Some of you may know already and some may not, that I’ve been with my fiance for 14 years – that’s a long time! We’ve been engaged for four of those and everyone around us is getting married and Matt and I are well still relatively in the same place we were fourteen years ago, but guess what peeps? Not anymore, because we’ve only gone and booked our wedding!
Yippee – I, Cheryl Gibbs, the ‘Bridget Jones’ of Portsmouth, the girl whose always the bridesmaid, but never the bride is in fact getting hitched. I know everyone says that it wont change anything, but you know what? I think it will – hopefully for the better, although to be honest, I’m not sure what else we’ll learn about each other, that we don’t know already because we already are way too comfortable with each other. So when and where I hear you cry?
We’ll we’ve booked St Mary’s Church in Fratton for the wedding ceremony and we’re having our reception at Southend Barns in Chichester. My goodness it’s the most spectacular venue I’ve ever seen. In fact, it’s so stunning and so unique I literally haven’t viewed any other venue. I fell in love with it and so did my mum who came along with me on the initial visit – is it bad that I actually went and provisionally booked it before Matt had even seen it? But as I said we know each other so well that I knew he’d love it like I did and he did! It’s this stunning converted barn near the Witterings. It was once used as a threshing barn and still has all the old rustic charm and character of a working barn, but they’ve done the most incredible job transforming it into a luxury high-end wedding venue…it even has under floor heating! I was so impressed by that? Easily pleased am I…
What I love so much about it is it’s location – situated in the middle of glorious countryside, we get the whole place to ourselves and it’s so intimate and private and I’m just over the moon – can you tell? We’ve booked it for Saturday 16th May 2015, so that gives me one year and four months to plan THE wedding of the century!
Advice, suggestions and ideas welcome!
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