wearing it on my right hand - it feels very odd.

Wedding ring

40 comments:

  1. So so pleased that you both got the day you wanted. You made a beautiful bride and you make a wonderful couple.Huge congratulations to you both and much much love xxxx

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  2. You both looked radiant and obviously very very happy! Congratulations! Xxx

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  3. Aw, looks like it was a beautiful day and you all look gorgeous. I've got a big cheesy grin just looking at these but I bet it's only about a tenth of the big cheesy grin you will have had yesterday!

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  4. You both look stunningly happy and wonderful in every way - your dress was beautiful! Congratulations, Nancy & boyf-no-more!

    I can't wait to hear more of the quilt. x

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  5. I've been in France all week with NO wifi and one the things I was desperate to find out was how your wedding went! It looks beautiful and simply gorgeous. All best wishes to you both. x

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  6. It looks so lovely - made me feel a bit teary looking at your happiness. Congratulations. :)

    And your dress is wonderful.

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  7. Hurray!! Many many congratulations and best wishes. What wonderful pictures, and you look absolutely glowing and gorgeous.

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  8. Huge congratulations and much love for a very happy married life together - your photos are absolutely lovely. My husband and I were together for 9 year before we married and while we always felt that logically it shouldn't have made any difference to how we felt about each other, it did, for the better. I hope you find the same!

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  9. You look beautiful and you both look so happy. Congrats. Hope you enjoy married life as much as I do, which is heaps and heaps.

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  10. it looks like a beautiful and magical day. congratulations xoxoxo

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  11. You all look so very happy - as I am for you. Congratulations!

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  12. You look lovely! I'm so pleased that you had the wedding you both wanted, you're both glowing with it.

    Can't wait to see the wedding quilt started...

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  13. What a joyous day! Many congratulations -- you both look so happy and glowing. Big hugs from across the big pond! :)

    Love,
    Ann

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  14. congratulations, looks like a wonderful day x

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  15. Congratulations Nancy. It's wonderful that you were able to have the wedding of your dreams. Your dress and also O's looked so lovely. Best wishes for many,many happy and contented years of marriage.

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  16. Congratulations! I just found your blog (via a friend's) and, in the aftermath of the birth of my second baby I read the whole thing - archives and all - and have been charmed and inspired. I wish you all the best in your marriage and all things.
    Also, I must say, I loved reading about your dawn hike. My guy and I went off camping in the week before our wedding (our version of a honeymoon) and it was such a great quiet reminder of all the lovely things.
    Can't wait to see your wedding quilt plans!

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  17. You have captured it perfectly. Lovely lovely lovely.

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  18. You both look so happy - and your dress is gorgeous! I wish you both all the very best for a long and happy life together. Very much looking forward to seeing the quilt!

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  19. What a lovely day. Thank you so much for sharing it - many, many congratulations.

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  20. Congratulations! I'm so pleased for both of you. It looked like a simply perfect day and you all looked very, very happy. L x

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  21. Congratulations to you both! So pleased it all went well, the photos are lovely and your dress turned out beautifully!
    xxx

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  22. You know all of blogland has been hanging out for this post to show up. Thank you for sharing your special day with us and huge congratulations to you both.

    You both glow.

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  23. Congratulations! Looks like the most perfect day! And such wonderful pictures.

    K x

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  24. Congratulations to you both - you both look radiant sending love to the new Mr & Mrs xxx

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  25. Lovely photographs of a very happy day, many congratulations to you both.

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  26. Congratulations, you look great!

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  27. HURRAH! Such sparkly happy people(sorry am late-been camping!-but this is the first thing I checked!!) You both look fabulous, amazingly happy and fabulous. Blimmin well done folks!!from both of us xxx

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  28. Huge congratulations to you both. Your photographs are super and you look lovely. It was obvious that you both had a very special day.

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  29. Congratulations!
    You all look as though you had a fabulous day.
    The dresses are just perfect x

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  30. I've been a 'lurker' for a while but I had to de-lurk and say congratulations! The dress is gorgeous and you both look so very happy!x

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  31. Félicitations à vous deux! Just back from France myself and so happy to see your lovely posts about the preparations and the day itself. As everyone else has observed, you both look so happy; truly glowing. Your beautiful dress and O's are wonderful too! Congratulations!

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  32. Congratulations, it looked a lovely day :)

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  33. Huge, hugecongratulations. What a gorgeous series of photographs! Your dress is beautiful and I love the simplicity of your day.

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  34. Congratulations. The photos does obviously not tell it all, but you looks so beautiful and happy, the dress(es), the location - everything looks stunning. And married life as I know it is great (most of the time ;-))!

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  35. Félicitaions to you both! Your dress looks wonderful Nancy.

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  36. Congratulations - you look lovely.

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  37. Félicitations et bonne chance pour votre futur ensemble!
    It looked a very happy & intimate day. I loved your dress & O's too - perfect. Looking forward to seeing the wedding quilt, perhaps you should sneek a little red satin in to satisfy O!

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  38. what fun! you looked gorgeous ~ I love the yellow sash! Congratulations. :)

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