All you need is love and …to follow a real life wedding planning journey.
I’d like to introduce you all to Sharmain and Jeremy.
These two love birds just got engaged and their journey from engaged to married is going to be a regular feature, where every month I will check in with them to see how the wedding planning process is going.
So let me tell you a little about these two. Sharmain is 22 and her fiance Jeremy is 31. They have been together for just over 4 years and engaged for 3 weeks. They met at work where he hit her with a door (I’m assuming accidentally) and the rest they say is history.
Jeremy proposed to Sharmain while they were on holiday in Auckland celebrating their 4 year anniversary. Sharmain has an absolute love of animals (we’ll probably hear more about that later) so Jeremy decided that proposing to her at the Auckland Zoo would be perfect. He felt that its a place they don’t have a chance to visit everyday (since they live in Dunedin) and somewhere they hope they can one day take their children back to. So after hours of wandering around the zoo, just before the zoo closed, Jeremy told Sharmain to take one last photo at the tiger enclosure, so she took the photo and then when she turned back around to put the camera away, Jeremy was down on his knee. Pretty romantic move if you ask me.
So first Sharmain cried, as you do, then called her mother, as you do. Then Jeremy called his parents to tell them she was crying, apparently they had already been let in on his secret before they left for the trip. So after some more texts and phone calls to close friends and family it was announced on social media, and then the whole world knew.
The ring came from Pascoes the Jewellers, and Jeremy admits it was fairly easy to do a bit of window shopping and then sneakily purchase the ring due to the two of them not having the same days off work, and unknown to Sharmain she had been inadvertently giving Jeremy ideas of styles she liked.
They haven’t set a wedding date yet, but are considering early 2018. Which will give them plenty of time to hopefully have a relaxed wedding planning process. It’s important to Sharmain and Jeremy that they have an enjoyable and memorable day but that is still remains their wedding.
As part of the planning process Sharmain is hoping to get advice from family and friends who have been through the wedding planning process and has signed up to Pinterest ( like every good bride should) and is now a regular purchaser of bridal magazines.
Each month we’ll check in to see how the process is going, what’s been done, how everyone’s feeling, if there are any issues etc. I’m looking forward to seeing a real life wedding unfold. Let the fun begin!