After the fiasco that was 2011, we decided to aim for some of our goals regardless of what 2012 might decide to throw at us. With my health improving this seems to be a viable option, and we certainly have a packed year ahead – my son’s 16th birthday in June and the Discworld Convention in August.
We also agreed that this would be the year that we finally marry. We held it off last year on account of my precarious health and then my mother’s cancer, and in 2010 my Nan’s health took a nose-dive and eventually we lost her. I lived 2010 under a cloud, concerned about her, and so I could never have booked our wedding and been excited about it.
This afternoon we bit the bullet, looked up some numbers and picked up the telephone. I spoke to a very, very nice lady who found us a suitable late afternoon on Monday, May 14th!
We are having a small and low-key ceremony here:
This is the inside of Braintree Registry Office, which to me looks rather similar to how the Round Table Room looks in my imagination – therefore quite fitting, given my fascination with Medieval history and legend. Isn’t it beautiful?
We settled on the ring months ago and I’ve already chosen my gown. Today I’ve been in touch with my bridesmaid to ask her to start dress hunting!
I’m putting this here because I wanted to come back and read about The Day We Booked The Wedding in years to come. This is the one that I want to remember every detail of, from the booking to the planning to the Big Day. Over the last four years Tribble has helped me to generate many treasured memories, and in a few months’ time we shall be creating our most beautiful memory yet – pledging our lives together, as our hearts already are.
On Thursday afternoon we have an appointment to give notice to marry, and so we are taking the opportunity to also pop into the jeweller’s and try on/order this beautiful ring.