This week’s bride is the lovely Amy of Mummy Fox.
Hi Amy, thanks for taking part! First of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day?
Our big day was the 28th March 2016. However, if you ask my Husband he’d say it was Easter Monday 2016. It was Easter Monday, but that changes every year! So he always has to guess. It’s normally wrong too…
Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet?
My name is Amy and my husband is Dan. We first met at Youth Camps at our Church Camp grounds. We were friends for a good few years before we actually got together.
How did they propose? Or was it you who popped the question?
So we were celebrating the second anniversary of us ‘going out’, we’d been for a meal at Las Iguanas and to see Wicked at the Hippodrome.
It all sounds romantic, doesn’t it?
Well, I was also 7 months pregnant, with a soon to be 10lb baby, so hugely uncomfortable, tired, hormonal and we got stuck in traffic for an hour before getting home. So not the romantic start I’m sure Dan had in mind. When we finally made it home, and I was ready to crash, I saw that he’d bought Fox or ring things and they were all on the bed waiting for me. There was Fox’s party rings, Fox’s biscuits, polo mints and some roses. He then got down on one knee and proposed!
Tell me a bit about your big day. Where did you tie the knot? Did you have a theme or a colour scheme?
Our big day started at Dan’s home church. We then had our reception at the stunning Swancar Farm. We had some really lovely touches, that I’d definitely get married again to have.
I surprised Dan with a Campervan as our wedding car. The car wasn’t something that either of us thought was particularly important. He was happy for me to book anything I wanted. So I did. I just didn’t tell him I’d managed to find a Campervan, which are his favourite.
Not only that I’d also booked to have a Candy Campervan for our wedding favours. Keeping that a secret was a bit harder, especially as it could have easily given away the secret for the wedding car.
We didn’t really have a theme we just had things that we liked. We had a hog roast for our Wedding meal and sweets on every table.
What was your favourite memory from your day?
Eek, that is such a difficult question! I have two stand out favourite moments, the whole day was my favourite though. The first one is when I walked down the aisle and Dan turned around. He’d got emotional at the rehearsal, but he was so much more emotional on the actual day.
The other is us having photographs taken outside the venue. We are friends with our photographers and it was like they weren’t there. We spent time together talking about the ceremony, laughing, joking and soaking everything in.
Was there anything that didn’t go to plan? Or that you would perhaps have done differently?
There were two things I said I definitely wanted at the wedding. One was a photo of Dan and I with Alfie and the other was Alfie to walk down the aisle to Dan. We have two photos of the three of us, but they were taken late at night, we are all tired and they are not the best. Alfie was carried down the aisle, and not by a bridesmaid like I said I wanted if he wouldn’t walk down the aisle. It’s only a little thing but I’d definitely have preferred them to have happened differently.
Do you have any advice for future brides to be?
Enjoy the planning. It can get stressful but it is your day and you make the decisions so make sure you do what you want to do.
Also, make sure that you take some time on the day to sit with your Husband (or Wife!) and just watch everybody enjoying sharing and celebrating your special day. It’s surreal and absolutely amazing.
If you are interested in taking part in the Behind the Bride series, please send me an email to discuss!