You are going to become acquainted with the all those little faces you see up there because they are the finalists of the 2013/14 Rock My Wedding Real Bride competition.
Right Now it is time to introduce RMW Real Bride #4… Jackie & Paul.
Jackie: Hey RMW and all you lucky brides out there, I’m Jackie and this is my beau Paul, we have been together now for nearly 4 years. We met at work, a true office romance, snogging in the lift, romantic gazes across meeting rooms that make your heart skip a beat and flirting by the water cooler, we did it all. I still remember the first time I spoke to Paul and how much he made me laugh, his silly one liners still make me laugh uncontrollably now, love and laughter have been with us ever since and slushy moment coming up… I just can’t be without him!
The engagement was a complete surprise and the most amazing moment of my life. Last November Paul proposed on Koh Lanta Island in Thailand on a deserted beach under the stars. It was breath-taking, emotional and perfect, just us…ok there were a few crabs scuttling about, but all I remember is how I wanted to savour the moment forever.
The wedmin began a month after we returned, I did what any normal girl would do, joined Pinterest, started reading blogs and purchased dozens of wedding mags. This is where my addiction started with RMW, my new found love for real weddings, DIY and glitz but also the fact my inner beauty goddess and love for products all get some satisfaction in one hit. I’d never really thought about my own wedding in much detail when I was a young girl but now I find my mind wanders at any given opportunity!
Mr C and I spent weeks searching for a venue then finally settled on Cain Manor in Surrey, we fell in love with the oak beams and private location giving us the exclusivity we dreamed of. We have a huge love for lazy Sunday’s by the river Thames with the odd vino in hand, we want that same chilled vibe so opted for Sunday the 30th March.
W day is now less than a year away, me and the Orla Kiely notepad go everywhere together; random words, colours, swatches and pictures fill the pages. Paul and I have our own allotment and share a love for the outdoors so are hoping to capture that in our theme minus the mud and worms! We want to create a natural feel to our day, olive greens, lace along with fresh tulips and wooden place settings blending with the fresh spring air send my mind into over drive. Being a PA and a natural planner I just love the thrill of ticking another item of the list. The photographer’s booked and the band too (and yes I do regularly visit the band’s website and listen to them on repeat at my desk), the cool Mumford feel they will bring excites me. Above all of this, the 2 most important things we want for our day are that everyone feels the love and hears the laughter as long as that happens everything else will fall into place one way or another.
Jackie (fingers and toes crossed)
The Voting Rules
- Voting will begin on Friday May 10th at 4:30pm (after the last finalist has been revealed).
- Feel free to leave comments of support for every entrant as soon as they are published.
- Once voting has begun you can register your vote by simply leaving the word “Vote” in the comment box of your chosen finalist. Any deviation from this may result in your vote not counting.
- Only ONE VOTE per person please (we can tell if multiple votes come from a single internet ready device and will discount multiple votes if we feel the voting is not genuine).
- Voting will close at midnight on Tuesday 14th May.
Meet The Other Contestants
RealBride#1 Carly & Mikey
RealBride#2 Christine & Ryan
RealBride#3 Sam & Ben
RealBride#4 Jackie & Paul
RealBride#5 Jenna & Remi
RealBride#6 Abi & Ross
RealBride#7 Hazel & Grant
RealBride#8 Kat & Ryan
RealBride#9 Natalie & Jade
RealBride#10 Sophie & Simon
RealBride#11 Andrea & Caroline
RealBride#12 Nicola & Jack
RealBride#13 Nina & Ryan
RealBride#14 Sarah & Callum
RealBride#15 Stef & Ciaran