This week’s Behind the Bride is Lyndsey from Me, Him, the dog and a Baby.
Hi Lyndsey, first of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day?
John and I have been married now for nearly 4 years and we got married on 30th September 2013.
Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet?
I started off as a book blogger and one of my good friends, also a book blogger, had been telling me about this guy for months.
I was at university at the time and kept putting her off. Eventually I gave in though and went to stay with her in Norfolk for a weekend. I never believed in it before but it was love at first sight. Well, we’d actually been talking online for weeks prior to us meeting but I knew the minute I actually met him that I was going to marry him.
We got together about 2 months after meeting in person, which was longer than it should have been! I think we were both a bit worried about the distance to start with.
How did they propose? Or was it you who popped the question?
We were so boring because neither of us proposed. We were very sensible and grown up about the whole thing and discussed marriage like it was nothing. We booth agreed early on that we wanted to get married so figuring out the detaiils was the important thing. I hate being the centre of attention anyway so I would have hated a big proposal.
Tell me a bit about your big day. Where did you tie the knot? Did you have a theme or a colour scheme?
John and I got married in Orlando, Florida. We had so much stress trying to plan a traditional wedding here in the UK when our families are either divorced or spread all over the country. It was one big headache!
So, we had a holiday booked to Orlando for my graduation present and John’s 30th birthday. John said to me one day ‘Why don’t we get married while we’re there?’ It was an immediate yes from me. We didn’t actually invite anyone to our wedding though so it was just me and John. Some family members were more unhappy than others but it was important to us to have our day as we wanted it.
After the ceremony we got changed into normal holiday clothes and went for a really low key meal before chilling out in our hotel for the rest of the evening!
What was your favourite memory from your day?
Strangely, it was John locking us out of our hotel room when we got back from our ceremony. I wasn’t happy at the time but looking back now to standing on a balcony in a massive dress and smoking a cigarette is funny to me! It might not be the happiest memory but it’s definitely the most unique.
Was there anything that didn’t go to plan? Or that you would perhaps have done differently?
Apart from being locked out of our hotel room, our wedding day was absolutely perfect for us. I think I can answer for us both when I say that we wouldn’t have wanted anything to be different. Our wedding day was just about us and our relationship and that’s what was important.
Do you have any advice for future brides to be?
Don’t listen to other people! We could have easily been bullied into staying in the UK to get married but I would have been miserable. I would have paid thousands more for a wedding I didn’t want and I wouldn’t have got a honeymoon! It wouldn’t have been worth it and I would have regretted it.
Thanks so much for taking part Lyndsey! Your wedding sounds like it was perfect.
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