Sunday, June 18, 2006

Giving notice

Yesterday we "gave notice" on our wedding! It seems like such a big step forwards in the planning of the wedding, and it is a really important one too!

11am we rolled up at Lancasters registrar with £60.00 to hand over to ask for permission to marry.

The lady we spoke to seemed very nice, I forget her name though. She ran through all the stuff with us, explaining that it would seem a bit strange as she asked up both the same set of questions individually, and took our different bits of ID off us to enter into the system.

Funny how if you're a little bit on edge the simplest of questions leave you dumbstruck... like: "How old were you on your last birthday" when both of us went "UUmmmm....." and forgot how old we are. Not how old each other were, how old we are ourselves!

All the good stuff, like each others full names, birthdays etc we were ok with (And Yorkie went first and STILL remembred my details without prompting! A rare skill in a man I think).

After 25 minutes we were done, she shook our hands, took our money, and assured us that so long as no one put in a valid complaint about the wedding in the next 16 days we were good to go!

There's less than a year to go now before the "big day" and it's feeling more and more real with every little thing that happens. The next thing to look farward to is the pack we'll get through the post when the 16 days is up, then we can choose our vows and so on!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Embroidery for my dress!


That top bit there! Isn't it wonderful???

You might have to click and enlarge it to see this, but there are crystals in it too.

Juvy - my dress lady - has just been on the phone to me about what colour to have the crystals. I'm going for a dark green, to match Yorkie's suit and the general theme of the wedding, but I have to go and find some ribbon or something in the right shade to send to her to match the colour.

I'm thrilled with it because there is little or no difference between that design and that on our rings!

YAY!

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