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Steve and I first met in 2003 whilst working for a computing company in the summer break of our degrees, however at the time I didn’t know he went to same uni. Then a few months after I was in the shared house I rented with my partner and 3 other male friends, when I came out my room to find Steve coming up the stairs! I thought he was good looking but obviously I was with a current long term partner so nothing happened – for 3 years!
During those 3 years our group of mates (me being only female but that’s what happens on a computing course!) played various computer games inc many online ones and most notably one called Star Wars Galaxies where Steve would join in too from his house – It’s probably where we grew our friendship the most.
In 2005/2006 we all graduated and went our separate ways as it were – I went and brought a house with then partner and a very good mate, started my Masters etc. In 2006 I went on holiday to Scotland where my partner of 6 years unceremoniously dumped me, anyway I needed the kitchen redone on this house I was now left with so contacted Steve who’s step dad was a builder and our relationship blossomed from there – in 1 week we had our first date and in 3 months he had moved in!
That was the beginning of our relationship!
Edited March 2012
Yeah you read it right - We are geeks!!
We were hoping to get married on 4th May 2013 - One of a few times it falls on a saturday!! (also for those who know how sad I am with dates it contains 012345 - OCD at its best right there :P) Unfortunately that date seems to be very popular therefore begrudgingly we have changed the date in order to get the right venue. The plan is to have a ‘normal’ wedding with normal things but with a few key items that link to Star Wars – like im thinking gold shoes under my dress and the music during the meal.
We have been together for 5 years on 2nd October 2011 and by the time we get married it will be 6.5 years. We got engaged on 14th February 2010 where he gave me the ring Id always wanted – princess cut, 14ct white gold diamond solitaire. (proving he does listen sometimes!) He had been hinting for a while about the future/proposal and helped along by me hinting like "scared of commitment", "ive given birth to your son, thats massive that is u know in a relationship" hint hint!!!. So come valentines he'd booked a meal at the Italian he'd took me on first date (and all other anniversaries!) however he decided he was gonna be ill - really ill and we cancelled!! so at about 6pm ish he turned to me sat at our pc's, just after a throwing up session in bathroom, smelling of sick and naked! crying, took out a small box, half fell on one knee and asked me to marry him - how could I refuse that sight
So as we have 5 university computing qualifications between the two of us we are quite a nerdy family! And one of the things that attracts us is our shared love of sci-fi! My main one being Star Wars.
We aren’t terribly religious, both CofE so we are wanting to have ceremony and reception at a manor house/hotel not necessarily in a church. Venue to be finalised and deposit needs to be paid.
The wedding party will consist of: Best Man is Steve’s old school friend David and my brother will be giving me away (also David!). My old housemate David will be an usher and I'll give him various tasks to keep him out of trouble and then I have 1 flower girl and 3 page boys (1 is a little undetermined yet due to his parents relationship breakup) I dont have any large bridesmaids, partially due to lack of girls/sisters/SIL's in family and the fact that my school/uni friends all male plus I prefer the emphasis on the little ones rather than big ones Due to the reception being a small affair 40-50 people I think this is a nice size wedding party.
Think that’s enough for now ... I’ll add some piccies to next post of things I ‘like’
Counting down as of now, Thank-you for joining me (us) in our journey of planning!
OH MY GOD! I love this... most particularly that you know so many David's and that your bridesmaids will be men! LOVE IT!
I know what you're like with dates so completely 'get' the numbers etc
It'll be facinating to see how many little 'links' you can include to make your day special I'm very keen to see what your dress ends up like... I'm imagining it's will have a star wars feel to it similar to the second dress (Natalie Portman) but with some of the A line flare of some of the others! That's what I can see in my head so will be keen to see how it turns out!
You can borrow him after me Claire - of course that pic is for the dress only
I know ALOT of Davids lol - at birthdays/christenings you say david and everyone turns round lol!!
Cath, I'm completely with/liking your dress thoughts - im going along that line in my head but see how it pans out. Luckily mum says she'll foot the bill (as her gift) as well as make it. We were going to get the material when we went to the olympics together but as we never got tickets will have to plan the weekend to get material another time ...
I have pics of my bridesmen to be in skirts too (my skirts i may add!) but they wont be wearing skirts/dresses on the day!
My mum was going to make my dress I went to try some on to see what we liked and the style I really liked was end of the range and had 80%off reduced to 200. Mum said she couldn't make it for that and bought me it but made my bridesmaids
Yeah thats an option too we've talked about mum could always alter it to make it perfect if im oddly shaped for it too! Mind you there's always lovely bridesmaid dresses at places like BHS/Next that again prob couldn't make it for those prices. Dont think im having a big bridesmaid just the two little ones although I may have my brothers fiance (to be) cant quite decide on her yet ...lol
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