Double Wedding Anniversary Celebrations

When Steve and I got married two years ago we had two weddings.  This wasn’t necessarily our choice, but we started with a civil ceremony at the Registry Office in Exeter to sign on the dotted line and satisfy the authorities.

Signing the wedding registry

It was a nice ceremony.  We had some close family and friends in attendance and I surprised myself by crying while I was reciting my vows.  I somehow didn’t think it would be as moving as it was.

We celebrated our 2nd first wedding anniversary on Monday night with a Pure Protein meal of meat hors d’oeuvres followed with Hot Pink Turkey Pie a la Dukan.

Smoked salmon, roast beef and bresaola hors d’oeuvres

Then we watched Mousehunt and ate popcorn on our sofa.

Our second nuptial celebration was a Soul Wedding Ceremony conducted by a Humanist celebrant.  We had our ceremony followed by a fansastic meal and afternoon party at The Horse pub in Moretonhampstead.  They aren’t licensed, hence the civil ceremony the day before.

This ceremony included a handfasting and our celebrant Alison Orchard wrote our vows.  Beautiful words based on our love story and hopes for our marriage.

At the altar of our Soul Wedding

Tying the knot

Iintroducing the Schwakhofer-Coxon’s of Moretonhampstead

So last night, Steve and I went across the street to The Horse for our 2nd second wedding anniversary celebration meal.  And what a celebration it was, because Steve has reached his ‘target weight’ on the Dukan Diet.  We shared a bottle of Prosecco and feasted on a Char-grilled Beef Salad w/ Dolcelatte and Roasted Pears, followed by John Dory & Scallops sauced with cream.  A fabulous meal to celebrate our fabulous marriage.

On our way out to dinner

Wedding photography by Emma Solley

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