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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 6th 2014
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    *Update on the URC decision* we've been watching the live stream from the general assembly in Cardiff regarding whether they will allow same-sex marriage and the result is that the assembly have been unable to reach a decision other than to agree to allow more time to discuss the matter of whether they should allow same-sex marriages to be performed. Unfortunately, this will probably mean that the decision will not be in time for our marriage next year as it won't be until their next meeting. Essentially it's no church wedding for us. Thank you so much to all you ladies who supported through the last few months, it meant so much to have you all there standing by us and praying but unfortunately none of our hoping was enough. We are devastated and will need to take some time out to decide where we are going now with ourselves, with this and to regain our strength after this disappointment. Thank you again.

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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 6th 2014
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    I don't even see why it should be a decision at all? As long as you are marrying someone for love then who cares about the packaging?

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jul 6th 2014
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    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh your joking , i saw you had posted an my heart leaped i was so sure i was going to be whooping with delight .

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 6th 2014
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    Sorry hun, no joy.... I think we may finally be out of straws. We have one more option left which we could try going down but we just don't know atm. We've actually just had an email from the unitarian chapel in Sidmouth who have offered us a marriage service and are going to meet them this afternoon!! All is not lost hopefully so see what happens but at the moment it is wobbly times.....

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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 6th 2014
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    Ah sorry to hear the lack of decision :( Good luck with meeting later really hope something can be sorted x

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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 6th 2014
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    Aww, man that's sucks, was really hoping for you. Hopefully your meeting goes well and it will work out another way for you.

    Big hugs Hun I know how much you both wanted this, I'm devastated for you both xx

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    • TheNewMrsBarrett
      CommentAuthorTheNewMrsBarrett
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 6th 2014
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    Aww hon, that's rubbish :-(. Hope your meeting goes well, I know how much you both want it! Big hugs to you both and fingers crossed xxxxxxx
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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 6th 2014
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    Thanks guys, it was pretty devastating news but at least we've got a back-plan. Maybe it will be third time lucky right?! I'm feeling a bit better as we've had the day to absorb the news and work out a battle plan and think logically. We are about to leave to go and see this church in Sidmouth which is really close to Exeter but the downside is that it means no horse and carriage surprise for Debbie :( the upside to it is that if it's suitable and what we are looking for, our friend has offered us use of her VW campervan for a reduced price as she feels so awful for us which is lovely. It really helps because we won't be based in Exeter completely so we'll need transport! I'm really trying to look at the positives out of this shit storm because if we don't, we just start crying the whole time so it's easier to now think about it and just move on hard though it is :/ xxx

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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 6th 2014
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    Fingers crossed that the meeting goes well today hun. I really hope they can sort something for you
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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 6th 2014
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    Oh sorry to hear that, I also held my breath when I saw you had posted!
    Fingers crossed this next option works out for you :)

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 6th 2014
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    So we have news about the church we visited...... It's a definite YES! It's so beautiful :) I'll attach pictures for you! No more than £120 for everything, small pretty church, anything we want (service wise), such lovely people and they want us too!! So pleased and relieved.. These things happen for a reason, although we didn't realize it this morning when we woke with our world shattered, but this evening, we've actually got a day even better than originally planned so it's worked out for the best it really. You know we were going to have a cream tea and pink lemonade etc at the hotel? Well we are hopefully going to do that at the church and all the ladies from the knitting circle there are going to do teas, cake and cream teas for us at no extra charge! Can decorate how we like...... The relaxed, summery, simple but pretty church wedding that we always wanted. It's better than anything we could have imagined :) never give up believing ladies, happiness and luck does arrive eventually if you look or try hard enough xxx
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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
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    See that's awesome, know how much it means to you girls x

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jul 6th 2014
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    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

    ****RUNS ROUND DOING HAPPY DANCE ******



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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 6th 2014
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    It does, so much! We've been doing happy dances all evening!!!!!

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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 6th 2014
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    Wow that's fantastic, it is such a gorgeous little Church as well. So happy for you both :D




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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 6th 2014
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    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

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    • TheNewMrsBarrett
      CommentAuthorTheNewMrsBarrett
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 6th 2014
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    OMG that's fab news! I'm sooooo happy for both of you! The church looks beautiful Catherine, so glad you're getting the wedding you both wanted :-)) xxxx
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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 6th 2014
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    Fantastic so glad it worked out for you :)

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
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      Posted: Jul 6th 2014
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    Thank you ladies :) we are overwhelmed by everyone's kind words and joy for us!! It's a bit ironic actually because the church's main benefactors from the 18/1900's were two women (one a suffragette) and were lesbian partners so it's kind of fitting but had no idea until they mentioned it when we visited!! xx

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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 6th 2014
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    Wow so pleased and such a beautiful church :) xxx

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 6th 2014
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    Yaaaaay! Oh wow! So happy for you!!

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
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    I know, these things happen for a reason and it was for this! Feeling very blessed and honoured right now :)

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    • Becky1608
      CommentAuthorBecky1608
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jul 7th 2014
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    My heart sank for a few minutes reading this post as I know how important this is to the both of you. I'm so happy that the other church said yes! It looks beautiful and I'm so pleased for you! Xxx

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
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      Posted: Jul 7th 2014
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    Awww sorry honey, a lot of people have said that. Luckily we've been offered another option which is even better than we thought!! It's so sweet and pretty :) xx

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jul 7th 2014
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    I'm so glad you've got the church after all, I saw the URC decision on the BBC website and instantly thought of you. It's such a shame when one small group ruins it for everyone.

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
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      Posted: Jul 7th 2014
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    Thank you. Unfortunately when we were watching live stream, the chairman didn't seem to be in favour and ignored a lot of the comments for it. It needed a unanimous decision and this guy basically blocked it all :( but... It has worked out luckily for us and it's a beautiful little church so at least that's something :)

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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jul 7th 2014
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    The hairs on my neck just stood on end after finally seeing the good news and photo's. Very very happy for you both that you have finally found somewhere.
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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 7th 2014
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    Thank you! We are so pleased :) we are going back tomorrow to show my Grandma the church and our reception venue but to also check out a florist wholesalers who do flowers at cost but only charge a small fee for making up the bouquets so everything is falling into place!

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    • TanyaS78
      CommentAuthorTanyaS78
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    Yaaaaay thats fantastic news!!! Sooo happy for you both :D
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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 7th 2014
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    Enjoy visiting it all over again with your Grandma tomorrow ;)

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
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      Posted: Jul 7th 2014
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    Thanks Tanya :) we are going to thoroughly enjoy tomorrow, it's my birthday tomorrow too so I'm going to have a wonderful day this year! Last year I got told on my birthday that we weren't welcome at my family church which was devastating so hopefully it should be a better one lol.
    Downside though is that we've just had to have a culling session with our bridesmaids.... I must admit that although it's not nice having to tell them, I feel frigging awesome because now we only have 2 bridesmaids each!!! A sister and a friend :D because our church is so diddy and cute, taking 6 bridesmaids up the aisle just isn't going to work so we've cut my cousin who is lovely and an old school friend who ignores us and chucks all her problems on us. Felt abit bad about my cousin so she's going to do a reading instead and is more than happy luckily :) it also means we personally only have to fund 2 bridesmaids dresses as the other 2 are paying for theirs which means we can afford to have the dresses we want now which is great!! xx

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    • Scottishbride2016
      CommentAuthorScottishbride2016
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 8th 2014
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    That's awesome I am so so happy for you both that you can get married and it looks stunning .
    I wish you all the best xx

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