Well, the day has finally arrived that you’ve been waiting (a long time, Jamie!) for. I hope your nerves aren’t getting to you too much.
I’m going to start this post by telling you how proud of you I am. I’m proud of you because you, Ang, are the world’s biggest people pleaser and today, your day is exactly that, YOUR DAY, exactly how YOU want it. You wanted it to be strictly close family only and you’ve stuck to your guns. You’ve been no Bridezilla either, in fact, not a lot of people are even going to know you are getting married until that Facebook status gets changed from Miss McBride to Mrs McKenna!
Of course, having a small wedding means that I’m not going to see you on your special day. I’m sad that I won’t be able to see you walking down the aisle but this isn’t about your soppy, cries at everything, friend. It’s about you and your Jamie and your happily ever after.
In saying that, it wouldn’t be right to write this blog post and not mention our friendship. Fifteen years of friendship to be exact. We started it off bonding over our babies. You were a teenage mum, like me, and I remember those early days, hours spent on the phone, even after a day at soft play with our girls, we put the world to rights in those phonecalls. We have shared the experience of having two daughters each and as much as those phone calls have lessened as our babies have turned into young women, I don’t feel our bond has lessened. You were a huge influence on me in those early days of motherhood and I’m thanking you for that. Our nights bonding over rosé wine should also be mentioned…giggles, tears and a shit load of singing, badly. Sliding down the Glasgow Concert Hall stairs on our bums because we had too much wine to walk down them has got to be up there in my top moments in life.
Your friendship means the world to me and I couldn’t be happier for you both.
So, take it all in, it doesn’t matter how big or small a wedding is, it goes by in a flash. Savour all the little moments. The glances from Jamie, your proud mum watching your dad give you away and your beautiful daughters by your side. Not many children get the honour of seeing their mum getting married and I know they’ll be beaming to share this experience with you.
I’ll be thinking of you the entire day and I have no doubt that our small group of friends, yourself , Heather and I, will celebrate your marriage over a few glasses of wine soon but for now I’ll raise my glass to you and your Jamie, I wish you both a world of happiness. I love you.