This week I have been chatting to Vicki from Tippytupps about her winter wedding. Hi Vicki, can you tell me a little about yourself?
Hi! Tippytupps is a parenting and lifestyle blog following me, my amazing daughter, gorgeous son, put upon husband and crazy cat. It follows our lives as we try and juggle everything that makes up the world of us! Emma has very kindly let me take over her blog to talk to you all about my wedding – thank you Emma!
Not a problem Vicki! First of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day?
It was back in 2008 in December, so we’ve been married for quite a while now….9 years this year. Eek!
Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet?
We are such a cliché – he was the boy next door, a younger one at that! I used to live next door to his mum and him and I met when he moved back home after he broke up with a previous partner. Neither of us were looking for anything serious but love can come bite you in the butt when you least expect it! 12 years later we’re still going strong.
How did they propose? Or was it you who popped the question?
Neither! We were headed out to New York state to visit some friends who lived there and to get a bit of snowboarding done. A random “wouldn’t it be funny if…” discussion turned into “let’s do it!” We landed, went to City Hall the next day to see if it was even possible, and then 48 hours later we were married!
Tell me a bit about your big day. Where did you tie the knot? Did you have a theme or a colour scheme?
No themes, no bridesmaids, no best man, no car. Just me and my husband and some friends as witnesses. In the 48 hours we had, we managed to pick up a wedding dress for me and a suit for him, after all these aren’t things you would usually take snowboarding! So at least we looked the part.
Our wedding was at 10am so after waking up and clearing the drive (as it had hit -14C overnight and the snow was up to our waist) we took separate cars to City Hall and met there. After a lovely little service, we headed back to our friend’s house and got packed up so we could pop across the border into Canada to visit Niagara Falls as a kind of mini honeymoon within a holiday. Completely spontaneous and absolutely perfect!
What was your favourite memory from your day?
Arriving in Niagara Falls, getting to our hotel room and opening the curtains to the most stunning view. It was a beautiful moment of peace in each other’s arms looking out over the falls and I knew we had done the right thing.
Was there anything that didn’t go to plan? Or that you would perhaps have done differently?
We had no plans so there was nothing really to go wrong! Sometimes I do wish we did it in a more traditional way so all our families could have been there and my Dad could have walked me down the aisle. Then a friend gets married and although their day is amazing, it’s just not what I would have wanted. Too must stress and attention!
One thing I do regret though is we don’t have any ‘proper’ pictures from the day. What we do have is snapped on phones and cheap cameras. I don’t regret it enough to have don’t anything differently though.
Do you have any advice for future brides to be?
Know what you want and just do it. It’s your day so don’t feel pressured by friends and family. You’ll only do it once (hopefully!) so make it count.
And that’s it….thanks for reading!
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