For someone who not too long ago pledged to blog every day, I’ve been silent on here for over a month. Good one. But I do have an excuse: I got married.
Pic – Mark Seymour Photography
We returned from honeymoon late last night (Mauritius and Abu Dhabi, thanks for asking) and today has been a whirlwind of opening cards, going through pics, calling family and the “WELCOME BACK TO HUMDRUM REALITY” of an overdue VAT return.
The wedding seemed like a distant memory almost from the moment we woke up on that hungover morning after, but I am going to document as much as I can within the constraints of my husband not actually wanting me to (ahem) and being aware of not wanting to bore you all to tears.
The reality is though that wedding blogs were a huge HUGE part of my wedmin ‘research’. I’m not into DIY or particularly strong ‘themes’ or anything like that, but I still found myself relying on wedding blogs hugely for answering questions like “do I really have to bother with favours as they’re expensive, crap and I can’t see the point?” and “what happens when I need a wee once my dress is on?”. (It turns out your husband holds your dress above your head and you catch a glimpse of “this is the rest of my life” despair in his eyes, FYI).
I don’t want to feel like all this wedding knowledge is just pointless now that the big day is out the way, so I want to share some of the things I’ve learnt along the way – hopefully with a bit less of the sugar coating that drove me stark raving bonkers during my own wedmin research.
There’s a LOT to document though, so I am going to break it into lots of different posts rather than write one gargantuan essay. I’ll hopefully get around to covering all the details, from picking a photographer to deciding half way through the wedding breakfast that I MUST GET OUT OF THE DRESS IMMEDIATELY to honeymoon loveliness.
Maybe we were lucky and just happened to have the perfect honeymoon, but the honeymoon really is the best bit. To say my husband spoilt us is an understatement, I have felt like a movie star for the past two weeks…albeit a very drunk and blissed out one.
I’m so grateful to everyone who made the wedding the amazing day that it was and I’ll be thanking the individuals who made it all come together in all the posts that follow, but I have to thank my parents once again for their unbelievable generosity and support throughout. And for setting a great example of course by having such an awesome marriage themselves!
I’m going to start this little wedding series by posting about my Pronovias wedding dress and the whole ‘choosing a dress’ thing. I’ll hopefully be writing that post this afternoon…so keep an eye out. (NOW WRITTEN! Read it here.)
And although I am now Mrs Poppy Taylor, I will still be using the name Poppy Dinsey for bloggy blogging – if only because finding a new domain and Twitter handle to replace PoppyD is a massive pain in the arse. So no changes on that front, in case you were wondering.
Our reverend said during our service that she doesn’t think a wedding should be the happiest day of your life and do you know what? I completely agree. Our wedding was wonderful, don’t get me wrong, but it would be depressing to think that everything from the 18th October 2014 onwards is just downhill for us. A wedding should be one of the happiest days of your life, but it should be just the beginning. I’m excited for many more happy days ahead. So excited!
More to follow 🙂
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