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Real Brides: Gill’s wedding countdown begins!

By AbiSilvester on April 27th, 2009 0 comments yet. Be the First

gill new.jpgHere on Bridalwave we spend so much time making all the suggestions that it’s great to hear from brides-to-be for a change! After all, you’re the ones making real life decisions about how to create your perfect big day.

So, I’m now going to hand over to someone who’s in the thick of it right now! First in our series of ‘real brides’ is Gillian Edwards, whose fiance, Alex proposed on Valentine’s Day of this year. Neither Gill nor Alex wanted to hang around, so once they’d updated their facebook statuses, they settled on September for their big day. That’s only four months away now…so how are they getting on with the planning?

Read over the jump for the story so far!


I’ll always remember the breakfast my boyfriend Alex made me on the morning of Saturday, February 14th this year. The food itself was lovely, but the most memorable thing was that shortly afterwards he proposed, I said yes, and he became my husband-to-be.

Even now I still can’t stop looking at the amazing ring he picked for me! Being engaged is exciting and very, very lovely. I spent most of my early twenties unconsciously attempting to be as much like Bridget Jones as possible, and until Alex and I got together about two years ago I’d never really thought much about getting married; yet a few months into our relationship it was difficult to think of anything but.

However, I was never destined to be a typical bride-to-be. I’ve not had my perfect day planned since I was five, I shudder at the thought of anything approaching even a hint of a meringue dress, and I think the idea of putting so much time and effort into perfecting a single day is a bit extreme – let alone expensive! I’m most looking forward to us making a commitment to each other in front of our friends and family, and starting the rest of our lives together as a married couple… and obviously, attempting to look lovely at the same time 🙂

So once I’d stopped crying, we’d phoned everyone we knew and updated our Facebook statuses, we started thinking about when we were going to get married. Apparently the typical wedding takes 18 months to 2 years to plan. We knew we didn’t want to want to wait anywhere near that long, so decided on September of this year. And as for the rest – it can’t be that hard to organise…right?

In the next few months I’ll be writing here about my wedding planning in the run-up to the big day. Leave me a comment or contact me at [email protected] or @gill_edwards on Twitter. I’d love to hear your suggestions or stories, and any useful hints or tips would be more than gratefully received!




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