OUR WALT DISNEY FAIRYTALE WEDDING [SERIES]: WEDDING DAY – THE AISLE
tug from Cinderella’s ponies we headed off on the last part of our
journey to the front of the gazebo. Dad was smiling so much and he
asked me if I was ready. We laughed about it because my mum always said
that if people had doubts before their weddings, they should just walk
away. I imagined me hijacking the ponies, screaming “Yee-haw”and
heading off along the Boardwalk at top speed like Julia Roberts in The Runaway Bride (but without her body, hair or millions). I hasten to add that I had no doubts, whatsoever. I couldn’t wait to be married.
We get closer and Misty is snapping away with Nelio, and we are grinning
like Cheshire cats. I give dad a kiss on the cheek and we reach the
We mounted the lawn and although I don’t remember seeing anyone but my
dad as we pulled onto the grass, there were people on their balconies
watching! I am so grateful to Misty for taking shots like these because
they fill in the gaps for me. Mum said there were about 200 people watching the
ceremony from their balconies! I saw no one. I suppose that’s how
focused you become, wrapped up in the centre of your own, magical
aisle music. I chose “Southampton” from the Titanic soundtrack,
conducted by James Horner. I chose this because we both live in
Southampton where the Titanic sailed from, and it sounded perfect the moment I heard it.
For a very long time I
had chosen “Remember When” by Leanne Rimes because of the lyrics, but when I really thought about it, no-one
was going to be listening to the lyrics that were in the song and so it
wouldn’t matter….Southampton is beautiful.
I’m not a person with a great deal of confidence in herself. However,
every time I heard Southampton play on my iPod at the gym before the
wedding (when all the mad running and weight training took place to make
sure I would get into my dress on the day) I felt my heart and my confidence soar.
It was the piece of music for me….