Let me start with a bit about myself. I'm Gemma & I'm 26 years old. I've been with Aaron who is 23 (My toy boy.. Lol) just over 4 years now & engaged 4 years this Christmas. It's been a bit of a rollercoaster ride but he's the only guy I've ever truly loved. We've had to put the wedding off on numerous occasions due to circumstances but there's no need to get in to that now. Anyway, here goes...
Setting A Date
We haven't set a date yet but we're looking at July 2015. I've got to phone the vicar back Monday to arrange a meeting. I have got a specific date in mind (July 17th) as that's when we first got together. I thought it'd make it extra special having it on that date. I am aware that the date may not be available so I am prepared to go to the next available date if necessary.
Choosing A Church
At first I had my heart set on the same church my cousin got married in. I'd heard a lot of good reviews about it & the inside photos looked lovely. Unfortunately when I went to see it myself, I was very disappointed. It was surrounded entirely by graves so there was nowhere decent for outside photos & obviously I didn't want to capture any graves in my wedding photos.
So we were back to church hunting. My dad took me to see another church (St Michael & All Angels) & I immediately fell in love with it. It's everything I imagined the church for my wedding would be. There's so many possibilities for outside photos. It's perfect. I haven't actually seen the inside of the church yet but it the outside is anything to go by then it'll be just as spectacular. I'm very confident that it is the church for us!
The Reception Venue
This was pretty much decided from the very beginning because my mind was made up long before we even started planning for our wedding. Again, my cousin had it for her wedding but this time I didn't have to rely on other people's reviews because I had already seen it myself. There's a fairly big parking area for guests with cars & a smoking area for those who smoke. It's also very spacious so I don't have to worry about not having enough room. I can remember it all done up for my cousins wedding, with all the decorations, etc.. It looked amazing plus it's reasonable with it's very own bar. I just knew that I had to have it for our venue as well.
Colour Scheme / Theme
At first I wanted deep red / burgandy, gold & cream & I've had my mind set on those colours for a very long time until I researched colour schemes online & found something I fell in love with instantly. I found pictures of royal blue dresses with pink, purple & cream flowers. I just knew that I had to have them. It was different / unique & that's exactly what I was looking for so that's my new colour scheme (I've added a hint of silver). I thought long & hard about the theme & the only thing I could come up with was hearts. I wanted something to represent our love for one another (I'm an old romantic). A heart theme fitted in perfectly.
I didn't even have to think about this because I already had 3 bridesmaids at hand. I have a younger sister & Aaron has 2 younger sisters, all of whom will make beautiful bridesmaids. They're simply perfect for the job.
The Best Man