For this week’s Behind the Bride, Katy from Katy Kicker shares her wedding day.
First of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day?
We got married on the 4th of June 2011. Feels like a lifetime ago now!
Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet?
My husband and I met when we worked together. He made a few funny comments and we got talking. About 6 weeks later we went on our first date and have been together ever since. Almost 10 years now!
How did they propose? Or was it you who popped the question?
My husband proposed at my Mum’s home, while it was just the two of us there. He gave a lovely speech about our relationship and the future – things that he has made come true for us now. It was wonderful and exactly what I wanted. I’m not one for big public displays of affection, as he knew, so I was glad it was intimate and private.
Tell me a bit about your big day. Where did you tie the knot? Did you have a theme or a colour scheme?
We got married in our hometown of Harlow, Essex. We got married in a registry office and had a party at a social club after, as we were not flush. The registry office we got married in doesn’t hold weddings anymore AND the social club burned down! They are building houses there I think now – who knows, one day we might live there!
Our colour scheme was gold and ivory. Class and widely available.
Definitely seeing my husband waiting for me as my brother walked me in. It was a lovely moment and I could see that he was genuinely emotional – which is rare for my husband! Our wedding day started off with a little sprinkling of rain – which I loved. Beyond that the weather was glorious so it was lovely for our photographs. Even if I did get sunburn!
Was there anything that didn’t go to plan? Or that you would perhaps have done differently?
I wanted to go away and get married just the two of us. I wouldn’t do that now. Instead I would have slightly less people at our wedding and make it more luxurious. We didn’t have a huge budget when we got married, but it wasn’t about showing off to other people anyway.
Do you have any advice for future brides to be?
Worry about yourself and your spouse. Hold the wedding that you both want. It is easy to get swept along by other people, usually ones who have already had a wedding or two of their own. Stick to your guns and invite those guests you genuinely want there. You don’t want to look back on your photographs with regret.
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