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.
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.
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.
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.
Wedding photography by Emma Solley