So…I am starting to take blogging seriously and I will be writing a series of blogs over the next 15 months to record my thoughts on this rollercoaster they call ‘The Wedding Countdown’ whilst also trying to ‘namedrop’ a few good suppliers that we will be hoping to book along the way (Claire instantly told me to mention you Rachel Simpson 🙂
*I’ll set the scene – We were on a beach in Lanzarote in October with family, and I ‘romantically’ manipulated a magic show in which my two lads were allegedly the ring leaders 😉
The show culminated in me magically pulling out a ring (thanks to the master training from expert magician, Christian Fletcher) and getting on one knee.
(*Video to be put up on my next blog)
Then…..I ‘popped the big question’, I’m ‘taking the plunge’, I’m…..instantly nervy…She hesitated until realising it wasn’t a joke, burst in to tears..
I smiled (hoping I hadn’t misread the last 6 years and jointly produced a daughter) and she said ‘YES’.
A little history..It is about time I asked my long term girlfriend, Claire, to marry me as it has been 6 years this year and I feel as if I have tested the water thoroughly enough to realise that she CAN live with me, and I can’t live without her.
Plus, I have been in the wedding industry for 3 years this year and there’s only so many times I can get away with ‘I’m making connections’ or ‘I am networking so we can get discounts’.
So, here I was, an engaged man. And all of a sudden it’s talk of guests on the day, guests on the night, venue, cakes, ferrero rocher and vol-au-vents. I’m only going to do it once so I want what we want. I’ve started following wedding pages and Pinterest not just for work.
Will I turn in to a Groomzilla? Will I start demanding rose petals and fresh pineapples in my rider? I have no idea either so watch this space.
Next installment next week..Please feel free to comment or hammer me for any mistakes (more grammar than life) on the way 🙂