After months of driving my poor friends and family mad by talking non stop about mine and Mr R's nuptials, but not actually getting round to doing anything about those oh so little important matters, such as setting a date and finding a venue, I can at last jump up and down in a frenzy of excitement and announce to the world...."Pencil in the 7th July in next year's diary, because you've got a wedding to attend!"
I had high hopes for Goldbrick House in Bristol. Perfectly placed, great reputation, not too big or too small, looked good in the photos and within our budget. So, all boxes ticked. Booking an appointment to go and give the venue the once over was the first big step that we had actually taken towards doing anything about organising a wedding. To say that I was excited is something of an understatement!
I don't think that poor Mr R had much of an idea of how much his bride to be would then go into wedding planning overdrive! So many conversations now start with....I've been thinking.....I've seen a potential photographer, stationer etc etc.... What do you think of this idea........Can you just take a quick look at this website ! I wouldn't be surprised if my poor intended doesn't decide to take to the hills! Is it any wonder that he's taken to walking around the house wearing headphones!
My little blue book is starting to fill up fast. There are pages full of lists of potential vendors, readings, music choices,guest lists..day and evening, themes and colour schemes.I haven't got round to sorting out a mood board yet but that's on my "to do" list.Top of the list of priorities is to find the photographer. There are many very talented photographers to choose from in the Bristol area that choosing one will be difficult. I worry that our little wedding wont match up with what they are used to. Viewing their websites full of amazing photos of gorgeous young couples in amazing settings has me worrying that we might get rejected in favour of a bigger, more photogenic wedding. Is there a photographer out there who can work his magic with a very tall groom and very short bride? Can he,or she,disguise my wrinkles, batwings, rather wide posterior? I still want to look like me of course....just tweeked a little! I am notoriously fussy about having my photo taken.Specs have to come off, only shots from the boobs upwards,no toothy smiles...a photographers nightmare!
So the countdown finally begins. I can at last, write posts about the journey to our Big Day and share our ups and downs of that journey with you.I've felt a little guilty of late that I've misled you a little by using a wedding orientated blog title when I've written so little about the subject, however I'd hate to bore you silly with solely wedding talk so I promise to ramble on about this,that and the other now and again!
Until next time. xx