Sunday, 10 July 2011

Wonderful Wedding

On Saturday we celebrated the wedding of our son Jonathan to Naomi. It was a brilliant occasion with the weather mostly fine, even sunny at times, and with only one downpour. The service was at St. Michael's Church, Hernhill in Kent and led by Rev'd Jean Burrows. I had the privilege of preaching - an awesome privilege - and the worship was led by Richard James.

But the focus was on 'Jon and Nay'. Naomi was breathtakingly beautiful as she made her entrance to the Sarabande from Handel's Third Oboe Concerto, and Cazz and I were hugely proud parents as both our sons stood at the front of the church, Andrew as Jonathan's best-man.  And the mother of the groom looked stunning!

The reception at Mount Ephraim was all that we hoped for with fine food and wine, and excellent speeches made on the staircase by Naomi's Mum, her Dad, Naomi herself, Jonathan, and Andrew. None were too long, but Andrew was the star of the show. Dancing followed to the live music of The Swinging Little Big Band.

The happy couple stayed at a local hotel and flew off to the Republic of Ireland on Sunday afternoon. The wedding photos are beginning to come through and we can't stop talking about it so I guess we'll continue to live in the goodness of this joyful happening for a while yet.