I've been debating whether or not to even write this post and even now as I start I'm not entirely sure what to say, but writing always makes me feel better so its absolutely worth sharing something.
Saturday the 25th April 2020 was supposed to be the day I would remember for the rest of my life, at 12.30 pm I was supposed to walk down the aisle and say 'I Do'. It was supposed to be the start of our forever, the day we shared our love with friends and family and made a commitment to love each other forever.
It simply wasn't meant to be. Four and a half weeks before our would be wedding, lockdown was announced. We were all told to stop going to work, to stay home, only go out if essential and weddings were not allowed to take place. Its not like it was a complete shock, we'd known for about 2 weeks that it was very possible that we would have to postpone but hearing the words made it absolute.
Luckily we were already in contact with our venue about the possibility of postponing, which we have now done. All our other suppliers have been absolutely fantastic and we have been so lucky to be able to rebook everything for our new date. Unfortunately we still have no guarantee our new date will be the one, all we can do is remain optimistic.
The initial realisation that we would have to postpone was really tough and emotional, we had been planning our wedding for 16 months and were devastated we had to move it but on the flip side we couldn't imagine not being able to share our day with friends and family. So to anyone else in the same position to us. I'm sorry! it's awful. The only thing I can say is that is gets easier.
Now that we're on the other side, it's in the past and we still have our day to look forward to. It's not over, we still have our day to come and oh the celebration it will be when we finally get to spend a day with our loved ones. The party will be unlike any other!
We didn't want to just skip by our day so with a little encouragement I convinced the fiancee to do a few little things over the weekend to mark the occasion anyway.
Of course this mostly involved food, because lets face it, food is the best. We had our favourite brunch of avocado and poached eggs on some freshly baked bread, washed down by the champagne I was supposed to be drinking while getting ready.
A couple of hours on zoom with the family while of course continuing on the champagne, followed by some dinner and then more zoom calls with friends. While it may not have been the day we had planned, we couldn't have asked for more. We so lucky to have so many amazing people in our lives, and we can't wait for our chance to celebrate.
I love you all and can't wait to hug you! xx