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So Last Season

From Miss to Mrs!

Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 9:11am

Well I’m back and I’m married and if you’re completely sick of me talking about all things marital, I understand but just indulge me one last time for old time's sake.

I promise after this to never mention W-Day again. Lots of people have said to me that they found their wedding day stressful and I can see how that can happen but we both had an absolute ball.

I’ve been told it flies by, and that is certainly true, so for anyone out there getting married soon, all I can say is enjoy every minute.

Your wedding day feels like about four days in one, I got up at 6am and we really got every last minute out of our day as it was about 7am the following morning by the time we hit the hay! People don’t prepare you for how little sleep you will get leading up to and on your wedding day.

The morning ritual of getting ready with your bride tribe and with your family is such a fun part of the day. It was made even better as my friends Andrew and Andrea did hair and makeup, so it felt like we were getting ready for a night out and it was really relaxing getting ready in the hotel with wedding guests that were staying in the hotel, popping in and out all morning.

This might sound like a nightmare to some people, but having everyone around distracted me from getting nervous and really the only bit of the morning that made me on edge was thinking about delivering my speech later on in the day.

Even though I was absolutely dreading it, I am so glad now that I got up and said a few words on the day and there was nothing to be nervous about, as you are just so surrounded by well wishers and all your nearest and dearest.

I’ve always said I didn’t want to be a late bride, but I think I took it to the next level when I was so early, we had to park up by Goldbergs and wait while they finished getting the wedding venue for the ceremony in order!

This actually worked out well as one of my bridesmaids could do an impromptu baby feed and I could avail of the bathroom facilities in the bar. You can imagine the faces of the staff and the few auld fellas enjoying a pint at the bar when I walked in, in all my wedding finery.

Even with this slight detour, I still managed to arrive before some of the wedding guests but really I’m just a stickler for time keeping.

The ceremony was so lovely and personal, and even though I cry at every wedding, including weddings where I barely know the person, I surprised myself that I was able to keep it together.

Having a humanist ceremony meant we could add our own personal touch to the wedding and include things that were important to us. We were in the capable hands of our humanist celebrant Geraldine, who did an amazing job.

From here on, the day seemed to be on fast forward, and before I knew it, we were dancing into the early hours of the morning, much to the detriment of my feet the next day.

I had intended to have a few days of relaxing at home between the wedding and our trip to Malta, but we ended up having loads of things to do and, of course, there I was the night before the trip surrounded by clothes and having a meltdown trying to pack for a week in the sun in November.

It was nice to

see that even as a married woman some things just never change.

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