Last friday saw my last wedding of 2011, and it could not have been a nicer wedding to end the season with.
Claire and Maurice were married in Santo Cristo Church in Marbella at 4pm and then went onto the Gran Hotel Benahavis for their wedding reception.
Over the last 10 months or so, I have really got to know Claire. She is an amazing person and I have never seen a bride make so much effort with her wedding. She made every single thing herself, from Unity Candles to favours to childrens goody bags. Her color scheme was purple, and her reception looked amazing. I so admire her for this.
I´m a huge romantic, and every wedding brings a lump to my throat, but I normally manage to control myself and maintain my dignity. However, at this wedding, I couldnt contain myself and I was a blubbering idiot standing in the corner hoping nobody would see me. Thankfully the only person to see me was Claire´s Mum who happened to be blubbering to, so we just hugged one another and blubbered together. I simply couldnt help it, Claire had been emotional all day, and I could soo feel the love between Claire and Maurice and her family. It was the father and daughter dance that set me off, but I think I would have to be made of stone not to have got emotional.
I feel so priviledged to have been part of Claire and Maurice´s wedding day, and I know we will stay in touch.
During the speeches, Claire gave me a present and a card that I just have to share with you. She put so much effort into everything, even my thank you card. I dont know where she had it made, but it is fantastic.