An Autumn Woodland Rustic Wedding with a sprinkle of glitter…..
Well I got married two months ago now on 14th November 2014 and this forum has been a god send! So much advice and such a lovely group of brides.
How we met
I met my hubbie on the internet website 'Plenty Of Fish'. I had been on that site for many years, met a few men but so many with commitment issues and I seemed to constantly attract that ones that just wanted a girl for a bit of fun. I hadn't had any real serious relationships, I was early 30's and losing all hope of ever getting a serious boyfriend let alone married…..seemed impossible! It was Easter 2012 and I had just been dumped by a guy from Plenty of Fish….well when I say dumped it was only a few dates but of course I was devastated…..bring on the dramatic tears and ice-cream! The guy in question was from Windsor and we had one of our dates walking round Virginia Water Lake which I absolutely loved. Whilst indulging in some self-pity I was doing a new search on the dating site hoping some attention would make me feel better. I decided to do a search for guys in the Virginia Water area as the place was still on my mind……and there he was…..my future hubby….the man that would change my life. My first email to him was saying how much I liked Virginia Water and apparently he almost didn't reply to me as he thought I might be a gold-digger as this is known for being an affluent area (sadly my hubby wasn't one of the affluent ones hehe). Thankfully he did reply and from pretty early stages I knew this was going to be different. After a few days of messages I had to go to a training course in Cambridge and we spend two evenings chatting non-stop on the phone. About 2 weeks later we were arranging to meet - a pub right by Virginia Water Lake! The first date was amazing and I remember texting my friend whilst he was in the loo saying 'I am in Love'. After the meal we went to the lakeside as the sun was setting on a beautiful May evening and had our first kiss. Was the most perfect first date I have ever had! And the rest as they say is history…….
Unfortunately Matt (hubby) lived in Surrey and I lived in Hertfordshire - an hour drive - and he didn't drive!! After 6 months of dating we took the plunge and we rented a flat together in Ascot. Even know I am shocked how quickly that all happened - I even had to sell a house to make the move and I am still now doing a hour drive to Watford each day for work…..the things we do for love !!!