Into 2013 and its all starting to feel very real! Jon and I just can’t believe how quickly 2012 went, so here we are with less than 3 months to go till the big day, we are both so excited.
Since my last post Jon and I have been finalising all the details which has been helped enormously by the Caterers and the Venue, the wonderful Dodford Manor. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve woken up with a start thinking how much we’ve got to do, only to have a meeting or two and realise that all is not lost and we’re in very safe hands.
One big decision has been to choose a delicious meal for all our guests… too many wonderful choices. After much debate we’ve decided to go for something a little different for the main course, fish! And though this might be a bit unusual I’m thinking it will be quite nice & fresh for a spring wedding… As yet the only guest who doesn’t eat fish is my lovely mum.. But she’s happy with her bespoke duck dish. Naturally, this will be followed by a selection of sumptuous chocolatey desserts. Yummy! Once we had made up our mind we passed our selections on to Jenkinsons and they are off to do the rest.
We also met up with Sabrina and the gang at Dodford Manor for our final meeting. It all felt so real, walking around the venue knowing that the next time I would be there I’d be all in white. Jon and I were happier than ever with our choice of venue, despite it only being a year old, Simon and Annabelle were busy making sure that every detail still looked perfect… They have taken time out in January to repaint and re-treat all the floors!… They’re such perfectionists, which is really what you want for the most important day of your life! We passed on all our contacts and entertainers details and left with the reassuring warm fuzzy feeling inside that everything is being looked after. Jon came away all chuffed because he and Simon had a good catch up and he’s decided to buy a barrel of beer in from a local supplier!
Our families have all been amazing as always and are doing all they can to help. My mum has been beavering away with an undying intensity making all manner of little lovelies to place around the venue. Her latest creations are a collection of hand stitched cushion covers in all shapes and sizes to adorn the furniture in the venue, who knows what’s next on her list.
Jon’s family have been equally busy, his Brother is in the midst of planning his stag do and hearing the list of his friends that are going I’ll just be pleased to see him again in one piece! His mum is still feeding the cake plenty of alcohol, as you can imagine it gets heavier by the day, I think it’s going to be quite something when she’s finished. Jon’s Dad also asked if he could say a few words after the meal. We had asked him before but clearly he’s changed his mind, much to our delight. We really feel humbled with all the love and support everyone’s giving us.
Looking forward to the few remaining months… I have a got plenty to be getting on with. I’ve decided to be organised and get all the other stationery including thank you cards done as soon as possible. A big thank you to everyone who has been looking at my stationery site, and sending in your requests, doing your stationery has been equally as enjoyable and rewarding… Here’s a pic of our stationery… We finally settled on a paper plane theme and we are both really pleased with how they turned out, and a massive thank you to print creative for printing them for us!
So, looking in my diary I only have two weekends available until the wedding! Every other is booked with hair trials, dress fittings and meetings with suppliers… I am loving it though, and kind of can’t imagine life without planning a wedding at the moment! As for the frantic list making I was doing… I think I have chilled out a bit now and I have to say a big thank you to all the brides-to-be who have offered their help and support over the past few months and especially the other RMW real brides. Even though we have only met briefly I feel like we all know each other so well and I’m really looking forward to a post wedding meet up. We could make it a rock the frock shoot… Any excuse to wear our dresses again!
Have any of you lovely ladies considered a RTF shoot post wedding? Or are you planning to keep your dress sacred. Or maybe sell it post wedding… I just don’t think I can bear to pack it away never to be seen again 🙁
Anyway, until next time… Lots of love,