Today’s bride for the Behind the Bride series is Laura, from Autumn’s Mummy.
Hi Laura, first of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day?
Thanks! We got married two and a half years ago, on 26th June 2015.
Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet?
My husband and I met during GCSE study leave in 2008 when we were 16. Like most teens of my era, I spent so much of my spare time on MSN. As I went to a girls only grammar school, much of my time would be inevitably be spent trying to talk to boys from the local boys only grammar school.
Many of them found it funny to add as many of their mates into a conversation as possible to try and crash other people’s computers. I usually left the conversations for my computer’s sake, but one day I didn’t and this guy called Dave was there that I’d never spoken to before. For some reason I accepted when he added me, (I didn’t usually), and the rest is history, I guess!
How did they propose? Or was it you who popped the question?
During the summer of 2008 we were just friends and mostly hung out at a local park by the river. It was there that he took me to propose to me two years later, in 2010 when I was 18. It was the day after his 19th birthday and he’d been saving for a few months, then spent his birthday money on a ring for me.
I was actually a bit annoyed, because it was a cold and windy day and I’d just finished a shift at my Saturday job. I wanted to go across the road and get my usual McFlurry before getting in his car, but he texted me to say I couldn’t and that I needed to get in the car right away. When I got in, he was acting really weirdly. Then as he turned to go to the park instead of home, I kind of guessed what was going on.
Tell me a bit about your big day. Where did you tie the knot? Did you have a theme or a colour scheme?
We tied the knot in a church that’s special to us, then had our reception in a Grade II listed Georgian manor house. We had a colour scheme of blue and white and an owl theme. I love owls and managed to fit them into the favours, table plan, table names and cake topper. We even had an owl deliver our wedding rings down the aisle!
What was your favourite memory from your day?
Either cuddling on the balcony in the dark with my new husband after everyone had gone home, or the trip to the church in the car with my dad.
Was there anything that didn’t go to plan? Or that you would perhaps have done differently?
My husband didn’t blow up the inflatable guitars and microphones we were meant to have for the disco, my parents were running late which made me run late for the church and got me into a flap and there was a table I wish I’d decorated.
Do you have any advice for future brides to be?
People get weird about weddings and arguments happen. Remember to stick what you both want, don’t just do things to please other people. It’s your day.
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