It will be his second wedding. On February 29th 1980 he married the love of his life. ..and he was the love of her life. They were young and in love and a little crazy. They didn't tell anyone until a few days before. After all they'd lived together already for 7 years so it wasn't a big deal. They chose the 29th of February. That way it would be a bit special and they could have a big party every four years. She wore black and 6 inch heels with diamentes on the straps. He had long hair and a moustache. They invited a few friends around to their tiny flat, hired a marriage celebrant to say a few words, then took a case of champagne and went out to lunch. They couldn't afford rings so it wasn't a long service. They've been married for 28 years and have celebrated 7 anniversaries. One year they even bought wedding rings.
Some days she had regrets she hadn't married in a church.
Two months ago they were crossing the road in front of a church and he suddenly said "Let's renew our wedding vows". She said "well it's not the most romantic place to propose, but yes, and we could do it when we celebrate our anniversary on the 29th".
A friend invited them to spend a week with her at her holiday home in Port Douglas. It would be when they planned on renewing their vows. So she rang the vicar in Port Douglas and he said "yes he would be honoured to help". "I don't want any fuss" she said, " we'll just renew our vows and then share some champagne."
Today we fly to Port Douglas. Tomorrow my best friend will marry......... for the second time..and I'll be his bride...for the second time.
And just like last time we didn't tell anyone...until now.
UPDATE: I'm obviously so excited about this I posted it a day early in error. It is Thursday we fly to Port Douglas and on Friday 29th we will renew our wedding vows.
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE: I then set up a post called Cupcake Spectacular to release next week and accidently released it today . In trying to correct it I lost it. Some of you may see it in your rss reader but it isn't on my blog as I then pressed the wrong button and lost it.
AND YET: THERE'S EVEN MORE: Sarah at Readable Science kindly sent me the copy from her feeder and I will not need to retype the post for next week. Fanbloodytastic. Thanks Sarah