This week’s Behind the Bride is with the lovely Kelly-Anne from Mimi Rose & Me
Hi Kelly-Anne, when was the big day?
It was on Saturday 16th March 2013. I can’t believe that this year we celebrated our fourth anniversary!
Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet?
I’m never sure how to start question like these…but here goes. I’m Kelly Anne and I am married to my lovely husband Tony and we are parents to our adorable daughter Amelia Rose who is two years old.
My husband and I have been together for 8 years and we had our daughter on our 6th anniversary of being together. It was like are meant to be.
I actually met my husband through my sister, as they went to school together. We got chatting, became really good friends and then we both realised we liked one another but didn’t have the courage to let the other one know. Until my sister did it for us. Then our relationship grew from there…
How did they propose? Or was it you who popped the question?
I was worrying about my husband for a few weeks. He was acting very strangely, being secretive. I honestly thought that perhaps he wanted to end our relationship, I am so paranoid. But it turns out that he was actually planning a proposal.
He asked both my parents permission for my hand in marriage, their opinions on my ring and how he should propose.
My husband decided to pop the question at a favourite place of my mine, the local seaside. This beach is a very special place to me and one that is full of memories with all of my family and a place where I go if I ever need time to think.
On January 25th 2009 my husband whisked me away to our local seaside for a romantic walk along the promenade looking at the sun set, yes the sun was out.
At first I thought that my husband was acting a bit strange because as we was walking along he kept stopping to and told me to stare at the sun, then we would move a bit further along for him to say it again. I think he was trying to build up the courage to ask me. By the third time I was turning around to say something and he was down on one knee…
Tell me a bit about your big day. Where did you tie the knot? Did you have a theme or a colour scheme?
I know many girls dream of that special fairy-tale wedding but honestly my husband gave me the wedding of my dreams, as corny as it may sounds he made me feel like a princess. Every time I look back on the photos I want to marry him all over again.
We then had our wedding breakfast and reception in a hotel about twenty minutes from the village church. When we first started planning for our wedding there were so many wedding venues that we went to go and visit and this was by far the most beautiful. We had some amazing photographs taken in the hotel and one even managed to make it’s way into their new brochure.
We did have a colour scheme of Cadbury’s purple and lilac with a diamond and pearl theme throughout. The purple was such a difficult colour scheme to match with everything, but we manage to get the bridesmaids dresses, flowers, favours, chair bows and candy cart all matching.
What was your favourite memory from your day?
My favourite memory of the day had to be when I arrived at the altar and my husband gave a wink, it’s kind of our thing. But then he mouthed to me ‘you look beautiful’ holding back the tears.
Was there anything that didn’t go to plan? Or that you would perhaps have done differently?
Yes, a few things did go wrong but nothing our master of ceremonies couldn’t handle. I do think both my husband and I became too focused on other people and what they wanted for OUR wedding.
So in hindsight if there was anything we could have done differently it would be to do what we wanted for our wedding and not worrying about including every single member of our family in every decision we made.
Do you have any advice for future brides to be?
Don’t worry about everything and everyone. It can be so hard to try and please everyone, there’s no doubt about it that someone’s nose will be put out of joint. Focus on what you and your new husband/wife have in mind for your perfect wedding.