Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Stacey 

Another week, another behind the bride! This week is the turn of Stacey from One Small Human

Hi Stacey, first of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day?

We got married on 3rd May 2014!

Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet?

We met back in 2003 in Durham. I was in my first year at Durham Uni and he was in the final year on the same course. We met through a friend.

How did they propose? Or was it you who popped the question?

There was no big romantic proposal. We’d been together almost a decade and it was more of a casual question over dinner in our apartment, to be honest! But that’s very much in keeping with how everything in our relationship has been – fairly laid back and matter of fact.

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 at the Last Drop Hotel in Bromley Cross just outside Bolton. The venue was absolutely stunning and we’d opted for a fairly traditional wedding.

It was the only day we’ve ever had all of our friends and family in the same place at the same time.

Colour wise, my bridesmaids wore burgundy and the venue was dressed in burgundy and ivory. It was a really lovely day in terms of the weather.

What was your favourite memory from your day?

One of the highlights for me was our string quartet playing outside in the afternoon while everyone had drinks. It was beautiful. We’d expected to be inside for most of the day, but they decided the weather was good and they’d pick up and head out. So of course, everyone followed and all our friends and family had a drink together in the sun while listening to a cracking quartet.

The other was walking into the wedding breakfast in football scarves. I’m a Manchester United fan and my husband is a Sunderland fan. Long after our wedding date was set, the fixtures were announced and it turned out that our teams would face each other on the day of our wedding! We agreed, whatever the result, we’d walk into the wedding breakfast in football scarves to a string quartet version of the Match of the Day theme tune!

Sunderland won, so it was a better result for my husband than for me! But definitely a fun memory.

Was there anything that didn’t go to plan? Or that you would perhaps have done differently?

Everything pretty much went to plan. The only thing I would change is that I would have spent a lot less time stressing about things like the seating plan. We spent ages working out where to sit everyone and in the end it did not matter one bit!

Actually, maybe I would drink a bit less if I did it again! Last minute honeymoon clothes shopping on a hangover the next day was far from fun!

Do you have any advice for future brides to be?

As difficult as it seems as the time, just put yours and your husband’s wishes first. We spent ages stressing over seating plans just because we wanted everyone else to be happy. And in the end it didn’t matter one bit. It’s your wedding day – the one time when it perfectly acceptable to put yourself first 🙂

Thanks Stacey, I definitely agree that it’s best to put yourself first when it comes to planning your wedding! 

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