"It's a Love Story" - My wedding story with pics
I'm going to start from the beginning - the very beginning.
Back in 2011 I joined YAYW as some what of a wedding novice - preparing to plan the Biggest day of our lives. It quickly became an obsession, logging onto the forum to talk to fellow planners several times a day!
We got married in July 2013 and here I am still logging on to the forum everyday to read other peoples planning stories and wedding reports. I still find the whole wedding concept utterly fascinating and now I feel it is only fair (and about time!) that I share my wedding story with you all.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I can talk for England! Which also means I can write for England too.
As I go through my journey from planning to the Big Day I will try and keep to some sort of order, but I do apologise in advance if I start to jump back and forth - something I tend to do when telling a story!
I will be totally honest with you all about the highs and lows to planning a wedding and aim to give as much advice and tips as I possibly can.
Right! Let's get started........
My husband (still getting used to that) and I met on the 31st of July 2004.
I was 17 and he was 21.
It was a typical meeting, out on a night out with friends in town - we bumped into each other as we were making our way home at the end of the night.
Neither of us can totally remember how it happened but it did.
And the rest as they say is history...............
We got engaged on the 31st July 2007 (are you seeing a theme here) I guess I knew it was coming as we had talked about it and even picked out the ring together.
I know this isn't the "done" thing but Mr B really wanted to make sure I had a ring I loved - I was going to be wearing it forever! We went to a jewellers in town and I picked a few I liked and so did he, I tried them all on and eventually found one we agreed on - and I couldn't be happier.
Gorgeous fiancé - Gorgeous Ring...
2007 was also the year I turned 21 and I honestly thought Mr B would be proposing then, so it came as a surprise when on the morning of July 31st he appeared at my bedside on one knee and asked me to be his wife!
Not the most romantic proposal story you will have heard but it was very us and very special, it just wouldn't have felt the right doing it any other way.
It was the most amazing feeling in the world to know that one day I was going to become Mrs Brown!
And I was on a high for weeks..........