Last week I mentioned that Mr Gertie and I were thinking about renewing our wedding vows when we were on our cruise (you can read why in ‘a new beginning’). However as I’m not yet back on my two feet following last year’s hip surgery we decided to put the vow renewal on hold.
Unfortunately Silversea must have got their wires crossed as once onboard the ship Mike, the cruise director, asked if we could meet with him to discuss finalising things for our renewal service.
We decided the best thing would be to explain to Mike that there had been a misunderstanding and regrettably we would not be renewing our vows this cruise. Alas this didn’t go to plan either !!
No sooner had our bums touch the lounge seats, Mike went into full flow with what had been arranged for our ‘big day’. When he asked if we had any questions Mr Gertie and I looked at each other and the same thought came into our heads. As they’ve gone to such a lot of effort that it would be disrespectful to cancel so we replied ‘no, everything seems perfect’.....
Once back into our suite panic set in; what to wear? Had I known we were getting married I’d have made something suitable. Thankfully, however I did have a spare dress that would do and Mr Gertie had brought an extra suit; who to invite? Mike had said we were to let him know the names of people we would like to attend so invitations could be sent out.
As luck would have it we made friends with two ladies who we thought might like to attend. They were delighted to be asked, and as they were travelling with another couple, we extended the invite to them too. We’d also made friends with another couple and their companion so invited them as well.
Along with our invited guests several of the ships officers and crew attended the service too, including my 'three bridesmaids....'
Once the service had finished we were then serenaded by two of the ‘Artists of Silversea’.
When we retired to bed there was a lovely surprise waiting for us from our butler and suite attendant.
Although it was a bit unexpected I’m so glad we did it.
Have a great week.
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