Friday, 28 April 2006

A Happy Aniversary

Thankyou Donna I've used this one because when Kate was born the lilacs were all out .

A very Happy Anniversary, to Catherine and Martin.

 

Sixteen years ago, on a lovely sunny April day my daughter Kate and her fancee’Martin got married at St Augustine’s church, because her Father had died seven years previously, she asked his older brother John to give her away, John was delighted he had no children of his own, so said he’d be honoured , I left for the church with the bridesmaids Joanne ,my sister Jeans daughter and Martins sister Tracy ,we arrived at the Church  which had been beautifully decorated ,it was so lovely to see all the family waiting ,Then the organ strikes up and my lovely ‘baby’girl came into the church on her Uncles arm ,well all Mothers of the bride know that feeling ,or feelings ! there are a multitude of them ,She walked down the aisle to meet Martin ,who had been sitting quietly, sometimes chatting and joking with Tony his best ,I could see he was nervous ,naturealy,but when Kate  joined him at the alter their smiles were so heart warming ,both these kids had lost their Dads early in their lives and they had suported each other when they were younger  through that time, My dear Mother had died ,just three months prior to this so Catherine got married with her Nana's wedding ring .After a lovely service ,and the photographs had all been taken we all went ,to a nearby hall were we enjoyed a lovely meal together ,Then in the evening all the friends that hadn’t been asked to the main part came along ,for the evening ,where we all danced all night ,chatted to family ,Just had a lovely time .

Kate and Martin are still as steadfast in their love and lives together as they were ,obviously they have had ,setbacks ,but they have given me two very precious Grandsons in Matthew and Samuel,They now own their own house and work hard ,Iam so proud of them ,Ilove them dearly and am truly blessed .

     With love to every one   Jan  xxx

28 comments:

salonrose123 said...

Happy Anniversary to them both!  It sounded as if you all had a great day.  I too got married without my father there, my uncle - my mum's eldest brother - gave me away.

sugarsweet056 said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KATE & MARTIN!
Have a great wkend.
Hugs, Sugar

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan,what a lovely entry today for Kate and Martins Special Day.Happy wedding Anniversary to you both and hope theres many more Happy Healthy ones to come.It was such a Happy occasion,something to look forward to after losing our Mum.The graphic above is good ,the basket of lilacs,I remember Mrs Randal bringing you some when Kate was born.Have a good weekend.....Love Jeanx

ally123130585918 said...

Happy Sixteenth Anniversary Catherine and Martin ~ may you share many more together ~ Jan sounds like you had a wonderful day as did all your family ~ The Photo's are great and the day looks bright and sunny ~ how lovely she used her Nana's wedding ring ~ Ally

msecz said...

What a beautiful wedding and I wish them a happy anniversary and many more to come... You all looked so happy and pretty in the pictures..... What beautiful memories of the special day you have.
Sandra

edwardssoapy said...

Jan what a lovely entry. Happy sixteenth anniversary to Catherine and Martin. Hope you have many more wonderful years together.

Leigh xxxx

jules19642001 said...

happy aniversary to Catherine and Martin..............Jules xx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/jules19642001/Itsmylife/

sdrogerson said...

Children are a real blessing ;)

stijoan said...

LOVELY PICS. I ESPECIALLY LIKE NUMBER 7 WHERE YOU AND CATHERINE ARE LOOKING AT EACH OTHER. LOVE JOANNE

kaydeejay5449 said...

It is such a wonderful blessing when our children marry someone we can embrace and love as much as we love our own.  You are blessed!  Congratulations to them and to you!

Kathy

wobblymoo said...

Happy Anniversary to them both!!!

aniracj said...

Lovely entry Jan, but I have got tennis neck again, lol!!! Have done for a few days now, but as wimbledon is not far away I suppose I can use it to practise!

haileen2003 said...

Wow! Look at you 'Lady in Red'...
and what lovely Memories of the Day.

mllevl said...

Happy Anniverary to them!! Kate looks lovely and so do you in your red outfit. Were you the inspiration for the song........Lady in Red.   Eve

jeadie05 said...

Actually the colour I'm wearing is called burnt orange lol.........Jan

labdancer51 said...

Lovely photos Jan, thanks for sharing them with us. Your dress is lovely and what a gorgeous colour too.:o)

Sandra xxxx

oddb0dkins said...

Nice pics Jan, happy anniversary to the happy couple. B. x

kategshepherd said...

Thank you mum and everyone else who has sent their best wishes to us. We have had a lovely day and lots of people keep ringing etc to give their wishes. I love Martin as much today as i did back then and have grown even more in love with him with keeping. I don't think i will trade him in yet as still trying him out to make sure i want to keep him. He has given me love and support for always and two wonderful boys whom i adore. He works so hard for us all and sometimes i think he could do better but he says he loves me so much so therefore we are gonna grow old and wrinkly together, but most of all stay happy. Lots of love to everyone. Have a lovely weekend. xxxxx

jmoqueen said...

Awwww happy wedding anniversary Kate and Martin :-)  What a lovely entry and super photos xx

jlocorriere05 said...

Happy anniversary to Kate and Martin, may they have many more happy years together! Jeannette.  

madcobug said...

Happy Anniversary to Catherine and Martin. Thanks for sharing their wedding pictures. They were beautiful. Helen

faircolleen said...

Happy Anniversary Catherine and Martin. . .I loved looking at your wedding photos.Isnt it nice to look back on them. The one of you and your daughter is lovely Jan.

cacklinrosie101 said...

How sweet!  It is so wonderful to hear of a marriage that survives and thrives over the years.  A big Happy Anniversary to Kate and Martin!  You really should be a proud mum...HUGS  Chris

jaymact1 said...

Happy Anniversary Catherine and Martin, Lovely pictures on a lovely day. You have not changed at all and still as slim. Love Joan.

icklemisssexpot said...

Happy Anniversary to them both :o) I asked my mum to give me away when i got married as my dad had died the previous year...She also gave my younger sister away when she got married   Caff xxx

frdbrow7 said...

Aw - I love looking at wedding photos - you look gorgeous Jan. I thought your outfit was a bright, deep pink - but you say burnt orange - looks lovely.  Now we need to see your wedding pics Jan ;-)

Many congratulations to the happy couple! :-)

Freda

siennastarr said...

Jan, you sound so proud of your daughter, and your grandchildren!  I know how you feel about being proud as they walk down the aisle.  I have only experienced it with my son's so far.. not my daughter.. not yet.  I imagine I will be a tearful wreck when that day comes!

Hugs,
Jackie

wldconnie said...

Weddings are wonderful aren't they and it is lovely that the lucky couple are still together and still in love. I am a great believer in marriage altho' my family have not had much luck in that direction.Love Conniex