A 'Curios' Wedding
I have been reading this website for about a year now, and lurking on other peoples planning and reports, and think it's finally time to start my own thread! We still have no specific date, I would like for it to be Autumn 2019, but we're not sure how financially viable that is for the type of wedding we want; we have very expensive taste, so fully expecting it to end up being 2020! Although I would love it to be late Summer/early Autumn time.
We met just under 5 years ago, May 2013, when we were added to a Facebook group for the university course that we were both abound to start, we started messaging each other, trying to make friends before we started the course, and instantly hit it off. M is from Nottingham, where our course was based, and when I first moved to Nottingham he organised an alternative freshers week for me, as I don't drink and don't much like clubbing, so didn't fancy a traditional freshers week! He took me to the theatre and out to his favourite restaurants for dinner. This first week was when he met my parents for the first time, when they were moving me in I spotted him walking ahead of us, and almost get hit by a lorry, which resulted in jibes from my parents when we did later become a couple, to "hold his hand when you cross the road"!
We were best friends for about 6 months, both sort of seeing other people, as you do at the beginning of university. But just into the second term of first year we kissed in the smoking area of a club at a friends birthday party, and from then on we were inseparable. A couple of weeks later I helped him move house, and ended up staying the night, and we've never lived separately since!
Since then we have got a cat (my baby Lucifer, Lulu for short), graduated university together, moved to London, then out of London to Maidenhead, and started our careers in the art department in the film industry!
There has been no official proposal, and to be honest, I don’t think I will get one. We’ve talked about getting married for a long time, and he’s been calling me his fiancé for years. I’m still waiting on the ring, but I do know he’s currently working on it, and I have picked out what I would like. The reason I am starting this thread is because over the last couple of weeks M keeps mentioning how he really wants us to start planning now. We have also been and checked out a couple of venues we thought looked interesting and messaging vendors we like to get a rough estimate of how much we should be budgeting!
I have had a Pinterest inspiration board going for about 6 months now that we have both (mainly me) been contributing to, so will post some images of the sort of look we are going for. We have quite strange taste; we are very into curiosities, taxidermy, insects, art, and anything a bit strange. I am also very into the 70s, fashion, music, décor, I love it all! So this may influence my dress decision a little!
Hoping M doesn’t read this thread, as he knows I love this website!