WE GOT MARRIED!!
Well I have certainly been quiet on the blog front recently, mainly because I was consumed with wedding prep right up until the big day! I had plans to document it up until the night before but you very quickly get consumed in trying to get everything just so, and even then I still don’t think we got everything done that we had originally planned!
We had THE MOST FABULOUS TIME!! Seriously the best time of our lives. I’ll give you a quick run down of the run up and then i’ve picked a few of my favourite photos to give you an idea of what happened on the day.
So I finished work the Friday a week before the wedding, my mum drove down to London to pick me up and we stacked the car full of bits and pieces; alcohol, the dress, a trunk full of wedding day ‘bits’ and so on, then from Saturday it was all go go go, finishing off clearing out the barn, making decorations and favours etc and getting ready for all our suppliers to start turning up!
The Wednesday, mum treated herself, me and sister Harry to a spa day at Stapleford park, and that was lovely, we had worked hard for 4 days, had a spa day to rejuvenate, had a couple of treatments, then we were ready for the final 2 days of work on the Thursday and Friday.
Family also began to arrive from Wednesday, so we had a lot of fun and roped in everyone to help as there was so much to do!
We had a rehearsal Friday night and drinks at the local pub (coincidentally the pub where we met 8 and a half years ago!) with friends to kick off the celebrations which was a perfect way to start the weekend! Afterwards, my bridesmaids came home with me and we had an old school sleepover to get excited. The Saturday morning I woke up the least nervous/anxious I had all week and said to myself to enjoy every moment, and I did just that. Rich had left a surprise bottle of Moët in the fridge for me and the girls, so we popped that about 9am and started with hair and make up.
The church service was lovely and I was a lot less nervous than I thought I would be to say my vows in front of everyone, Rich said he thought he was going to faint when I started walking down the aisle!
Afterwards we headed to the reception where we were greeted with saucers of champagne and from there it was just magical; photos, afternoon tea, mingling then an absolute party in the evening where I didn’t leave the dance floor all night, I even missed the hog roast. We partied all night with our nearest and dearest and it was absolutely amazing!
I could go on forever about it, but i’ll leave you with these pics, a few of my favourites….
We had to cut the cake on Sunday because we were having too much fun of the day. Really the best day ever x
L+R (Mr & Mrs Henderson)