Autumn Barn Wedding - October 2019
After spending a lot more time than I should have, loving reading everyones planning threads and reports, I've decided to start my own on this very snowy grey Sunday before I can talk myself out of it (something i'm very good at!), as I love the idea of being able to look back over the months and after the wedding. So sorry if I ramble on, my head is full of weddings and I need somewhere for it to spill out onto!
How we met
After a rough break-up and change of jobs, one of my old work mates decided the best way to cheer me up was to take me half way up the country for a weekend away to see one of his friends at uni ( I think he actually just wanted a free driver, but the thought was there!). I very nearly backed out but something told me to just loosen up and go for it, so we made the drive from Kent to Derbyshire. On our first night out, we went to the uni house of said work friends, friend and I was introduced to all of his housemates including 'D'. We all went on a night out together and D and I chatted a little but pretty much ignored each other all night as we didn't know one another. A few weeks later it was my friends friends birthday and I was invited to join them for his weekend away in Nottingham (again, I suspect a free lift was involved in the offer!), but I went and was bizarrely excited to find out that D would be there too.
We all met up for the first night out and I strategically placed myself next to D and we spent the evening chatting and laughing together before he walked me back to our hotel with everyone, making sure I wasn't left behind when the others went off to try and talk to girls etc! We drove back down to Kent the next day and D text me to make sure that we'd got home okay and we've spoken every single day since.
After a few months of texting, we decided I should go and visit him just before Christmas to see how things were when we weren't semi-drunk/talking in real life. At the end of my few days with him we decided to make things official and would just work on having a long distance relationship. We made this work for 6 months until D finished uni and he got a job and moved down to Kent with me!