Today is my fourth wedding anniversary. We are spending it in the most romantic way possible – going to Alton Towers! I’ve never really written about our wedding or honeymoon so what better time than today?!
I can’t quite believe that four years have passed since we said I do and I went from a Miss to a Mrs. We got married at 2pm on Sunday 30th September 2012. We got married in the incredibly beautiful Rowton Castle, which is situated just outside Shrewsbury in Shropshire. We got engaged on Christmas Day 2011 and me being me, we went looking at venues straight away and before the New Year bell tolled – we had booked our wedding!! I just knew that Rowton Castle was our perfect venue and fell in love instantly.
With just over nine months to plan, I sorted everything within a few months and I have to say it was lovely and totally stress free thanks to our venue who were brilliant. The day itself went without a hitch and I was so surprised how emotional I was as it’s really unlike me. It was so lovely to have Charlie as such a central part of our wedding and I can’t believe how small he looks on all of our photos.
As cliché as it sounds, I felt like a princess that day. I still get my shoes at to gaze at in awe of their utter beauty! I look back with such fond memories of the day but am so sad to realise that it was the last time we were all together as just 10 months later we found out my Mom had cancer and it all fell apart. I am so glad that I got to have such a perfect wedding day and that she got to be there.
It’s been quite a rollercoaster four years that has seen us have twins! They were actually conceived on our honeymoon where we visited the Maldives and spent 10 days in utter paradise! It was weird as I said that we kept seeing a “stork” when we were there; he was often sat on our villas roof and man how right I was!
I would love to go back more than anything but with three kids? I don’t think that’ll be happening anytime soon. 2012 was the most wonderful year of my entire life and I am so lucky. I still have to pinch myself that I got the fairytale wedding and honeymoon.
In four years, we have moved house three times, had twins, dealt with extreme grief but we are as strong as ever. My husband still makes me laugh and still brings me flowers and is a bloody good egg for putting up with me. So as you read this, I’ll be screaming my head off on a rollercoaster. Who said romance was dead?!