Well Friday just passed was my daughters wedding day to her best pal Matt, they were married ten years to the day since they first went out together.
Matt asked me 14 months ago could he marry my daughter Sam & I agreed on the spot with a big YES. I was asked to not say a word to Sam as Matt hadn’t even spoken to her about it. But when he did ask her there was no hesitation from her in saying Yes as well.
The pair of them then spent the following 14 months meticulously planning their wedding day and every detail great & small was looked into & agreed upon. The last couple of months though were quieter as they had already completed most of the planning earlier in the count-down.
The hen party was first with all the girls having an ‘it’s a knockout’ event before heading off into Manchester for a couple of drinks & a meal. Then it was the turn of the stag do with a trip to Chester Races & a final flourish of food & beers in Manchester. Both events were a success & a big thank you must go out to all those that attended as well as those that planned the days for both Sam & Matt, you did them both proud.
I’ve been a lucky father today as for the first time in a couple of years I’ve had all four out my children with me this afternoon at my daughters for a BBQ on Father’s Day.
As well as celebrating with my four little darlings, I’ve had one son-in-law to be (just under six weeks to go to the wedding), one grandson, one daughter-in-law to be (just under twelve months until the wedding) all sat at the same table for tonight’s tea. The only one missing was my son’s girlfriend who is away at university in Bradford.
Matt had cooked up an absolute delightful Father’s Day BBQ with burgers, sausages, salmon & slow cooked pork on offer. My daughter and grandson will never go hungry being married to this man as he can certainly cook.
Father’s Day gifts this year included new tee shirts, a bottle of Jack Daniels, wine gums, money and a book about life growing up in my home village of Timperley in the 1930’s called Timperley Boy.
The next time we’ll be altogether will be in just under six weeks at Sam & Matt’s wedding.
But before celebrating Father’s Day with my gang we also had my dad and father-in-law to visit and celebrate Father’s Day with them.
My daughter Sam is due to marry the man of her dreams Matthew this summer in Timperley.
The clock is now counting down to the wedding day & we are all looking forward to putting our best clothes on & helping celebrate their marriage.