10 years to the day of their original wedding, John & Sharon renewed their vows at Cossington's beautiful All Saints Church with Rector Revd. Richard Hopkins.
I don't think he was old enough to have performed the original ceremony although I did hear a whisper that Sharon was wearing her original wedding dress. Despite Sharon sprinting off down the aisle without John, at the end of the service, the love they shared was apparent throughout the day. Tenderness, glances exchanged, the pride & love in John's face as he watched his wife dance with his father. Sharon looked stunning, Ella was a beautiful bridesmaid & Joe was an ultra-cool teenager who amazingly managed to be elusive whenever there was a camera around.
It was a beautiful day with the ceremony followed by a hog roast and music in the marquee in the garden.
Everyone had a relaxed time, assisted in no small part by John's great choice in drinks for his guests, but what struck me most was the warmth and friendliness of both families. For me the day encompassed everything that these occasions should- children running around getting out of breath, guests singing & dancing, laughing together and that closeness that comes from years of shared experiences.