Getting Married!

So yes, my first proper post. I’m getting married next year, lots of people are surprised since we’re only 21, however we’ve been together nearly 5 years, have lived together over 3 years and totally, completely in love and a perfect match. I think people are surprised because we are so young, but really in the natural, traditional next step in our relationship and I think it is sad that fewer and fewer people are willing to commit to a relationship to this extent untill much later in their lives, if at all.

I take the attitude that if I am happy and in love, why would I want to change it? Whereas, I have found others my age and older who take the attitude of “what if there is someone better?”, don’t you think that is a little depressing?

The other thing I don’t get is the traditions of weddings. Why do so many brides to be dream of the clichéd fairytale wedding when really it should be a celebration of you and your partners love, your relationship and your individuality. So why not go wild, choose what you love and don’t give a damn what others think. For me it’s the only time I’m planning on getting married so I want to make it totally ours and memorable.

So, like I said earlier, I’m not good at being concise, but this leads me on to this wonderful website find, Offbeat Bride, which has been providing me with hours of quirky ‘wedding porn’ and inspirational photographs and links. I hope you will enjoy it too: http://offbeatbride.com/

I only wish there was a UK equivalent of Offbeat Bride as it would be great to see some UK weddings and vendor recommendations, I’m having such a struggling finding the right things for our wedding. There used to be a marvelous wedding magazine in the UK called Black Meringue but it seems to have vanished, sadly, before I ever had chance to purposefully buy a copy!

Drop me a line if you find any quirky or kitsch wedding vendors, blogs or other sites.

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2 thoughts on “Getting Married!

  1. Congratulations! I’m recently engaged and preparing for a wedding next year too! I’m looking forward to reading and sharing pointers and resources with new brides – we need all of the help that we can! 🙂

  2. Thank for my first blog comment Lani! 😀

    I don’t know if I’ll have many pointers but if you want to ask anything specific let me know and I’ll blog you an answer!

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