Friday, September 26, 2008

WE'RE MARRIED!!!!!

Hi all! I'm sorry I haven't been able to blog. As you know, I moved out of my flat last Wednesday week. The days leading up to the wedding were manic, despite my best efforts at preparation and organization. (Remind me to tell you about baking the cake.)

The wedding last Friday we beautiful. After 4 months of rain and grey and utterly shit weather, the sun broke through and we we had absolutely spectacular weather. My bridesmaids were fantastic, and as we walked to the church with all our flowers, me on my father's arm, I felt like a queen. (Looked like one, too. Might as well be honest.)

The service was lovely. Even the minister said it was the nicest wedding she'd ever presided. The light was blazing in through the stained glass, and all the church was aglow with autum flowers and amber light. I will post photos as soon as I have some. I, obviously, wasn't taking pictures, so I don't have any off my own camera to upload.

The reception was a blast, and by 11 pm the dancing was getting very silly indeed. I got thrown from person to person during Cotton-eyed Joe until I passed out, and Pirate's sea-faring friends did some very inappropriate things with his mother. Oh, and I have to tell you about the paper airplanes!

During dinner Pirate began writing his speech (nothing like a little preparation, is there?). He had a pad of paper, which promptly got confiscated by his mates for paper airplanes, which were thrown all over the room. There were dozens of them going back and forth, landing in people's food, the candles, hitting people in the head, etc. It was a great laugh. Then when it was time for speeches, when Pirate stood up the entire room threw all their paper airplanes at him, as well as a few napkins and anything else they could lay hands on. It was absolutely hilarious. Despite having the air of complete spontenaity, we found out later that my dad had orchestrated the whole thing during dinner with a particularly effective game of 'telephone'!

Anyway, now that i'm back online I'll have lots more stories to tell, and hopefully some pictures soon.

Married life is great! xoxooxoxox

24 comments:

Frobisher said...

Congratulations!

Ezri said...

I'm so happy for you :) It definitely sounds like it was a perfect day- which is as it should be :) I can't wait to hear all the stories- especially the cake!! And you know, of course, that I will now have to address all of your letters to Mrs. Pirate....

Belladona said...

Hurrah! How lovely.

Gordie said...

I am very, very, very happy for you both.

Geosomin said...

Well hooray!
I'm so glad it went so well...
The paper airplanes sound hilarious :)

ziggi said...

I need to see evidence!


Love to you both
xxxx

ziggi said...

Just been to Hamish's

your dress! Spectacular! You looked beautiful and much nicer than the Queen.

helena said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So glad you had the perfect day...wishing you the perfect married life to go with it!! hxx

ps. can't wait for the photos!

Valerie said...

Congratulations & many happy years to you both — what a relief and a delight that things went as you'd hoped.

Mr Farty said...

Wow, congratulations Mr & Mrs Pirate!

Mrs. Chaucer's Pirate said...

Hello everyone!

Sorry I had to bin your comment, Hamish. I'm pretty strict about anonymity around here, and your link had our real names. Is there any way that I can nick a couple of those photos and put them up over here? (Watermark in tact, of course.)

Thanks for all your lovely wishes. You've all been such great friends i really do want to share all this with you as much as possible. Like the song said, everything's coming up roses!

Dave said...

Huzzah!

オウム said...

MCP, glad to hear married life is good.

It really was a fantastic wedding but please accept my apologies about the paper aeroplanes... although it was your husband who brought the pad of paper to the table!

Hamish's phots are great... ...can't wait to see the rest.

Mrs. Chaucer's Pirate said...

???, do NOT apologize for the paper airplanes! They were BRILLIANT. Even my mother thought it was funny, and that's saying something!

realdoc said...

Congrats CB does this make you the Keira Knightly of the blogosphere?

Mrs. Chaucer's Pirate said...

Realdoc! Hello! I've missed you. and NO, this does not make me the KK of the blogosphere. For one thing, I know how to CLOSE MY FUCKING LIPS!

CompuNerd said...

Welcome to married life. I wish you both health annd happiness for a lifetime and beyond. It is a great feeling to find that one person who makes you whole. There is nothing else like it. Trust me, I know.

FirstNations said...

mainly i've been giggling like a big sad doofus whenever i think of how wonderfully everything has turned out for you. i have the pic of you at the altar with pirate up on my background-hamish did the most spectacular job I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE THE REST!!!-and, dang. probably a good thing that i wasn't able to show up for the reception; it sounds like my kinda party!!!!!!!!!!!!


*still giggling*

Donn Coppens said...

Wonderful. This has been a lovely journey to have followed. I wish the two of you happiness, health, and a wonderful adventure.
Make it happen.

Sal said...

congratulations!!

pleite said...

Congratulations to you both.

llewtrah said...

Congratulations!!!

patroclus said...

Ohh, I'm so late to the fray (having a baby seems to have that effect) but congratulations, I'm absolutely delighted for you and the Pirate! Wishing you a very long and very happy life together.

Barry Gibb said...

Congratulations!!!