It’s official!

It’s official!

Hi there,

Thanks for popping in!

Just got back from the most wonderful weekend ever.

We had the absolute best time! The sun was shining, our friends and family came together,

– and we tied the knot! Signed, sealed and delivered!

So it’s official. Dave and I are husband and wife (I shall be keeping my GRAY name though).

Didn’t have a phone on me, nor an Ipad – nothing. Just an exquisite hat made by Mandy, and a beautiful bouquet of handmade paper flowers made by Rebecca. Living in the Craft World certainly has its benefits! You know what they say : it’s not what you know – it’s WHO you know!! And I know some very clever ladies! More shall be revealed when the photos roll in.

For now, I would like to thank everybody who helped make our wedding day such a wonderful occasion. There are moments I will lock in my heart forever. And those that were there know what I mean.

Time to have a cuppa, and reflect….

Love & Hugs,



133 thoughts on “It’s official!

  1. Congratulations! You did it! I keep doing a double take as your Mark is the spit of my nephew! Enjoy your reflecting. The flowers were stunning ! X

  2. Congratulations Barbara and Dave. Pleased you had a lovely day. You will have made memories which you will cherish forever. Janet, Raymond and Gareth xx❤️❤️

  3. Many, many congratulations to you both. I am sure you will have a wonderful future together. You both look so happy gathered with your family.

  4. Beautiful photos. Your dress is stunning and you both look so happy and relaxed. Congratulations x

  5. Such a beautiful bride and handsome groom. You all look so wonderful and happy. Congratulations and wishing you a long and happy life together. Hugs from Canada 🇨🇦

  6. Dearest Barbara and Dave, what a whirlwind weekend, full of love, joy, romance and memories. We shall cherish those precious hours for a very long time. We wish you all the best of what there is now and the best I What is to come. With all our love, Hazel & Steve xxxx

  7. Many congratulations to you both! Wishing you love,luck and happiness for the future. Barbara you look simply beautiful in these photos, happy days 😊. Xx

  8. How lovely you both look very happy and loving the hat.
    Wishing you both the very best for the future.
    Love Jules xx

  9. You look beautiful Barbara and Dave you look so handsome. Congratulations. Can’t wait to see the photos.

  10. Congratulations to you both! How happy you all look and the photos are stunning. I can’t wait to see the rest.
    Thank you so much for sharing on the day after your wedding! I am sure that I speak for others when I say how much we appreciate it.
    Lots of love for a wonderful, happy future. Annette X

  11. Hi Barbara and Dave
    You looked stunning your dress is just perfect
    Perfect weather wish you all the happiness in the world .
    You both look so happy

  12. You did it. Congratulations and lots of love to you both. So happy for you and am looking forward to the photos. You look fabulous and glowing with happiness.
    X Chris

  13. All sounds amazing photos are wonderful you look so happy beautiful and of course Dave handsome. So pleased all went so well . And the best is yet to come . Lots love xxx

  14. Congratulations to you both. Wishing you many, many fantastic years to come filled with lots more memorable moments. Glad your special day was a success. Xx

  15. Don’t you both scrub up well! Seriously you look wonderful with love and happiness shining all around. Look forward to seeing more pics when you can and love the fact that crafting was part of the day with your special bouquet and hat!

    Wishing you both the best of everything always.
    Hugs xx

  16. Congratulations to both of you. Your happiness radiates through those lovely photos and you both look stunning. Lots of love and very best wishes for the future. Xx

  17. Congratulations to you both!! A perfect day for a perfect couple, now to continue the journey through life together. Love the hat & the flowers, it’s good to know some crafty people!! Looking forward to seeing more pictures in due course x

  18. Congratulations from a warm and sunny Lanzarote! You look beautiful, Dave scrubs up well & everyone looks very happy especially the bride & groom xx

  19. Congratulations from me to – you look such a happy couple, almost makes me want to do it again, LOL.

  20. You looked stunning Barbara and radiant
    Dave scrubbed up well too 😂😂😂
    May you both be happy
    Much love
    M xxxx

  21. Many congratulations to you both and wishing you many more years of joy together. Thank you for sharing some beautiful wedding pictures with us. You all looked fabulous. Our thoughts were with you all day. xxx

  22. Hello Barbara

    Congratulations to you both and you all look fantastic. Who is the little flower girl please? She looks gorgeous in her hat.

    Thank you for including all of us in your celebrations.


    1. Thats our Granddaughter ‘Evie’ , my Laura’s little girl.
      It has been a truly memorable couple of days !
      Dave x

  23. Congratulations to you both. You certainly had a lovely weekend for your celebrations. You both look gorgeous and so happy. The flowers are stunning. Those memories will live on forever. Hugs Jackie

  24. Looks like a fantastic day for you both. Congratulations! You looked amazing. Happy couple, happy family, happy friends. I wish you both every happiness for the future. x

  25. It looks like it was such a happy day for everyone.
    Congratulations to you both and every good wish for your future together xx

  26. Congratulations! You look radiant and everyone looks so happy. Wishing you all the best for the future.

  27. Many many congratulations to you both. What a wonderful day it looked and the weather was just perfect too. Wishing you many many many years of laughter and happiness together. Xxxxxxx

  28. Dave’s a lucky bloke!! Fabulous dress dahling – hope someone took a picture of the back of it so we can appreciate it more.
    You can have a bit of a rest now!
    Maggie (Yorkite) the ONLY Maggie!!

  29. Beautiful pictures. Many congratulations to you both. Wishing you a long & happy life together. May you always have enough. With love xxx

  30. You looked amazing – Dave looked a bit of alright too! That smile of yours said it all Barbara, I wish you both all the happiness in the world.

  31. So pleased you had such a perfect day. God must have been smiling down at you as you couldn’t have ordered better weather. No need to change your surname for Dave will forever be known as Mr Barbara Gray

  32. Hello Barbara & Dave, congratulations to you both. May God grant you a wonderful life together. Barbara, you look absolutely radiant, love and best wishes Donna X

  33. Congratulations to you both. Gorgeous dress, hat and flowers. You look fab Barbara and Dave scrubs up well, can see why you married him. You look fab Barbara. All the very best for the future to both of you.


  34. Awww Barb, you look beautiful, and you both look SO ecstatically happy. Got a wee tear in my eye, and I wasn’t even there to experience it, so how much more emotional everyone must have been. Glad you both had an amazing day. Grace looks beautiful, as does the wee lassie, and the men look handsome.

    Dot and I want to wish you and Dave, health, happiness and fun together for many years to come

    May the best ye’ve ever seen
    Be the worst ye’ll ever see
    May a moose ne’er leave yer girnal
    Wi’ a tear drap in his e’e
    May ye aye keep hale an’ he’rty
    Till ye’re auld eneuch tae dee
    May ye aye be jist as happy
    As we wish ye aye tae be

    All our love and big cuddles
    Brenda and Dot xxxxxxx

    1. Oh Brenda, what a beautiful sentiment – may the best ye’ve ever seen be the worst ye’ll ever see – such a wonderful blessing. The whole poem is lovely – but I’m not sure what the bit about the moose (mouse??) is!

  35. Congratulations Barbara and Dave wishing you all the very best for the future. Beautiful Dress Barbara and you so smart too Dave . Such lovely memories for you both.

  36. Congratulations to you both. What a lovely day you had! Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos. You all looked fabulous! Happy days! Look forward to seeing you both in July xx

  37. Congratulations Barbara & Dave. You looked stunning Barbara, Dave looked very dapper.
    I wish you both many years of happiness
    Love & hugs xxx

  38. What a perfect day in every way! We were so honoured to be part of such a precious and memorable day, and we will cherish the memories. Much love to you both Linda and Rob xx

  39. You both look so happy, congratulations May you have as many happy years together as my hubby and I (53 and still going strong) xx

  40. Congratulations thats lovely news, and the photos are beautiful. Enjoy your married life together and make more wonderful memories xx🌹🌹🌻😀☀️🍹

  41. Congratulations to you both. Weather was kind to you on your special day too. Enjoy many happy years together. Love and best wishes from me and Rebekah xxx

  42. Oh wow! What wonderful photos. You both look so happy. About blimmin time I say. Love to you both. Elizabeth and Geoffrey xxx

  43. Many congratulations to yourselves and all the family.
    Sounds and looks like a beautiful day x

  44. Congratulations. Beautiful photos. Love your dress and those gorgeous flowers. Fab hat too. Love and hugs Jeanette xx xx

  45. Hi Barb,
    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of what was obviously a wonderful day filled with love and happiness. Many, many congratulations to you and Dave and I hope that your life together is filled with warmth, happiness and love in the future – you both deserve it. I must also say that your dress is stunning and the Dave certainly scrubs up well! Love the family photo, the men all look so handsome and as for the women – gorgeous. Beautiful flowers and hat too – you know some very clever people. Sending much love and happiness to you both, Alison xxxx

  46. What a wonderful day you had. You both look so happy and glowing. May you have a very long and very happy life together, and thank you so much for sharing your day with us.
    love Pam xx

  47. Huge congratulations to you both! You look wonderful and so happy Barbara, Dave scrubs up well too. Love your dress and Grace’s. Beautiful shade of pink xxx

  48. Huge congratulations to you both! You look wonderful and so happy Barbara, Dave scrubs up well too. Love your dress and Grace’s. Beautiful shade of pink

  49. Hi Barbara and Dave, all my very best wishes to you both .
    What a wonderful day you must have had, you looked stunning and you both radiate happiness.
    Lots of love to you both and thank you for a snippet of your day very privileged to say the least.
    Lynn xxxx

  50. Congratulations and thank you for sharing your day.

    Those paper flowers are incredible. I was admiring the picture and thinking what a lovely color they were and it took a second look to realize they were paper.

    Your dress is gorgeous and that hat is adorable. Dave looks great too, there’s just something about a man in a top hat and tails.

    It looks like a splendid time was had by all.



  52. CONGRATULATIONS – you both look radiant. Was not expecting to see a blog so soon! The dress is stunning and what a handsome husband you have. Looking forward to seeing more photos.
    Ray and I wish you both every happiness for your future together , with lots of love and laughter thrown in.

  53. Congratulations to you both. You all looked fabulous and so very, very happy. Wishing you every happiness in your married life together.

  54. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos with us all – it certainly looked an amazing day! Perfect weather too. You all looked fantastic – and how great to have so many handmade (with love) items!
    Wishing you both a wonderful, healthy and happy life together. Love and hugs, Gilly xxx

  55. Warmest congrats. What fabulous weather and Barbara you looked stunning. So very pleased you both finally tied the knot. Love and hugs from Ann and Tina

  56. Congratulations. You look lovely. The photos show how much you both enjoyed the day. The flowers are beautiful and I love your hat. Looking forward to seeing more photos. Best wishes for a fantastic future together. Love and hugs xx

  57. What a wonderful day you had Barbara, the sun was shining and all was definitely right in your world!! I love your sweet titfer and the beautifully crafted full blown roses look fabulous. Little flower girl Laura is so sweet and pretty too. x

  58. Many congratulations to you both, you are both glowing, wonderful photos, Dave looked very dapper and Barbara, wow you looked stunning. Wishing you many more years of love and happiness xxx

  59. I am bursting with happiness for you both 💗💙
    You looked amazing in your dress & Dave looked every bit the dashing groom. Grace’s dress was also gorgeous. The thing I notice most of all about the above photos are your smiles. You are both always smiling as you love to help other people every day of your lives, but these smiles are different. They are bigger and reflect in the happy glint in your eyes. They show the joy you have in becoming husband and wife – something for you both that is so very much deserved. Love always Rx

  60. Many, many congratulations and best wishes for a wonderful life together. I felt so happy in my garden yesterday, knowing you had chosen to be just up the road to celebrate your special day! Barbara, you looked radiant and everyone had such happy smiles! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely photos! xx

  61. Hi Barbara
    Many many congratulations to you both and wishing you a long and happy life together. Dave looks very handsome and you look stunning, such a gorgeous dress and hat. Your mum and Grace look gorgeous too and dad looks very proud. Lots of smiles all round. I thought that might be Evie, isn’t she a poppet, her hat is beautiful. The flowers are amazing, you have such talented friends. I’m looking forward to seeing more photos but thank you for sharing these today. Sending love and hugs to you both.
    Love Diane xxx

  62. Congratulations Barbara & Dave and once again all my very best wishes. Glad ypu had such a WONDERFUL day
    and that the weather was just perfect, too. You deserved it! Thanks for sharing some photos. They’re lobely and you both look very happy! Love your dress Barbara (and Grace’s one too) and you look fab too Dave! Now I think it’s time for you to take a break and relax for a while! Alles Liebe Heidi xxx

  63. What a wonderful day you had, Barbara and Dave. The joy shines through the photos. So pleased for you both. May the joy continue throughout your marriage. Love and best wishes for the

  64. Congratulations! Delighted you’ve both had such a wonderful weekend, and wishing you every blessing for the future. Xx

  65. Ohh now don’t you all look dashing and all with big happy smiles
    Barbara you look radiant and Dave don’t look to bad either
    A lifetime of memories but this day must be one of the best ever
    Be happy always XX

  66. Congratulations to the happy couple you looked absolutely gorgeous wishing you a long and happy life together love from Australia 🇦🇺 xx

  67. Congratulations to a lovely couple who look fantastic. Thank you for letting us see photos so soon. Wishing you a long and happy life together. Xxxxxx


  69. Only met you for the Ist time at Crowborough Craft Fair.It was great,after seeing you on Create and Craft and Hochanda you are as lovely as you are on tv.So have a contented marriage .Wishing you all that you wish for yourselves.
    Jen from Seaford (who came with my lovely sister Jacki.)

  70. Aww, so much love for you in the Clarity Groovi world. Much deserved. Congratulations, wishing you magic xx

  71. Hugs Congratulations to you both, I wish you many happy, healthy years together…Take care of each other and enjoy every moment…. fab photos …love and hugs Jo. xx

  72. Huge congratulations Barb and Dave, your photos are beautiful and you both look absolutely amazing, glowing with happiness. May you have many years together, filled with joy and the love that surrounds you. Bx

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