Setting the date…

..and choosing the perfect venue

wedding date

Setting the Date

It wasn’t as difficult as I was told it would be.  Partly because I knew what I wanted, that definitely helped!  But I just had to make sure it worked for my plans. I knew, ever since I realised I wanted to marry Pete, that I wanted a May wedding date.  May is important to me for a couple of reasons;

  • it’s a lovely month with weather.
  • it’s not near our birthdays or anniversaries.
  • it’s not warm or cold.
  • bank holidays.

But Pete threw a spanner in the works… his first wedding was late May and he made it clear he wanted to avoid May.  But thankfully, I had an Ace up my sleeve. Pete and I are both geeky; we both love the original Star Wars films.  So when I realised that May the Fourth would be on the bank holiday Monday in 2015; Pete loved the idea without hesitation.


The Venue

You may have gathered by now, I’m pretty clued in with know what I want.  Something Pete is still coming to terms with (in a good way, I think?)… We agreed on a small ceremony, followed by a nice meal with our guests.  I’ll be honest, my heart was already set on one reception venue.  And luck had it, they were having a wedding fair in January!  So my mum, Pete and I went along.

The grand hotel

And I fell in love…

The Grand Hotel - view 1 The Grand Hotel - tableCanapes Quails egg benedict Head table decoration Mozzarella & pesto cornetto Top table setting Smoked salmon rye toast

I fell in love, as did my mum and Pete.  So we booked the wedding breakfast!  Which means…


SETTING THE DATE!  Yaaaaaaaay!

So, I will be married on:

May the 4th be with you


So the only venue we have to work out is where we’re going to get the legal / ceremony sorted… not too sure where yet, but it needs to be close.  So yay!  It’s slowly coming together :)


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Apr 22