We tried to keep it a secret as best as possible, but I’m delighted to announce that Sofia and I got married today:
(We’ll put the full photo album up tomorrow, so check back for the Flickr link)
We had a great day, inviting just a few family and friends to a short-but-very-sweet civil service at the registry office local to my family home in West London. Sofia used to live next door when we lived there, so it seemed only right to get married back in the neighbourhood where we first met.
It was also really great that Sofia’s aunt and step-father could make it, as their plane from Sweden was cancelled yesterday due to the terrorist alert. Fortunately they arrived onto the first plane into Heathrow this morning.
After the wedding my mother and Jean, a family friend, put on a lovely reception back at home. We feasted on meats, salads and ciabatta. The champagne flowed and I had the odd glass of orange juice. Then the sun came out and we enjoyed the afternoon in the garden. Friends popped in during the course of the afternoon, it was all very pleasant.
The day was simple and understated, but it’s how we wanted it to be. We couldn’t be happier.
(excuse me whilst I now go puke)
BTW, here’s some answers to questions people keep asking us:
- Sofia is keeping her surname
- We didn’t get married in a church cos we’re not religious
- There’s no honeymoon as we’re very busy at the moment with our moving plans
- Sofia isn’t pregnant (the cheek!), nor are we making any plans in that direction thankyouverymuch!