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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Wedding Series - Our Story

We are getting so close to the big day now, 3 months, 22 days to be exact, so I thought it would be nice to tell you all about how Chris and I became a 'we' before we became a three! Instead of uploading picture perfect posey photos, holiday photos or photos from our professional engagement shoot, I have delved into the depths of my laptop and thought it would be alot more fun to share these! (Dodgy old instagram filter, dodgy eyebrows and dodgy fake tan included)

The first ever picture taken of us, Aged 17 and 18.
I remember vividly the first thing I said to Chris... "wow you're short" - I had started at Chris' School for sixth form in September 2009, and we had to line up in height order and I was only slightly shorter than him so stood next to him. I still can't believe that is the first thing I ever said to him.
My 18th Birthday Party

Over the next 6 months we became friends, really good friends with absolutely no hidden intentions on my part (I cant say the same for Chris haha!), which I think is why we have such a solid friendship. We used to have so much fun with all our friends flying around in his ultra cool  Ford KA! A friendship as strong as ours is the perfect base to a relationship. We still laugh and mess around as much now as we did then.  Chris was the year above me and it wasn't until he had left after his A levels that we became more than friends.

June 2010, Chris and I were texting and he said he was going to the cinema that evening, I asked him who with and he said no one, he was going on his own.  This was his 18 year old boy way of asking me to go with him, hahahaha we always laugh about it now and we saw the most awful, random film which I would love to watch again! There was never any mention that it was more that friends, he never said he liked me or anything, but I could just feel as we sat next to each other there was an awkward tension in the air.

 This bit is SO cringe, but try to remember we were cringe worth 17 & 18 year olds... later that night we were texting and after the weird tension at the cinema I started to have an inkling that Chris might like me, so I asked him "if he liked anyone at the moment" -  He replied "Yes" - I asked him "who"- and he replied "You".  Cue screaming teenage girl lying on the living room rug cringing and laughing with a tummy full of butterflies.  I can remember it like it was yesterday, always brings a smile too my face.

That night I stayed awake all night, listening  to love songs on my ipod so so excited. I had gone from seeing him as a friend to being a crazy excited teenage girl. A boy who could drive fancied me. woah. I got up early and went for a run, I didn't actually go to sleep, it's so weird, I think I knew it would be something special.

 That night we met in the local park and went for a lovely evening stroll, it was very romantic. then we went into town to blockbuster and had a very awkward " I don't mind what film we watch" conversation haha we ended up with some weird new version of Alice in wonderland, seriously so cringe.  We went back to his house and we didn't even watch the film - we talked and talked and talked and talked. It was the most amazing night of my life, all of a sudden we realised it was 3am, we had talked for 7 hours straight! Chris took me home, like the gentleman he is and the rest as they say, was history.

 We have been together ever since, we have barely spent any time apart. and on 12th August 2016. 6 years, 1 month, 21 days after this night, we will say 'I Do', and the man who pretended to go to the cinema on his own to inadvertently ask me on a date, will become my husband and I couldn't think of anyone better to spend the rest of my life with.



  1. Aww I love a cringy story, there's nothing better than looking back, especially on life before kids! xx

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