Lizzie, Jamie and Their Flower Girl


Attending a wedding alone as a recently separated single parent was never going to be easy. There’s the struggle of trying not to joke about divorce (I didn’t – hoorah!) and the worry that actually, are you going to be hugely cynical about weddings now and look at the day with a weary sense of ‘been there, done that, got the divorce’?



Luckily I didn’t, I had just the same appreciation of weddings as I’ve always had (and that’s not just the free booze talking). Even more appreciation perhaps, as despite mine and Will’s relationship coming to an end after a great 10 years I still believe in everlasting love, happy ever afters and saying ‘I do’.

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This wedding was always going to be very special as Lizzie was not only marrying the love of her life – who she met on, there’s hope for me yet! – but Elfie was to be a flower girl with her second cousin Emily. We had been practicing for weeks, learning how to dance and twirl, looking up flower girl dresses.

She was absolutely brilliant, somehow knowing to whisper in the church, asking “is this the party now mummy?” as we sang the hymns, delighted in having her photograph taken and generally looked her lovely beautiful self. I was very very proud of her.

My cousin Lizzie looked amazing; I’m a huge fan of wedding dresses and hers was spectacularly beautiful.

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Hux was a dapper little thing in his bowtie, too. He refused to sleep all day so got a little fraught towards the end but just look at his face – you can forgive him anything! He spent most of the reception trying desperately to escape out the marquee doors.

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And as for me, well I drank too much wine, danced with my dad (who also drank too much wine… it’s genetic you see), took hundreds of photographs and had a thoroughly brilliant time.

Here’s to true love, to Lizzie and Jamie, to happy ever after and the two little loves of my life.

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  1. melanie wrote:

    Hux’s little face gets me everytime you post! Looks like fun was had by all, lovely x

    Posted 8.19.13 Reply
  2. Looks like a wonderful wedding, and thumbs up for still believing in love.

    – From one singlemom in DK to another…

    Posted 8.19.13 Reply
  3. HonestMum wrote:

    What a beautiful wedding, you darling look STUNNING and your kids are too gorgeous for words! Don’t lose your belief in love. You will meet the next love of your life xx

    Posted 8.20.13 Reply