It's nearly 2 years since I married my lobster and in the spirit of @rocknrollbride
I thought I'd share a bit about our 'alternative' wedding - note, I'm not anti 'tradition, but I do seriously dislike the whole you have to get skinny, spend squillions and 'if you don't have this material crap, your day will be ruined' attitude in the wedding industry.
Neither of us wanted a big wedding, we both felt a bit queezy at the thought of the 'traditional' approach and the stuff that wedding shows and magazines promoted really wasn't us, besides which, the idea of spending a fortune on 1 day and just didn't enter our heads.
I don't have my parents here anymore and sadly we lost Mr Arry's lovely mum 8 months before we tied the knot, so the traditional approach would also just feel cruel to both of us.
So... here's what we did in a nutshell...
Big waterfall, small guest list (closest family and very few old friends), family dogs and no colour scheme.🐶🐶👯♂️👯♀️🏞
Bridesmaids: picked dresses they liked in colours they liked 💜💙🧡💚💛❤
Flowers: picked up from supermarkets the night before (whatever they had left) 🌷🌻🌸🌺🌹🌵
Decorations: all Alice in wonderland themed - I had fun with the glue gun. Plans were kept loose as it was outside and predictably it tipped it down with rain!⛈
Cake: created by my new sister in laws, the brief was 'buzz lightyear and a flamingo'... they nailed it! 😁😍
Guests: brought brollies, drank tea, ate cake and joined us at a local pub afterwards 🍻
There was no stress, because all that mattered was that WE were there and someone could make it legal, preferably in front of our closest peeps 😍
We threw a home brew & bake off party a few weeks later to catch up with friends and had a sumo fight as our 1st dance to 'let's get ready to rumble'
Every wedding is special, and all you really need is luuuuurrrrrvvvveee! ❤
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