Going over the top with farm theme?
I've been reading quite a few of these threads and you have encouraged me to want to write my own and tell you about what has been going on with my wedding planning so far. With just over a year to go till mine
Right the story so far.
Last September (2012) I was lucky enough to get a wonderful proposal from H2B on our farm. He fooled me into thinking we were just taking our two dogs (Labradors) for a walk and checking on some of the planted crops. When we take out doggies for a walk on the land we always tend to swing by one of our lakes/ponds (depends on when you class a pond size becoming a lake size and to which you'd class it as) as it is beautiful down there and the doggies love to go for a swim in there. As I was walking to go round to one side of the lake and towards our planted field H2B calls my name and I turn round to find him down on his knees holding a little box open to me (I should explain my H2B plays a fair bit of rugby and after playing it the day before had come away with a couple of little injuries as they do and therefore had a few twinges in his back and legs and therefore instead of being able to go down on one knee comfortably had to go down on two) I was the happiest I could have ever imagined that day. Although unfortunately H2B was a little concerned about telling his Dad so for a little while we just kept it to us and my parents until H2B found the courage to tell his Dad which he did a couple of weeks later and went a lot smoother than he thought it would.
We started umming and arring about the date next as we have to fit it in within the farming calendar. Oh yeah maybe should have mentioned earlier we live on a working dairy farm, H2B being main worker and soon to take over milking duties from the herdsman who is retiring after nearly 50years. We also grow crops as well.
We originally thought that we could maybe have an early September wedding and have it after combining, however with the date of combining being so uncertain and it being so late last year due to weather and then planting needing to be done straight away after combining we thought this could mean it would be too tight and risky. So we have decided on a Spring wedding at the beginning of May before we do first cut silage so we can hopefully at least have a weekend after the wedding before having to be straight back at the farm as H2B brother and his best man will be able to cover milking duties for a weekend for us.
We booked an appointment with the vicar to see if the church would be available on this date as we are getting married in our local church which is just a field away from our farm. He seemed very pleased about us using the church and having the wedding there although he kept on trying to insist on us bring the wedding forward as we were booking in for 2014 and he was like what not 2013 and we kindly explained to him that we needed the extra time to save up funds and also what's the harm in being engaged for a little while. He kept rabbiting on about weddings don't have to be expensive and bla bla either way on the 10th November 2012 we confirmed our date 3rd May 2014 exciting! (I'm one of those people that like to try and confirm things as soon as possible and then know what you're working towards knowing that x y and z is all sorted)
So our lovely parish church is where the ceremony will happen.
Now as you can imagine with having a bit of land around the farm we thought it would be nice to have a marquee and just use our land for putting it on and thought this would also help with the cost of the wedding. Boy were we wrong, ok yes I can understand for some people especially if there are a fair few people involved and the type of thing they are after this would be a brilliant idea, however for what w