1. What’s your favourite memory of our wedding day?
DOMINIC: Hubby gives me a look, and we burst out laughing
SHOVORNE: I think you have to choose something from the actual wedding itself!
DOMINIC: Just holding hands at the altar and singing praise was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before.
SHOVORNE: Ah, that’s sweet and powerful
DOMINIC: It’s felt like all the things I was doing for years and years were kicking into another level now that I was doing it with you.
2. How did you feel when you saw me walking down the aisle?
DOMINIC: Wow! I think I forgot how long the walk was going to be too, so the anticipation just built up for ages. There are loads of people that I know that when the second song came on, they expected you to come down the aisle Straight away. I was like ‘this is actually happening’ actually happening and I was marrying you. How did you feel I know you are exhausted?
SHOVORNE: Yeah I was exhausted, having not slept the night before, but when the moment came to walk down the aisle I was just trying to focus on you and the beautiful moment. I had already decided I wish to take it all in absorbing the beautiful atmosphere and the lovely faces of people that were there to celebrate us. Plus the chapel looked stunning. I was just trying to savour every moment as I knew it was the first and last time I would walk down the aisle, and it would be over in a blink. A friend had advised me beforehand ‘take it all in’. Wise words. I was also trying to walk to the right timing and not get to the altar to quickly.
3. Do you wish you could change anything about our wedding day?
DOMINIC: I could’ve said make it last longer so we could do the sparklers, but there’s no chance we were going to stay any later!
SHOVORNE: Yeah, we left nice and early cos we had other stuff to do. *lol* It got boring. We had planned for it to finish at 8pm and we were both still ready to leave before that. That’s the thing about a Christian wedding, there are only so many clean songs you can play before everyone gets bored and start wanting to go home. And we aren’t partiers at all!
DOMINIC: There was a point where I was just dead in the eyes from exhaustion. So I couldn’t have gone on later.
SHOVORNE: You weren’t exhausted at the hotel, though!
DOMINIC: Yeah, I got a second wind, though!
SHOVORNE: It was that McDonald’s we picked up on the way back to the hotel that gave us a bit of energy.
4. What was the funniest moment of our wedding day?
DOMINIC: The fact that neither of us could say ‘solemnly’.
SHOVORNE: Oh yeah we both got our vows wrong at the exact same part didn’t we. It was quite hilarious, and the whole congregation burst out laughing. Those are the best memories.
What advice would you give to a couple planning their wedding?
DOMINIC: Realise that it’s the beginning of something much greater. As amazing as you can plan the day, and as memorable as the day was, it’s just the start. It wasn’t the happiest day of my life! I’ve had happier days since because we had them together. It was just the start of us being able to share our lives together.
SHOVORNE: I was scared for a second when you said it wasn’t the happiest day of your life. Thought you were gonna say it was the day when you made the rugby team at secondary school or something.
DOMINIC: No, no, no! At the time, the wedding day was definitely the best day of my life, but it’s just the beginning really. Well, it should be.
Also, be prepared for something to go wrong or for the day not to be exactly as you imagined.
SHOVORNE: Nothing went wrong on our wedding day. As far as I’m aware of… *gives Dom a look* I planned the day to a tee.
DOMINIC: I forgot a video for the ceremony. A little surprise compilation of our dating days. So I was flapping a little bit in the morning, but everything was alright by the time you got there. What would you say?
SHOVORNE: 1, take it all in. 2, it’s your day and it should be intimate, special, and shared with those who share those moments and value your relationship with each other. Don’t feel obligated to invite uncle John and auntie Sally that you haven’t seen in the last 10 years, that you never speak to, and don’t know you or anything about you. Modern weddings are a lot more expensive than they used to be, so don’t feel that you have to invite them just so they can have a day out. I had 100 people, but if I did it again, I would still cut it down and make it smaller and more intimate.
Any final words?
DOMINIC: I just can’t believe it was three years ago.
SHOVORNE: Yeah, now we have our stunningly wonderful baby!
On September 13th 2020, our family of 4 became a family of 5 and we welcomed Master Justice-Theodore Journey Adams