From engaged to married – April update

Want to know what Sharmain and Jeremy have been up to on the journey from engaged to married, well, here’s April’s instalment.

This month has been interesting for a number of reasons, but they definitely feel like they have made some progress.  The Save The Date cards have been officially either mailed out or hand delivered, and once the overseas guests have a received theirs, then we can officially announce the wedding date. Woot woot!!

The bridesmaids and groomsmen have all been asked and booked in for the wedding date.

Sharmain bought a  bag for her wedding dress, which she purchased in February, to keep it away from prying eyes and beautiful and clean leading up to the day.

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Here’s the wedding dress, in it’s bag, of course. You didn’t think I would actually show the dress did  you?

The flowers for the bouquets and buttonholes have been purchased and arrived. Sharmain decided to go with artificial flowers, because she really liked the idea of being able to keep her bouquet forever.

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The bouquets and buttomholes arrived and Tyrion was fascinated with what was in the box.

Wedding favours have also been ordered. Sharmain has a regular customer who bakes and decorates gingerbread cookies by hand.  They look amazing and taste great too, and they both feel its good to be able to support a local business as well.  They are yet to decide on the design and size of the cookies they will use, this will be decided on when the wedding favour boxes arrive, and they can tell the size.

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Hand baked and hand decorated ginger bread cookies, for wedding favours.

The biggest challenge this month has been the on-going saga with the reception venue.  The venue they have their hearts set on is currently undergoing renovations, which means there are alot of questions surrounding, whether it is going to be ready in time, can they use outside caterers, how many guests will it fit? So there have been numerous emails, and meetings, and finally they have a verbal agreement with the committee members and will have a written one in the next few weeks, which will make it an official booking.  Once this is done, then they can finalise the guest list and book caterers.

They are currently playing around with centerpiece ideas and have bought a few bits and pieces, to see what they like better.

There have been thoughts on the wedding ceremony itself, and Sharmain and Jeremy have been gathering ideas for vows and readings that they may be able to incorporate into the ceremony, their wonderful celebrant (me) will be able to help them with other ideas closer to the time, and it’s always good to have some ideas, to discuss.

So all in all, lots has been happening, lots of bits and bobs have been bought, and as soon as the venue is finalised, we’ll all breathe a sigh of relief.

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