Having got changed at Ellens, dad dropped me off at the wedding venue before returning to collect Ellen and the bridesmaids. We met mum and Graham there, then went to my cousin's hotel room to get ready. Graham and I then walked back to the venue and took on our ushering roles and organised the distribution of button holes.
The wedding ceremony then proceeded with Ellen having to be handed tissues at frequent intervals by the woman conducting the ceremony.
Afterwards, we went outside for photos, then back into the village hall to wait for the meal to be ready. It was worth waiting for - parsnip and corriander soup, followed by spectacularly good sausages, with mash and veg and then a choice of apple pie or "chocolate squidgy cake" for dessert. Having a high potassium level, I opted for the apple pie on the basis that it was going to be a bit lower in potassium than the chocolate.
Then, of course, were the speeches and the cutting of the cake, then we made our way back through to the village hall for the evening entertainment - a DJ and Graham's band, 4ft Pimp.
My cousins Tom and Nick had booked a taxi for 10pm to take them to Maidstone East station and as I had to get back to the Royal London, I went with them. Unfortunately, this meant missing most of 4ft Pimp's set because I had to go back to the hotel to get changed.
The whole thing went amazingly smoothly though and I got back to the hospital at around 11:30pm.
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