The day itself, and afterwards

Well, it came and went as predicted – very quickly! And what a day it turned out to be – nearly everyone we were hoping to see were able to make it, and it was wonderful to have all that support on the day. The whole process went amazingly smoothly, and everyone we spoke to said they were having a fantastic time. What more could we ask???

The groom’s rendition of “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” to accompany the first dance seemed to be well received, as was the duet with John on “Well, Did You Evah?” – but all were upstaged by young Jake Allen bashing out Take That’s “Shine”! Fantastic…

The venue was everything we’d hoped for and more; they took care of everything related to the catering for us. The band were outstanding, to say the very least – shame we’ve no more weddings to book them for. 🙂

Then on to the honeymoon: a week on the island of Sal, in the Cape Verde Islands. It was a peculiar place; very barren and windswept, with the resort complex huddled on the south shore – and lots of building developments in various places. Apparently they’ve had only the odd spot of rain for years, hence the barren landscape. But the beaches were lovely, and the sea was good if a tad wild. The resort had pools, bars and restaurants to beat the band – all serving pretty much the same thing, but it was pretty edible, and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

The high point of the holiday had to be when we took a cruise around part of the island on a luxury yacht – the “Sal Princess”. This boat was owned by an Englishman, and his skipper was also English – they had some tales to tell about how they came to be there. All in all, a good relaxing trip – apart from the flights, but that’s another story…

Anyway, all that remains is to say a huge THANK YOU to all the people who came along and helped us to make our special day even more special. We’ll be seeing you all soon – but in the meantime, check out the gradually expanding photo gallery – if you have some shots of the day you’d like to share, you should be able to upload them. And we’d love to see them!