This week’s Behind the Bride is with Stacy from Mom of Two.
Hi Stacy, first of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day?
Thank you! The big day was 30/05/2015 after a 3 year engagement.
Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet?
I’m 26 years old and my husband is Jacob and he is 27. We met back in 2008 at a Ceroc dance class that I went to with my Auntie.
How did they propose? Or was it you who popped the question?
Every year for our anniversary (our get together anniversary, not our wedding anniversary) we went to Llandudno for a few days. Sometimes it fell over a weekend and sometimes it was midweek.
We walked up to the top of the Great Orme on a stupidly windy day. I’ve never actually asked him this but I imagine the original plan was to propose at the top? But it was windy to the point of not really being able to hear each other without shouting which isn’t ideal for a proposal!
So on the way back down, we found a little alcove type thing with a little ledge that we sat on to eat the sandwiches we had taken with us. I was carrying them in my backpack and I turned around so he could get them out and when I turned back he was holding out a ring box! I don’t even remember him asking, I just threw my arms around him and kissed him! He was just looking at me and was like “so..?” Erm, YES!
The ring was exactly how I’d imagined it! Boy did good!
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 where we met! It’s no longer used as a dance venue but it is a stables and the function room is used for various other things. It seemed the most obvious venue choice to us that it wasn’t a “discussion” it was just mentioned in passing and that was that! The colour scheme was a deep, royal blue but other than the colour there was no theme.
What was your favourite memory from your day?
We had a fantastic open photo booth upstairs on the little balcony over looking the dance floor. Guests could choose to have a silly photo taken with props on one back ground or have a nice “proper” photo taken on the other background. We went upstairs to do a photo on each and they told us we could have one of them in large as a gift. We looked at both of the photos and chose the silly one which they weren’t expecting! We knew we were going to have plenty of nice photos from the actual photographer so the silly one was a nice extra.
Was there anything that didn’t go to plan? Or that you would perhaps have done differently?
Everything went to plan. At least, I think it did! I didn’t notice anything so that’s the main thing! I think we both agree though that if we did the day again we would choose a different DJ! Our RSVPs were also song request forms and not a lot of them got played which was very frustrating.
Do you have any advice for future brides to be?
I know its easier said than done but once your big day is here, there is absolutely nothing you can do to change anything that goes wrong so just stop stressing, relax and go with the flow and deal with anything that went wrong the day after. And make time to chat to your new husband during the day! Its very easy to get caught up in socialising and then realise that you’ve spent no time with each other!
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