A girl, a boy and a michelin star......
I have been a long time lurker on this forum and have had some great advice from you lovely ladies on the few things I have posted. I didn't get chance to do a planning thread but now the dust has settled and normal life has resumed I thought I would have a go at a wedding report!
I will start with a tiny bit of background before I get onto the big day.
At 25 I lost my business and ended a 8 year relationship in the same week. I was a bit of mess. I moved back in with my parents and found myself a new job. My friends spent a couple of months putting me back together and I began to slowly feel like myself again.
In July 2011 I went on a girly holiday to Spain. We stayed in a villa and had the best time chilling and drinking far too much wine! During the holiday I received a text from a friend inviting me on her birthday night out in Wakefield. I was unsure about whether to go as it was the week after the holiday and I couldn't really afford it. The girls persuaded me and assured me Wakefield was a brilliant night out.
So on the 30th July I found myself on a train after work to lovely Wakefield! I was tanned and was feeling good so was really looking forward to it. My friend picked me up from the station and we headed back to her house to have some food and get ready.
As well as all of my friends girl friends she had also invited her housemate Oliver out and his friend Jack.
We headed into town after a few drinks and ended up in the VIP area of a club. It was here that I began talking to Oliver. We got on so well that we decided to stay out when everybody else went home.
I left the next day without exchanging numbers as he hadn't asked for mine and I wasn't brave enough to ask for his.
When I got home I sent him a Facebook message and we sent a few messages before a date was mentioned. We swapped numbers and a date was arranged for Saturday evening. I was so excited and nervous as I hadn't been on a date since I was 17!
We arranged for him to come and pick me up from my house in Hull and we would go for dinner. The date got off to a bad start when we realised not booking somewhere on a Saturday night. We spent half an hour driving round trying to find somewhere that wasn't fully booked! We ended up in a Malaysian restaurant. Which turned out to be perfect as it was pretty quiet and very informal so we could relax and didn't look like we were on an awkward first date!
After that we spent most weekends together. After about 10 months the distance had taken its toll and as we both knew it was turning serious we started discussing moving in together. I agreed to move to Wakefield as it is cheaper to live and it made sense that only one of us should commute.
So on our one year anniversary we found ourselves signing for a lovely little house that we still in now. We got our fat gnger cat Charlie shortly after we moved in and life was pretty good.