steel wedding anniversary
”Bells will ring, the sun will shine, I’ll be his and he’ll be mine. We’ll love until the end of time and we’ll never be lonely anymore. Because we’re goin’ to the chapel and we’re, gonna get married”.
When I asked George if there was anything he’d do differently if we got married again he said ‘nothing’ then added ‘except I’d invite all the people who are special to us now that we didn’t know then‘.
I love the orange gerberas and purple irises we chose for our wedding flowers yet it has never before occurred to me to try growing them at the allotment. I have several other flower seed packets for sowing in February but wouldn’t it be lovely to pick an anniversary posy from our own garden next year.
I always smile to myself when I think about our wedding cake. Back in 1998 a custom made purple chocolate cake would have cost £400. What! That’s what we thought too so we set about making our own cake despite many a raised eyebrow and murmurings of insanity. ‘You have made a wedding cake before haven’t you?‘ people asked. ‘No‘ we said and each time someone nervously bit their lip in response our resolve became stronger! It may have looked a bit odd but we loved it and most importantly the chocolate cake tasted delicious.