11 October 2007

Location, location, location

So Boo and I made a list of what we wanted for our wedding... and then we added some other bits to the list and took a whole bunch of bits off - and we came up with a day that suited us both as a couple and as individuals. It's hopefully going to go something like this:

1. small country hotel for a long weekend in early spring 2009
2. late afternoon civil ceremony on the Sunday with just 7 guests in total
3. reportage photography and cupcakes (of course)
4. emerald and sage outfits for our guests
5. early evening entertainment in the gardens with Pimms and canapes, and late evening entertainment whilst having our wedding breakfast

We then went onto a very clever website that lists the 3,000 or so places licenced to hold a civil ceremony in the UK.

We then worked our way down those lists of venues and looked at the website of every single place within a 2 hour journey of where we live to come up with a longlist of possible venues.

We then read the brochures of those five places, and came up with our shortlist of 3 venues.

That's 3 venues within a 100 mile radius of where we live that might be able to host the wedding we want.

We went to see one last weekend. The smallest room that has a licence is just too big. Bugger.

So just two remain.

The Inn on the Green.

The Manor Hotel.

We are due to see both hotels when we get back from holiday. If neither of them are right, we may have to elope...now, there's an idea.....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This will come as a suprise but Darren and I got married on the 1st September!!! It was the second most amazing day of my life (nothing can compare to the day the
at our Ruby took her first breath of air).

It wasnt something we planned, he asked me in jest I think and I said yes!! Then he took it on himself to arrange. He did have the added advantage of being a hotel owner so getting a suitable venue wasnt a problem, all I had to do was decide which dress to wear from the range he'd organised to be privately shown to me, how amazing is that. It was all amazing, a complete fairy tale and all I had to do was turn up.

We only wanted family and close friends around us and we had a great time, however we did upset countless other's. At the end of the day it was our day and it was perfect and people will either have to forgive or hate us. Actually Sara, there are still so many people we havent told but I just don't care.

Anyway, I guess what I'm trying to say is, if you and Boo really want to be married, just do it, you only have to please each other.

Much Love
Clare xxxx