Monday 25 September 2017

The Wedding Days Q&A #4

Welcome to my blog series 'The Wedding Days' where other couples (some bloggers, some non bloggers) share details about their big day by answering some questions. I LOVE weddings and seeing a few photos too! I'm really missing the planning of our big day which you can read about here where I've answered these questions about our own wedding *here*. So if you're anything like me, you're going to love this series too. If you want to get involved and share your wedding day with us too then email me on

Today we have Nicola who blog at Mummy To Dex telling us about her wedding day to her husband Neil!

Tell us a little bit about you and where you met your husband/wife? (include the proposal story if you want to)

I met Neil in Leeds Festival in 2010. My friend and I were camping and were rudely awoken by a chair being thrown at our heads. When we went to investigate we found a very intoxicated man and his friend who was very apologetic. We spent the day with this pair and later on their friend Neil came to join them. That was the moment I met my husband! We did long distance for two years, got engaged in Cairns, Australia then moved in together in 2012. Two years later we tied the knot.
Where was the big day and when was it?
The big day was in my hometown Denbigh in North Wales on April 5th 2014. We had a church service in St Marcella’s followed by a wedding breakfast and evening do at Faenol Fawr in Bodelwyddan.
What did the Bride wear (where did you get your dress, what were your accessories, colour theme, flowers, shoes?)

I wore a white dress which I purchased from Wedding Belles in Llandudno along with a chapel length veil. My shoes were by Benjamin Adams, although they didn’t stay on for long!
We had a travel theme to our day. The tables were named after cities we had visited; we had Bangkok, Sydney, Barcelona, Marrakesh to name a few. The centrepieces were hot air balloons stacked on top of travel books and the favours were world globe cake pops. We had a table with a vintage suitcase for people to leave us messages on old postcards I bought from eBay and our guestbook was a vintage world atlas.
What did the Groom wear? (did you hire suits? Were they the same as best man?)
The groom hired suits from Moss Bros and they accessorised them with teal cravats.
The wedding party? (did you have bridesmaids/flowers girls/page boys and what did they wear?)

The bridesmaids wore teal dresses by Dessy. Each had their own style to suit their figure which I loved. My flower girl wore a white dress from John Lewis.
Did you have evening entertainment? (include little extras like sweet tables ect)
We had a DJ (who didn’t follow my playlist, urgh!) and a buffet. I spent most of the evening outside chatting and drinking! In between the wedding breakfast and evening do, there was a period of about two hours, so my Uncle hosted a quiz which went down really well. It was also the Grand National that day so my brother-in-law hosted a sweep which was great fun.

What’s the best bit of advice you could offer a future bride?
Get a fantastic photographer; it’s worth spending the money, so that you have memories of your special day. It goes by so fast; it’s hard to keep up with what is going on. One of my favourite memories is going to the castle between the ceremony and wedding breakfast giving Neil and I a bit of time to soak in being man and wife.

Now the wedding day is over, is there anything that you regret spending money on?
Inviting lots of people to the evening do. I think only 15 turned up!
Did you stick to your budget?
No, we over spent by about 3 or 4 thousand, but that was probably our honeymoon to Thailand which I really splurged on. Food was definitely the biggest expense but it was gorgeous.
Finally, other than marrying the person you love - what was your favourite thing about your wedding day?
Spending time with family I hadn’t seen for so long and seeing them so happy to see each other.

Thank you so much for taking part Nicola, your wedding day looked beautiful! Your dress was one that I had ripped out of a magazine and stuck in my wedding planner! Looked stunning. You went wedding dress shopping in my favourite place! Llandudno was my childhood holiday destination, my parents lived there before I was born too. Our husbands picked very similar outfits! I love the traditional look.

You can find Nicola on twitter too - @mummytodex and don't forget to check out her blog

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