This week I have been chatting to Jenna from Then There were Three about her wedding.
Hi Jenna! First of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day?
The big day was on the 23rd of October 2015.
Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet?
A friend messaged me in 2013 asking if I was seeing anyone which I wasn’t. She set me up with her fiance’s best friend – we were texting for 2 months before we met as he worked in Iraq.
Essentially it was a blind date and he flew to Wales for the weekend in July 2013. By September he had purchased a house here and we found out we were expecting our daughter in July 2014; pretty much a whirlwind!
How did they propose? Or was it you who popped the question?
It turns out he had a proposal plan; think picnic basket, wine etc. However we had argued one day and he spilled the beans that he was planning to propose and had chosen the ring (which I loved). It ended with him having me order the ring online so we could get nectar points ha!
Tell me a bit about your big day. Where did you tie the knot? Did you have a theme or a colour scheme?
We only decided to get married 6 weeks before the big day, so it was rushed. Luckily I found a dress and our venue in Gretna Green was booked. Only our immediate family and a couple of friends new. Everyone else found out when we had the “surprise” photo put on Facebook!
No theme as everything was so last minute.
What was your favourite memory from your day?
As awful as it sounds, once it had all been done and being able to take my dress off! It was so painful! I sat for the meal in my jeans, tshirt and veil!
Was there anything that didn’t go to plan? Or that you would perhaps have done differently?
I dyed my hair the night before which was so silly – it turned out a lot darker than I had hoped. I would definitely go back and change that.
Do you have any advice for future brides to be?
Don’t stress about it and do not worry about others. Do what you want to do and don’t do things for other people. Only you and the groom matter.
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