To new beginnings!

by Forager on February 25, 2012

How hard could it be?

You’d think I’d know better than to utter such arrogant words and rouse Fate from her sleep. The Co-pilot and I figured we could pull together a wedding in 3 months as we’re both organised, practical people and, honestly, how hard could it be?

3 months and some sedatives later, I’m left eating humble pie. This wedding certainly tested my patience and sanity at points. The term “bridezilla” may have been uttered more than once. To be fair, most parts of this wedding were simple – I bought my dress and shoes in under 2 hours. So efficient was I that my matron of honour, L-bean, had to ask whether I had actually tried them on. Those parts were easy – what tried my patience continuously, even as late as 2 days ago was the venue…

“Did anyone mention the building works to you?”

“Oops, we’ve actually hired your space out to someone else”

“Oh – so installing in lecture chairs in your hall is going to be a problem for you?”

So if you had to change your wedding plans 3 times in as many months because your venue was being run by a number of circus monkeys, I’m sure you’d be short with people too. But, despite their trials and with the constant support of our very calm family and friends, I think we’ve survived. My sanity though a bit shredded is still intact, we have managed to plan for the wedding we wanted (read: lots of good food and wine involved) and it even looks like we might have even hit the weather jackpot and have miraculously coaxed the sun to shine during an entire summer of miserable weather. And there are mushrooms growing on our venue lawn this morning! Surely that’s a good omen!

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1 Simon Food Favourites February 25, 2012 at 9:24 am

perhaps the silver lining of all the venue sagas is that you end up with an even better venue. hopefully the circus monkeys will learn they need to get their act together. all the best for you wedding. hope it’s a wonderful and peaceful day for you filled with of course amazing good food, wine and company.
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2 Richard Elliot February 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Best of luck! I hope you both have a fantastic day.
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3 Angie February 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Oh my I haven’t been blog reading so am out of touch – congrats on the upcoming nuptials! And congrats on still remaining at some sort of sanity despite all the dramas with your venue. I hope that it’ll be perfect in the end for you two :)
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4 Tina@foodboozeshoes February 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Many congrats – on the wedding and the 3-month planning. I know someone who did 6 months and that was a feat – so well done and congratulations to you both! Well earned honeymoon, methinks!
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5 rosie February 27, 2012 at 9:05 am

A most beautiful bride. Have a lovely honeymoon. Much love XXXXXRosie

6 Gaby February 27, 2012 at 9:27 am

Bridezilla… LOL! My wedding preparations were pretty much unfussy, the only issue was that the celebrant arrived 2 hours late! My guests were starving!
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7 Adrian (Food Rehab) February 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

WOOOT! So at last the most important things are taken care of 1. wine: tick 2. Food: tick.
My friend is going through the same especially around venue changes…driving her crazzaaaay!
I feel for ya. Hope it turns out to be the best wedding ever!
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8 Anna @ Morsels & Musings February 28, 2012 at 4:53 pm

CONGRATS! hope it all goes beautifully

we had to change our venue at the last minute and it was the best outcome we could have had.

enjoy yourself, and just remember to spend the day together instead of apart with other guests.

9 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella March 7, 2012 at 8:52 am

Congratulations on the wonderful news. And to do it in 3 months proves that you have courage and determination in spades. We did ours in a year and even that didn’t feel like enough time! :P

10 Simply Peachy April 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Sorry to hear it was such a nightmare dear! You did such a wonderful job and OMG did it look like an amazing wedding! Congratulations again! xx
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11 Forager June 10, 2012 at 12:59 am

Hey Simon – The monkeys were quiet and acquiesced for the day – it all went well thank you!

Hey Richard – Thanks and it was definitely fantastic!

Hey Angie – I don’t now how, but I think I did just manage to remain sane and the day was beautiful thank you!

Hey Tina – 3 months is not recommended that’s for sure. 6 months is a lot more reasonable! :)

Hey Rosie – :)

Hey Gaby – I can’t believe your celebrant was 2 hours late! How unprofessional! I hope they had a darn good excuse for it!

Hey Adrian – I definitely feel for your friend and hope it all goes well for her!

Hey Anna – It did go wonderfully thank you and we did our best to actually enjoy the day too – sage advice as always

Hey Lorraine – Thank you and courage is a kind word – stupid or arrogant is probably more fitting!

Hey Simply Peachy – Thanks and can’t wait to see your rendition of the day too!

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