Saturday, 14 January 2012

The McWestie Wedding Photo album 7th January 2012

Today was the day when two hearts became one!

We had been planning our wedding for weeks and the day had finally arrived.  The setting was the magnificent Westieminster Abbey. The guests had arrived and had been shown to their seats by our pal and usher @GuntherGrunts

Bridesmaids Indra (@Indra_the_dog) and Millie (@westymad) looking splendid!

Jack (@JackMcWestie) and Coco (@coco_boylovett), all kitted out in their McWestie tartan kilts! I am so pleased Jack managed to persuade Coco to wear one. They both looked so dapper and handsome!

I was so nervous when I arrived at the Abbey with Henry (@henryandfriends) but when I saw Jack waiting at the alter all my nerves just faded away.

The organ started and I glided down the aisle to the floating chords of Ava Maria to my waiting Jack.  I could hear the gasps from my friends who had joined us at the Abbey and I felt uplifted and blessed that so many of our friends were there. The Barkbishop of Westieminster asked who was to give this Westie to this Westie and Henry replied that it was he.

Henry passed my paw to Jack and we stood in front of the Barkbishop. The Barkbishop asked everyone to stand to sing 'All Things Bright and Beautiful.'

It was then the moment we had been waiting for ... time to exchange our vows. We promised to love, honour and cherish each other for ever.  I could hear sniffles coming from behind me and became carried away on a tidal wave of emotion. At one point @Dexter_the_pug got so carried away by the emotion of it all that he called out 'I will!' Coco passed the rings to us and we slipped them onto each other's paws.

When we were pronounced husband and wife, the Abbey erupted in cheers. As we signed the register with our two witnesses Coco (@coco_boylovett) and Baxter (@Baxter_man) we were serenaded by The Hamster Choir, who had been trained by @theGObros They were amazing! Jack and I then left the Abbey to the sound of The Trumpet March.

It was then time for photographs in the gardens before getting into our carriage to drive to The Dogchester Hotel for our reception.

Group photo! Note how sweet our little flower-girl Winnie looks, there she is standing with her mum Keely (@Keely_Bobs) and dad Thomas (@PuppyNumber7)

The speeches were emotional and towards the end of the evening Baxter slipped an envelope into Jack's pocket. Jack whispered to me what was inside and I just couldn't believe it! We then danced the night away to tunes by Lexie  (@Dogstoyevsky) our pal and DJ extraordinaire. Our friends had put in special requests for romantic tunes for us and our first dance was to 'Eternal Flame.'

Baxter and me posing outside!

Oh in case you were wondering what was in the envelope from Baxter ...the envelope contained tickets for an all expenses paid honeymoon to The Maldives!

And that my friends is a whole new chapter ...

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