Hey! So I’m new to this ‘blogging’ malarkey but its something I’ve been meaning to set up for a while. Those of you who have known me a long time, know that my business is based on my family, and working it into our crazy routine. Therefore, I’m going to start my first ever blog post with something family oriented and relevant for this week. Here goes…
So Monday was my anniversary! We’ve been married 2 years and together for 8 (we got married on the same date so we would remember our anniversary!).
To cut a long story short we had a perfect wedding but decided to do it on the cheap. We had 2 babies and we were (and still are) desperate to buy a house. All in our wedding cost less than 1K (yes it’s do able if you cut out the unnecessary, and by that I mean not inviting your mums mate from 20 years ago that once gave you £5 for your birthday). I had about 24 people at the wedding. I come from a huge family so just my immediate family was invited.
We wanted to be married on the 9th April as mentioned before, but because that date was less than 12 weeks away (I know I’m blowing your minds right now), we had to pay extra, although it wasn’t much more. Adam asked my parents and once they gave the go ahead, I sent a text to my closest family members (I suppose you could call this my ‘Save the date’), telling them that we were getting married and to buy a nice frock.
I bought my dress and Adams suit from Debenhams, they do a fabulous range! Charlie was so small so I couldn’t get him a proper suit but I did manage to get Harriet a beautiful dress from Debenhams too. TOP TIP: I carefully took the tag off Harriet’s dress and replaced it and took it back to the shop after the wedding. She was never going to wear it again and it was quite expensive to just give away.
We bought rings, which turned out to be a lot less money than I thought because, being a nurse, I’m not allowed to have stones in my ring. Therefore, I have a band ring that has been engraved to look like stones. I love it! We didn’t have flowers or cars (I drove myself and Adam to the registry office), and a family friend (a beautician) did my makeup.
The day came and we arrived at Leeds Town Hall, together. Our families were waiting outside and my wonderful friend Charlotte and her fab husband Mike (Peace Wedding Photography) took our photos. We then headed off to Kirkstall Abbey to take more photos and throw confetti!
Once we had taken all the photos, we headed off to a local pub for lunch and cake. I did get changed before we ate! Afterwards, we headed for Salford to watch Leeds Rhinos away (in the pouring rain!).
That was it. We were married. Just the way we wanted it. It wasn’t up everyone’s street but we had exactly who we wanted there, I wore a beautiful dress and we spent the evening cheering on our favourite team with a pint of lager. All in less than £1000 and we couldn’t have been happier. Would we do it differently if we didn’t have a house to buy? Probably not. It was small, intimate, and different to say the least, but I married the most wonderful man in front of our amazing families.
To celebrate our anniversary week, I thought it is only right that our Print Of The Week is based on love too. For one whole week you’ll find our ‘ All of me loves all of you ’ Print with a massive 50% off! 💕