Spring Weddings

This is an image of my son, Luke, and myself at an Easter weekend wedding. Luke is looking very smart in his role as a best man, a role that he fulfilled extremely well.

Spring is a lovely time to get married, although the weather can be unpredictable with the risk of April showers, although I have also known it to be really hot and sunny. Nevertheless, the weather isn’t important if true love blossoms.

In my book, Waireka: Sweet Waters, set in nineteenth century New Zealand, my heroine, Eliza, attends her eldest daughter Charlotte’s wedding to neighbouring dairy farmer’s son, Adam.

With the deepening friendship of Charlotte and Adam, now seemed a good time for them to marry and make good use of the new shed before it was filled with cows. Robert was happy to marry them, and a date was set for a December wedding when the Pohutakawa trees would be in full blossom as wedding confetti.

The day for the wedding began with a glorious blue, cloudless sky which bode well for the young couple. Eliza felt quite emotional as she saw her beautiful daughter escorted up the aisle on the arm of Alister to an expectant Adam. It seemed like yesterday when she had held the tiny Charlotte in her arms at the christening, just over seventeen years ago, thanking God that this child had thrived unlike little Alister. (Waireka page 186)

Being New Zealand, December is the height of summer when you can expect the best weather. I found I had to keep remembering a different seasonal calendar in the writing of this book! Waireka has just been reissued in kindle form for less than UKP2. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Waireka-Sweet-Waters-Sheila-Donald-ebook/dp/B0BXT1VN51

About journojohnson

I qualified as a journalist in 2002 and after a period working as a freelance for Gloucester Media writing advertorials, interviews, articles and press releases I have gone on to write for lots of magazines and newspapers, both local and national. I write regularly for the Writers and Readers magazine but have also written for CPO's Inspire, the New Writer, Classic Ford, and Take a Break's My Favourite Recipes among many others. I published my first full-length historical novel. Waireka in 2018 and my romantic novella, Alpha Male in 2016. Both can be found on Amazon. Please follow the links on my book page.
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