People often say that their wedding day was the best day of their life. There is something truly special about making promises and pledging love to another in front of those closest to you. It is not easily forgotten.
We never tire of talking about our weddings, many of us got married following the war when rationing was still in place and celebrations had to be scaled down to account for this. But regardless of the shortages and limited resources we all remember our wedding day as very special.
The excitement of taking that first step together, not knowing what the future will hold but knowing that whatever it throws at you, you’ll have each other.
We need very little encouragement to tell our wedding stories, so you can imagine our delight this week when we entered the lounge to find a treasure trove of wedding paraphernalia. There were wedding dresses, veils, flowers and jewellery, all very beautiful.
We talked about the Queen’s wedding to Prince Phillip in 1947, remembering where we were at the time and how the country celebrated the occasion. We remembered the wedding of Prince Charles to Diana and the enormity of the celebration. And we remembered our own weddings and the wedding anniversaries that followed. It was a wonderful walk down memory lane that brought smiles to the faces of everyone in that room.
The smiles later turned to laughter as we tried on the jewellery and the veils, posing for the camera, we were even treated to a wedding dress fashion show by the care team.
We had a wonderful time, reminiscing about such happy memories really lifts the spirits and makes you realise how lucky we all are to be living in an environment that enables us to have days like this one.