So lovely RMW-ers last time we ‘spoke’ I was eagerly awaiting the sale of Glastonbury tickets and as you can probably tell from the title of this post WE GOT THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀
Yup a huge group of friends led by the awesome Jons got up early on a Sunday morning and spent what felt like a life time frantically attempting to get into the all important ticket sale! Now, I thought buying tickets for our favourite bands was stressful (I almost cried when I thought I hadn’t managed to get tickets to Sigur Ros recently!) but nothing prepared me for the stress of buying Glastonbury tickets! Far too many times I was close to throwing the laptop across the room and many times I screamed at the computer for the ridiculous ‘Oops we’re sorry but we cannot find that page’ page!! And after what felt like an eternity I turned to Dave and declared, teary eyed, that we were obviously not going to get our dream Glasto honeymoon as we were NEVER going to get tickets! (Melodramatic? Moi? Never!!!! 😉 )
Well we all persisted, adamant that this awful ticket system was not going to get the better of us, and then it came……the call from the fabulous Jons! They had got through…..we had tickets to Glastonbury Festival 2013!!! I cannot begin to explain how excited Dave & I were. Honeymoon (part one!) was booked!!!
Are You Nuts?!
So why on earth would a couple of newlyweds chose to spend the first week of their married life together with a huge group of friends in a muddy field in Somerset?……why not?!!! Dave and I are pretty big music fans and some of our best nights out have been at gigs, our engagement even ended with an Arcade Fire gig at the O2! (BEST. NIGHT. EVER!) And over the years we have loved discovering new bands together (well, most of the time it’s Dave introducing me to them, but don’t tell him that or he’ll get a big head! 😉 ).
Together we have also been to both Reading festival and Latitude and while these have been amazing (Latitude had a theatre stage!!) we have always, always wanted to go to Glastonbury. So what better excuse to finally go than to celebrate the wedding!?! Obviously, me being me, I have gotten just a little bit excited about the idea of spending our time at Glastonbury and much to Dave’s dismay I have been planning how to make the perfect honeymoon camp!!! I’m sure all the guys are going to love it when I rock up and surround all of our tents in fairy lights, bunting, lanterns, maybe a ‘just married’ sign….. well I wouldn’t be a true RMW Real Bride if I didn’t add a bit of pretty to it all!!! So here are a few pics to show you how I envisage our Glastonbury Honeymoon….. (yes, yes I know none of these pictures include the massive amounts of mud that will inevitably feature, but a girl can dream, can’t she?!)
So……are any of you Glastonbury honeymoon couples? If it’s good enough for Lilly Allen surely it’s good enough for us?! Or do you think we’re completely nuts?!
And the more important question…….how many of you want to stay in that silver caravan surrounded by fairy lights in the picture above, amazing isn’t it?!!!
Honeymoon – Part Deux
Well….you didn’t think that was going to be it did you?! Oh no, Dave and I are having a honeymoon part two!! And as I have been writing this post we have finally booked it! YAY!!!
As we have a close friend’s wedding to attend in early July we realised we had a very small window of opportunity for said honeymoon so after a little deliberation we decided that maybe we could hold off of going on part two until later in the year, hopefully this way we would miss all the families on their summer hols & keep it within budget!!! So after trawling through the library of holiday/honeymoon brochures I had acquired (it wasn’t quite as hard as I make it out to be, in fact I recall our first ‘trawl’ being while we were sat in a pub garden drinking a bottle of wine one sunny summer day! 😉 ) we decided we wanted the following from our honeymoon…..sun, sea, sand, culture, relaxation, activities, nice food, yummy wine, lovely hotel, & preferably a few stunning locations to visit!!! Not much to ask really is it? Heehee So where could we go to get all this?…….Turkey? Maybe. Croatia? We’ve heard it’s pretty romantic there! 😉 Italy? mmmmmmm wine and pizza! Marrakech? Oooooooo…
So peeps next September, just over 2 months after the wedding, Dave and I will be packing our bags and heading off on a Moroccan adventure! 😀 We start with 4 nights in Marrakech, where we hope to go on a little trip to the Atlas mountains, visit the amazing market stalls of the city (no doubt that will involve purchasing numerous trinkets for the home, shhhh don’t tell Dave!), and sampling some of the local food & wine, obviously! We’ve booked a sweet little Riad not far from the hustle and bustle, it’s not one of your big luxurious beach resorts but it does have a courtyard pool, roof terrace and only a total of 11 rooms!
After the excitement of Marrakech we will head over to Agadir, one of Morocco’s beach resorts, for 6 nights of luxurious relaxation! We’re thinking lazy days by the massive pool (they have those bed sunbed things!!!), the odd game of tennis (if Dave has his way) and slow wanders along the beach at night…..heaven!
So guys, what are you all planning for your honeymoon? Are any of you being greedy like us & having two honeymoons?! Have any of you been to Morocco? We would certainly welcome any tips for our trip!
Big ‘can you tell I’m really excited about the honeymoons’ love
Rebecca 🙂 xxx
Ps. by the time you all read this I will have collected THE dress from the bridal shop!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! 😀