Standing room only

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Chapel – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a tiny chapel. Beside the chapel are dilapidated stone walls. A clue to its history/location perhaps.

‘I’m sure everyone will understand. You worry too much.’
Helen was unsure. She had always wanted to be married in the little chapel in the village but it was just so small, seating only 25.
‘The guest list just snowballed! Numbers were OK to start with, then Mum remembered about significant others and children, and before we knew it, our quiet little wedding was going to be a big affair of over 200. How will we get them all in?’
‘Look, it’s no big deal. People will be happy just to be there and share our day.’
‘But Louis! Where will they sit??? Do we give them raffle tickets for a seat in a pew, draw lots or first come, first seated kind of thing? Dammit, we should have eloped!’
Helen burst into tears.
Louis put his arm round her shaking shoulders.
‘Don’t, darling. You deserve a traditional wedding with all the trimmings, your Dad giving you away, and your Mum softly weeping in the front row dabbing delicately at her eyes with a lace hanky. Besides, it’s sorted.’
Helen sniffed and blew her nose noisily.
‘It is?’
‘Yeah. Your Dad and I got together and sorted it. Only one of each couple goes in the chapel, the other, kids and friends stay outside. The vicar has agreed to put speakers at the windows so that they can hear us exchange vows and join in the singing.’
She flung her arms round him.
‘Oh thank you!’
Louis hugged her tight, praying with every part of his being that it didn’t rain on Saturday, though his father-in-law to be had already thought of that too and a truck load of umbrellas would be available if necessary.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Standing room only

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    He sounds like a husband worth having 😊

  2. Sadje says:

    Aww, a sweet story Di

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Perfect solution. One of my nieces had a similar only parents and witnesses were at the registry office, everyone else went straight to the reception venue and cot to watch a live stream of the ceremony in comfort!! 💜💜💜

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  5. KL Caley says:

    Awww what a sweet story and genius plan to keep everyone happy. Thank you so much for joining in with #writephoto Di. Sorry for the delayed response in reading. KL ❤

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