What was your favourite part of the day?
Erin - I'm not sure if I have a favourite part of the day it was all pretty great really - even in the rain. I think I probably enjoyed it more once the actual ceremony was over because then I could just relax and enjoy what was happening, seeing all our families and friends having fun.
Toby - The most memorable part of the day for me was seeing Erin walk down the aisle (although I couldn't actually see her until she was halfway up). I was expecting the day itself to be quite stressful and exhausting. Whilst it was certainly exhausting, it was anything but stressful. Despite the rain, everything seemed to run smoothly and it was lovely to see friends and family again.
Any tips for others planning a wedding?
If you're going to do a first dance have a bit of a practice beforehand. We had practised even though our dance was only a few minutes long but on the day realised that walking backwards with the dress on was quite difficult so had to change it last minute.
Have a pre-wedding/engagement photo shoot. It was really useful for us as neither of us had much experience in front of the camera and it meant on the actual wedding day we weren't worried about awkward poses or expressions and we weren't as self conscious in front of the camera.
Erin - It would have been useful for me if someone would have reminded me to relax and smile when walking down the aisle (they probably did but I didn't remember). I was a lot more nervous than I thought I would be and it was quite overwhelming having everyone looking at me especially as the way the church pews were positioned meant I couldn't actually see Toby until I was pretty much at the front next to him.
Anyone you'd like to thank?
We'd like to thank the mother of the bride for all the decorations in the church and hotel. She spent many hours making all the paper flowers and place names and helping with table plans among many other things. We would also like to thank the mother of the groom for organising the open-top-bus for all the guests. It was lots of fun even though it was raining and the bus leaked a bit. Just like to thank everyone for coming and making it such as special day and of course Maria for giving us such great photos to remember it by.
It really was such a special day and so much fun. Thank you so much for letting me share it!