I couldn’t imagine not having family and friends at a wedding. For many UK members the icing on the cake is the sealing in the temple, but feel wonderful that all family members whether LDS or not can enjoy and take part in a civil ceremony !
For me, it was lovely having all those people in our life that mean a lot to us, being able to share in the blessing and union of my self and my husband, seeing us get married and then enjoying and sharing a wonderful reception with family and friends that had travelled far and wide to be with us. Our day was wonderful and we are celebrating 28 years of marriage this year.
A few weeks ago we were able to watch our friends’ daughter marry her American LDS boyfriend here in England. The groom’s family came over to share their day with them and enjoy English hospitality at its best. They were married in an LDS chapel and then the reception was held at one of our leading historical houses. The location was fabulous and the Americans thought the day was fantastic with all the family