be no carriage. So, as far as everyone else knew, we were walking.When it was time, Diane’s assistant took everyone out of the Yacht Club
and out into the sunshine to walk towards the gazebo if they were
guests, and through the Yacht Club to be stationed if they were
bridesmaids or parents, ready for the aisle walk. Diane kept me, my dad
and my two nieces back. She said she needed the girls for the flowers.
So as the rest of the bridal party were directed to go out the back of the
Yacht club whilst me, Dad, and my two nieces were held back.
My dad looked at me and my nieces. He
had no idea why we were not going with them too. Diane smiled and said,
“Let’s get this show on the road” then winked at my dad.
We started to walk toward the exit after the lobby was emptied of everyone associated with our wedding.
I even had Diane’s lovely assistant helping with my train. She was brilliant. In the photographs above I think I was thanking people for their congratulations in the lobby.
actually have tears welling up in my eyes. You cannot imagine, how that one piece of equipment can make you feel. It
was there, in the drive, waiting for me. Waiting for us. Waiting to
take me to make my dreams come true. I looked at my dad and he had tears in his
eyes. I’ve only seen my dad cry a few times in my life, and those have
been very bad times indeed. I knew how he felt now. For me, all of the bad
times and all of the sad times seemed like a lifetime away.