Wedding photos

Thanks for all the best wishes for Lorenza and me on our wedding day. It is hard to believe that this was already more than a week ago! We had a good few days away. We spent the first two nights at a local hotel with a spa – the weather was so good that we were even able to sunbathe outside briefly. Then we went to Eastbourne on the south coast and enjoyed some more pleasant fine weather there.

By popular request here are some pictures of our wedding, copied from Facebook, courtesy of our friends Joyce and Simona. Click each photo for a larger view.

Outside the church

Outside the church

Peter and Lorenza in the church

In the church

Lorenza, Peter and flower girls in the church

In the church with flower girls

Peter kissing Lorenza in the church

Kissing in the church

Cutting the millefoglie at lunch

Cutting the millefoglie at lunch

A lunchtime kiss

A lunchtime kiss

In our wedding car

In our wedding car

Carrying the bride over the threshold

Carrying the bride over the threshold

An evening toast

An evening toast

Cutting the cake in the evening

Cutting the cake

21 thoughts on “Wedding photos

  1. Fantastic

    Glad you did the proper thing and carried Lorenza over the threshold. Romance is still alive. I carried Cathy over ours in 1977.

  2. Thanks for the comments.

    Colin, I tried to carry Lorenza, but there wasn’t really room to get her and her large dress as well as myself through the narrow doorway! I think I just about got her feet off the ground over the doorstep.

  3. Well, congratulations! At first I thought you looked like the Father of the bride in those photos (only kidding!) Glad to see you married off.

  4. Both of you look so happy. Peter in the part of Africa I grew up in we had a saying. It went something like this: Guy meets very pretty girl. Guy hit a luck.

    Best wishes for a bright future.

  5. That’s not an old guy, John, that’s a blogger gone grey and wrinkled from too many hours in front of his computer! Trying to cut down on those hours now to please my wife. She’s waiting in bed now, so I must go!

  6. Married at last 🙂 Truly beautiful wedding photos Peter and Lorenza. What IS IT about weddings that make me reach for my hankie?

    May the God of great love fill all your days with with His presence and blessings.

  7. Hi Peter, assuming that the answer to my question is public knowledge already because of your participation in the church, and your blog topics about marriage and divorce (eg. Todd Bentley controversy):

    Have you been divorced, is this a second marriage?

  8. No, James, this is my first marriage, and also my bride’s first marriage. However, if I had been divorced through no fault of my own, or if my bride had been in a similar position, I would not have considered that an insuperable barrier to marriage – although we might have done things a bit differently.

  9. No, James, this is my first marriage

    That is good to know, because of you hosting blog debate about Todd Bentley’s divorce/”remarriage” and degree of impartiality from your own situation.

    if I had been divorced through no fault of my own……….

    That really just means that if you can find a suitable excuse then you can agree with a divorce.

    If a divorce is forced on someone, then they can still disagree with it and continue to affirm faithfulness with their marriage vows, even if the other isn’t.

    Personal conviction based on Biblical interpretation always has higher authority than statements made by the courts, church leaders, or any other person.

    These are just the conflicts between stands for righteousness and compromises for unrighteousness coming from Biblical interpretation.
    (similar to the conflict between the people who accept Todd Bentley’s divorce/”remarriage” and those who reject it as contradicting scripture.)

    All sins are preceded by justification of some kind and defended with the concept of “through no fault of my own” (blaming someone/something else).

    The very first sins of our original parents (Adam and Eve) as stated in the Bible regarding eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil demonstrates these excuse devices:

    Genesis 3:9-13 But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?”………. Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”
    The man said, “The woman you put here with me–she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”
    Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”
    The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

    “Through no fault of my own” is often the defense of the guilty.

    Divorce is a moral transgression in being defiance of enduring vows of faithfulness “until death do us part”, going by repeating Biblical statements warning against divorce and affirming faithfulness to marriage vows, eg.

    Malachi 2:15-16 Has not the LORD made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth. “I hate divorce,” says the LORD God of Israel, “and I hate a man’s covering himself with violence as well as with his garment,” says the LORD Almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith.

  10. James, thanks for your comment. I took the liberty of updating it according to your apparent intentions.

    I agree that the innocent party in a divorce can in principle remain celibate. But both Jesus and Paul affirmed that celibacy is too hard for many people and is not what was expected of them. Jesus clearly made an exception allowing divorce and remarriage when the partner commits adultery. Paul clearly allowed deserted partners to remarry. That is the biblical teaching which I take more seriously than any teaching of any church or group of Christians.

    The translation “I hate divorce” in Malachi is extremely dubious, and so has been abandoned in many modern versions.

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