For those of you who have been exposed to my many dating horror stories over the years, you’ll be more than aware that I’d started to cross over into serious spinster cat lady territory. It was a status I was more than happy to take and genuinely thought would last for life, move over Bridget Jones. That was until I met Dickie.
On 5th September, I officially lost my spinster status (I’m still a cat lady) as we finally tied the knot and I took the Kentish name – a name I’m incredibly proud to adopt.
Throughout all of my dating years, I remember being told that I needed to learn to lower my standards and to make compromise but I refused. I would rather feel truly alive and happy for a week or a month than spend a lifetime of average. Having finally met my Prince Charming, I now truly believe that fairytales do exist. You don’t have to make massive compromises when you slot together like two peas in a pod. It’s just easy. That’s no mean feat with the challenges that we’ve faced.
Everybody tells you that your wedding day the best day of your life and I have to admit there is a certain level of expectation put upon you to feel that way. I needn’t have worried. It was such an AMAZING day. I beamed from the second I woke up until the early hours of the next morning when I finally went to sleep. Taking on board advice from friends and family, we made sure that we stuck together like glue throughout the whole day (we could mainly be found on the dance floor) and that we took mental images of special moments throughout the day. I don’t have a single regret.
We kept our day intimate, with only 50 guests in the daytime and 110 in the evening. I desperately wanted to share the plans with you guys on my blog during the lead up but I didn’t want to take away any of the surprise for our guests (and I know that most of my readers are my family, ha). However, now that it’s done and dusted, I’ll be sharing some tips and advice along with the choices that we made for our day.
In the meanwhile, however, there is the AWESOME honeymoon to share – Fiji and Hong Kong – both of which stole my heart. We stayed in some incredible places and stumbled across some hidden gems – so keep checking in over the next couple of weeks for more instalments…
Mrs Kentish xox
(still not sick of saying that yet!)