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Let The Plans Begin

August 13, 2010

After we had taken a while to enjoy and indeed get used to our engagement, we began discussing the big day.

There was so much to be decided from the ceremony to the reception to music to flowers, we quickly became a little overwhelmed so resolved to take it one step at a time and so began by discussing the date. As I mentioned previously, we knew it would be a summer wedding and felt that a Saturday would be best for us as we both have family that would need to travel quite a distance. We toyed with the idea of a bank holiday weekend for the same reason but June would be too early so that left August. However, the August bank holiday weekend is notoriously wet in our part of the country so we dismissed that rapidly as we’d like some chance of sunshine! So we decided on mid July – first decision made, millions more to go!

Next we discussed venues – we did not want to hold our reception locally despite that fact that many people travel miles to the hotels local to us, we wanted something a little different (to us) on our big day! We researched quite a few venues online, downloaded or sent away for information on their wedding packages and from this, short listed the ones we liked and made appointments to view them.

We spend the next few Saturday’s visiting the venues – we visited two hotels first and then we viewed a country house – instantly we both knew that it was for us!  While the hotels were both beautiful, they lacked that individuality and “something special” that the country house offered – it was a place that could be very much tailored to our needs and offered a very personal service. The property itself is a manor house built in 1639 on 35 acres situated in a fantastic location in the middle of the countryside.

Although we knew that it was perfect for us, we kept our appointments with the other venues but none of them impressed us as much so we provisionally booked it as we had yet to speak with the parish priest.

The following week I called the parish priest and after a rather confusing chat about how there were talks of the church being renovated, he confirmed that our date was indeed free and penciled us in.

We could now relax for a while as two of the major aspects had been organised – next on the list, of course, the dress…

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Pippared permalink
    August 13, 2010 11:39 am

    I have a feeling I know the country house you’re talking about 🙂 this is very strange but I always have the 8th or the 28th in my head as a day I would like to marry on, even made a list of the summer dates of when the 8th or 28th falls on a weekend between 2012-1016 ( I did this a while ago, what a weirdo I am)
    I would pick a country house over a hotel always…..good decision….xxx

    • August 13, 2010 11:43 am

      It’s a beautiful spot Pippa & have heard nothing but good reports about it so fingers crossed! That’s gas about the dates – at least you’ve one thing sorted once you get the rock 🙂

  2. Pippared permalink
    August 13, 2010 11:48 am

    If I am thinking of the same place then it is beautiful 🙂 yeah I know I must take my list out some night when I am with a boy and go are you free 8th June 2012, oh goodie cos thats the day I think we should marry ( would love to do this on a first date —-how to lose a man in one date ha ha ha)

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