My Weekly Round Up, And A Beautiful Wedding

This week has been bittersweet; on a week with darkness and light I am going to celebrate the light and beautiful. And yesterday saw my not so little cousin Ben marry the love of his life Jessie in the most wonderful day , and the bride looked just stunning.

Weddings really are just the best opportunity to spend time with your loved ones. Life is so busy and being from a huge family means we don’t all get together as often as we should. And when we do I thank my lucky stars all these amazing people are in my life.

Wedding at Hylands House, Chelmsford

Wedding at Hylands House, Chelmsford

It was amazing to see our gorgeous Nan there too, her memory at times can be a little sketchy but yesterday she was in fine form and looking stunning, looking on with all of her family around her, and loving every minute. She is like a celebrity, bless her, everyone loves her so much and wants selfies taken with her, she is quite the expert now.

I often watch her and seeing her surveying the room, it must be incredible to be in such huge company and 40% of those people are there because of you. Because lets face it, had she not met our much-loved and missed Granddad none of us would have been born! They have a huge and beautiful legacy, and you really can see the pride in her eyes.

Wedding at Hylands House, Chelmsford

I am now sat in the car as we make our way back home after a manic couple of weeks and as I write my FB notifications are going mad, lots of lovely family shots of all the beautiful people I love, all sharing photos of a wonderful day and celebration. Most of my photos are on my camera, I can’t wait to get home and download them all.

And I want to leave by sending all my love to my family in Lincolnshire there are no words that would ever be enough. But saying nothing feel so wrong too. xxx,

Quite Frankly She Said
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28 Comments

  1. 12th March 2016 / 1:47 pm

    Your gran sounds fab! Love that she’s a pro at taking selfies.

    I’ve never really thought about how we are a legacy of our grandparents before, it’s true though. If our grandparents didn’t create our parents where would we be? or our cousins? I’m really going to think about this the next time I’m at a wedding.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      12th March 2016 / 9:26 pm

      Ah thanks Sam she is an incredible Lady, and yes we have them to thank for everything its a bit like sliding doors isnt it, another moment in time and things could be so very different x

  2. 12th March 2016 / 2:33 pm

    Oh a wedding! How wonderful! I just adore weddings, it makes me smile to see people so in love and happy.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      12th March 2016 / 9:27 pm

      I love weddings to such happy events, and thank you so much it is so lovely to see people feeling happy isn’t it?

  3. 12th March 2016 / 3:50 pm

    I love a good wedding! It sounds like a lovely day and bless your Nan for being there. Hope you have a lovely week x #happydays

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      12th March 2016 / 9:28 pm

      It was Kirsty and my gorgeous Nan had a wonderful day. And yes you have a fab week too x

  4. 12th March 2016 / 4:02 pm

    Sounds like something happened this week Sarah that wasn’t so good. Hope you’re alright xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      12th March 2016 / 9:29 pm

      Ah thank you Helen, yes not all news was good this week xx

  5. 12th March 2016 / 7:40 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful wedding, so good to get together with family. Glad you had a great time, and I’m gathering it was just what you needed with some darkness seeping into your week, too. Hope you’re OK x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      12th March 2016 / 9:30 pm

      Ah thank you, yes its been very black and white this week sometimes it makes it hard to know how to feel on weeks like this x

  6. 12th March 2016 / 7:47 pm

    I love a good wedding for bringing the whole family of different generations together. Sounds like it was a lovely wedding and your selfie taking Gran sounds fab too 🙂

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      12th March 2016 / 9:30 pm

      Thanks Emma, yes it was so lovely and the fact that Nan had a wonderful time made it more special x

  7. 12th March 2016 / 10:26 pm

    How fab that your nan takes selfies! It looks like an amazing wedding. Hope you had fun xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      12th March 2016 / 10:41 pm

      I know bless her, well she is more of a willing subject xx

  8. 13th March 2016 / 10:09 am

    I love family gatherings. It’s always a great time to catch up as they are all over the country. Weddings are slightly different but my Mum always organises the family parties at her house. Hers is the smallest house in the 30+ family. I always wish she made her brothers and sister host (massive houses!). We have a wedding coming up in August, luxury of a hall to go to. Can’t wait. Glad you had a good but all be it hectic time!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      13th March 2016 / 5:36 pm

      Thanks Karen, yes it is just wonderful to all get together and catch up when you don’t see each other very often and a beautiful venue made it all the more special x

  9. 13th March 2016 / 4:45 pm

    Hi Sarah, the wedding sounds beautiful and seeing your Nan be loved and treated like a celebrity. I wonder if it’s natural to sit and think ”if it weren’t for me?”.

    Continue focusing on the good and hopefully the dark won’t seem so bad.

    xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      13th March 2016 / 5:40 pm

      Ah thanks Debbie, yes I wonder, but it must be wonderful to sit and what what you have created with such love x

  10. 13th March 2016 / 9:28 pm

    It sounds like a beautiful gathering and it’s so lovely to celebrate something positive with your family around you.
    Reading this I thought about my grandmother who died a few years ago after reaching 87yrs. Grandparents are so very special, aren’t they?
    Have a lovely week and keep focusing on the light; the positive
    #wotw

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      14th March 2016 / 8:34 pm

      Ah Tracey yes they are so special, and thank you lovely you have a great week too x

  11. 14th March 2016 / 12:48 pm

    Gorgeous words Sarah. I am glad you had a lovely time with loved ones. Family is so important at times like this. Such gorgeous photos 🙂 xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      14th March 2016 / 8:37 pm

      Ah thanks Jess, yes it was wonderful and you are so right family is so important x

  12. 15th March 2016 / 11:02 pm

    What beautiful photos! It must have been a gorgeous day. I love what you have written about your nan, it’s so true and beautifully put

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      16th March 2016 / 8:34 pm

      Ah thank you Louise, it was a beautiful day so lovely to spend time with loved ones x

  13. 15th March 2016 / 11:49 pm

    It sounds like a tough week at times for you Sarah. But how beautiful does the wedding look. Not been to a good wedding in a few years, but we have a wedding to look forward to later this year. Hugs xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      16th March 2016 / 8:36 pm

      Tracey the wedding was gorgeous I just loved it, we had a wonderful time and yes we have another wedding too so exciting x

  14. 18th March 2016 / 9:12 pm

    Beautiful photos Sarah. Isn’t it amazing when you get all the family together. I saw lots of my family at my Nan’s funeral this week; hearing the celebrant read out the names of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren was just amazing really. I hope everything is okay with your family x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      19th March 2016 / 8:17 pm

      Ah thanks you Sian, I know its incredible the legacy our grandparents create isn’t it x

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