Getting married

You know what they say

“The worse the wedding the better the marriage”

Well our wedding ticked every box, the sun was shining, the venue looked stunning and I actually felt like I did look OK in my dress (despite massive reservations about it) but what really was lacking was love.

Bold statement I know. I’ve seen and spoken to so many brides who say that it’s an amazing day because it’s about you and your husband. However at no point did I feel emotional. I didn’t stop and think about what we were doing and why. It really was just another day. (A very beautiful, expensive and full of all our favourite people just another day)

I sound ungrateful I know, but I never dreamed about being a bride and I love Simon most in those little private moments, like when he held my hand to walk me to the toilet after my C-section or when he lays my pyjamas out for me after I’ve been at work all day. These moments are where I see love and our wedding day wasn’t that.

The most important thing about our wedding is that I gained a surname I can’t pronounce and I have incredible photographs to treasure. I am probably one of few to say that I wouldn’t do it all again, but luckily I’ll never need to.

Weddings aren’t the happiest day of your life, you still have many of those to come.



  1. Laura Stevens
    October 19, 2015 / 2:35 pm

    I love your ongoing candor on all things you blog about. Your home is beautiful. Keep doing what your doing. X

  2. Laura
    October 21, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    I just have to say I couldn’t agree more about your wedding blog! It is just another day and I myself have had far better! (with my husband of course it was a nice day but not the best day of my life) Thank you for your blog post as now I don’t feel like the only one who feels this way about there wedding day 😀 Laura xx

  3. Melissa
    October 22, 2015 / 2:03 pm

    Such a breath of fresh air to read something like this! I am getting married next year and, although I am looking forward to getting married, the idea of planning a wedding is quite daunting to me as expectations seem to be set so high. At the end of the day, what matters is that you are marrying the person you want to spend the rest of your life with 🙂 x

  4. November 14, 2015 / 12:51 am

    Your wedding day post is like everything you post (that i’ve come to realise over a very short, almost-stalkery, way)… Candid. And that’s what I find so great about your IG feed and blog. I don’t have kids, so I can’t relate there, but there is so much I do relate with, in my own way.

    My wife and I got married in March and unlike you and most brides, we opted out of a wedding, jumped on a plane and got hitched in NYC instead. Just us. No table plans or favours or bridesmaids and though it wasn’t conventional and many people thought we were being selfish, it was the right choice.

    Looking forward to more of your candid adventures

    Terri x

  5. May 1, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    Adore this post!! I felt the same and wasn’t sure if it was because I was a wedding planner and the pressure but I prefer the small things in life and although it was a lovely day, it wasn’t my most favourite day ever!!

    I have just come across your blog via Instagram and I love it! I also have a boy called Sonny and we live in Devon! thank you for creating a great space to visit!
    Harriet xxx

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