As far as planning this wedding has been concerned I haven’t had to do an awful lot to be honest. The first thing we did after booking our fabulous wedding planners and venue, was research photography and videography. These were two incredibly important things to both of us, particularly Phil, so he set to work on that. It wasn’t long before we agreed on the suppliers we felt confident would deliver exactly what we wanted… Frank Wood Photography and Perfect Moment Films.
I turned my attention to good old Pinterest for some inspiration. All of my boards had been geared towards a British hotel wedding so following the change of plan, I began looking for my dream destination wedding. While browsing I came across the most incredible invites!! They were a passport and boarding pass and I absolutely loved them. I just had to find who made them. Luckily for me I tracked down the Instagram and Facebook page for the brilliant Candy Floss Creations. I can highly recommend this lady, she is amazing!
I was due to have my second daughter Olivia in the September so I didn’t do much in the way of planning until the new year. Sue and Hayley at Rocks and Roses would email regularly with updates and suggestions for entertainers. I struggled with deciding on entertainment. It was so hard to make a decision being so far away. We actually didn’t decide until quite recently! Things like the cake and venue decoration however, came much more easily and we agreed these pretty quickly.
Being so pregnant, I didn’t decide on my dress until January of this year which worked out at just 6 months before my big day. It turned out the whole process wasn’t quite as easy as I expected so will save those woes for a dedicated post… keep an eye out for that one!
Wedding planning on the whole has gone pretty well and not caused too much stress. However, I will say that one of the hardest decisions we have had to make is the decision to take our wedding abroad, knowing that our grandparents would not be able to join us. We know how much they would love to be there with us so there was just no way we could have gone away without celebrating with them. In order to have your wedding in Lanzarote you must be legally married in the UK first.
Our grandparents were able to witness this and we went for a lovely meal afterwards, it was so private and intimate. It meant so much to them and it means the world to us to have their blessing before we go away for our dream wedding. We know they will be thinking of us and raising a glass from afar!