A small intimate day - My Wedding Day

Now i have been meaning to do a wedding post for ages!... But seeing as its my 2nd Wedding Anniversary tomorrow I thought today would be quite apt.

My Wedding may come across as quite controversial to some. But your wedding day is a personal choice however you choose to do it...
I watched The Sex and the City film earlier at The end where Carey married Big just the two of them & they said how perfect it was... well that pushed me to write about my wedding day!
My personal views actually shocked myself as i had always dreamt of the massive white wedding, lots of guests, lots of money being spent.

But i had a wake up call the beginning of the year & realised how short life is. If i wanted to get married i wanted to go & get married. No silly long engagement... the longer i was engaged for the bigger the wedding may of become... the more stressed i would of been.

We had minimal guests - our best friends & a photographer & of course Emilyn. As you can guess Not everyone agreed with our decision, But it was our day & we didn't want any stress.
I loved Everything about our wedding day. We booked the Kingston Registry Office & then had a lovely meal in a restaurant looking over Epsom Downs. Later that night we jetted off to Tunisia for our 2 week all inclusive honeymoon.

I shall add money had nothing to do with why we had a small wedding. I wanted it to be all about Mic & I, I suppose its hard for some people to understand I have had a few 'nasty' comments from people i barely no in the past saying how wrong we were to get married the way we did... they couldn't get their head around it...

I'm sorry but i definitely wasn't getting into any debt over 1 day of stress & trying to get around to talking to everyone - And i most definitely wasn't going to turn into a bridezilla.

There is more into it than i make out. Mic & I have always been quite shall i say 'showy off' people. I suppose for one day i didn't want to put a fake smile on I wanted to love everything about my day.

I know i probably don't come across shy i'm not incredibly shy its more the emotional business of a big wedding that would of just knackered me out & with my M.E i just didn't want it.
It was after Emilyn's baptism we had a giant celebration & the stress involved killed me. I didn't enjoy the day much & just wanted the day to be over. That is what made us choose to have our small intimate day.
We do plan to have a Blessing done soon in our Church *where i have had both little people baptised & is our weekly church now. It would be lovely to have our family see us renewing our vows.

I think its madness the amount of money some people spend on a wedding. I Got married because I love Mic & i want to spend the rest of my life with him, The vows i made are solid & will stay with us for as long as we both shall live. I am in no means a smushy lovey dovey wife so i will stop there.
For us so far i know 2 years isn't a very long time but we better than ever. we have two beautiful children & believe me having a baby is hard work in any relationship we work off each other,  & our Family is amazing. we are in the building process of our house now too thank goodness, we will get there.

I feel when people ask about our wedding day & i say how small it was they want to dig down & ask why?... It was a lovely intimate day full of smiles, laughs, giggles & wine. The build up to the big day was stressed enough for me. let alone having 100+ people to cater & think about... 5+ bridesmaids & pageboys to sort out & dress ... the list is endless. At the end of the day we are all signing the same paper & saying the same Vows. We done it our way & we never look back.

This weekend we have booked a hotel in Chessington & we are taking the little people to the safari park & sealife centre for our anniversary.

Last Year we went for a long weekend away to Bournemouth & stayed in a lovely boutique hotel.

Here's to many more happy years & weekends away celebrating our marriage.


  1. Gorgeous pics, you look beautiful and happy. Your day is your day, and you should spend it how you want not how other people want. Happy anniversary xxxx

  2. Lovely story! This is how i plan my wedding day to be also! wishing you both many,many more wonderful years to come!



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