Tuesday September 29th will always be one of the best days of my entire life! Cameron and I were starting off our month long trip to Europe in England where he has some extended family. We were in Cornwall and had planned to have the morning to ourselves, exploring and admiring the beautiful coast. We had come across a beautiful lookout point we had discovered last time we were in Cornwall, and spent a long time reminiscing on our seven year relationship and all the wonderful things in our life. I had absolutely no idea it was going to happen, until he told me there was another reason he wanted to bring me here. He then told me how much he loved me and got down on one knee and asked if I would do the honor of marrying him. I’m sure he said a bunch of other really sweet stuff, but I couldn’t tell you what it was. The moment will always remain in my memory as a blurry combination of happy tears and heart palpitations.
Back To Reality
If working in a bridal shop has taught me anything, it is that timelines are VERY important in the wedding planning process, and somehow, I already felt behind. I knew the first thing to do was to book a venue, which was a lot more complicated than I anticipated. How do you know where to start? What kind of questions should I be asking? Thank god for google. I honestly just started booking appointments for viewing venues by which ones looked the nicest. After visiting a few, I started figuring out what was important to us, and what things we would have to compromise on. Most of the venues we looked at had informative websites, but if we needed further information we emailed the event coordinator who would send us a breakdown of costs and what was included with the rental. Here is a list of the main considerations we had when booking a venue:
In the end, we decided to go with the Royal Glenora Club for the reception space, and are still in the process of booking a ceremony space. I can’t believe I get to marry the love of my life on October 1st, 2016, only 318 days away, but who’s counting…
Tip from a Real Novelle Bride
Go with your gut. It’s easy to get sidetracked and distracted by beautiful venues and amazing menus, but don’t forget the true meaning of the day. If it’s more important to have all the people you love at your wedding, don’t compromise.