I, on the other hand was itching to take another peek at the place where we're to be married and have a bit of a knees up afterwards. It's been ages since we last saw it and at my advancing years, I have a tendancy of forgetting what's what and what things look like! What made our visit even more exciting was that we were to see our lovely wedding stylist lady and have a chance to catch up with my vision for how the venue will be styled in just over seven weeks.
For the first time, we were able to see how the room being used for the ceremony will be arranged. It is a small space and every available space will be taken up with chairs. Seating 40 is do-able...just! Mr R wanted to time my entrance and work out at what point during our piece of chosen music I had to start making my way up a flight of stairs to then walk a few paces to meet him . Feeling a little silly, he got me at the bottom of the stairs and proceeded to shout; go, slow down, start again, speed up, stop! Up and down, up and down I went. Heaven's knows what everyone there thought. We must have looked a right pair! Rather worryingly, I now have images of my beloved shouting across the room on our wedding day...Ready steady go! So, if I walk too fast, I'll get there too soon and we'll be left twiddling our thumbs. Go too slow and everyone will think I've done a runner or think there's time to escape to the bar to get a swift half in!
After all of the huffing and puffing up the stairs, Mr R was quite happy to take a pew and fiddle with his ipod whilst I talked styling with my lovely lady. We talked bows, ribbons, hearts, flowers,bunting,candles and cake tables. What to do with this finial, or that window, or how best to display photos. She saw styling oppurtunities that I had missed or would never have thought of. Meanwhile my to do list was getting longer and longer, and the pound signs were flashing away in front of my eyes at the rate of knot! I thought that I was on the home run as far as buying my little bits and pieces were concerned. Fat chance!
So, what am I doing to add a little je ne sais pas and ooh la la to our wedding day? Well, so far we have