Our Big Fat Foodie Wedding- The Report
I guess it is time to start the report. I am going to start by a quick summary of me. Sadly this report is going to be super slow, as we don’t have any of our pics/video back, and so many people have said they haven’t taken many pictures because they enjoyed themselves too much! Plus I am off to the US for work this weekend, and my work laptop isn’t working
Bride and Groom: Emma and Rob
Met: Plenty of Fish. We chatted for a while, then he went off the radar. I messaged him one final time to say Happy New Year, and “are you still looking to meet up” and he replied saying that he had lost his Nan, Aunt and Uncle all within a month. We went on our first date in Feb 2014, and the rest as they say, is history.
Proposal: June 2017 at our favourite farmers market. He jokes that we got engaged in a car park on a pig farm. It is sort of true, as the farmers market is on the farm, and we got engaged in a field, where some of the cars park if it is busy! He then whisked me off for a meal at a local restaurant, which in my planning thread, at the time, I said was going to get its Michelin Star before long. It just got it, so clearly I was right! We spent the night in an old converted bakehouse, before travelling to see family the next day to break the news.
Venue: Colville Hall, in White Roding. We were so lucky; at the time they allowed a no-corkage option. Now they don’t, which would have ruled it out for us, as that was one of the main “must haves” Colville is stunning. Even with the no corkage I would highly recommend it, as the venue is superb.
Theme: No theme, just general aim to have as much unusual stuff as we possibly could, and for everyone to go away saying they had an amazing time
Wedding Party: My wedding party was originally my SIL as BM, and my sister as MOH, my younger cousin and niece as Flower girls, and 3 nephews as page boys. Rob had his best friend as best man, my BIL and his BIL, plus 1 friend and my younger cousin as ushers. However, after some issues, we ended up changing slightly, and Rob’s sister and her family weren’t involved and so I asked 2 of my oldest friends from uni to be my BMs, and went down to 1 flower girl and 2 page boys
Budget: I originally suggested up to £30k to Rob. He told me £20k, excluding the minimoon/honeymoon and engagement ring. However, on his “real” budget, he basically had “we can’t spend what we don’t have” We ended up spending around £50k but that did include the mini moon, a diamond necklace and earrings for me, and some of the main honeymoon. Yes, I know it is a huge amount of money, but we are having a holiday of a lifetime, hosted over 170 people, and I have a stunning diamond necklace and earrings that will hopefully last forever. We were very lucky to have a large contribution from my parents, plus my sister also paid for some little bits.