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The Bride Diaries: Introducing New Real Bride Charlotte
18.04.2013

Today i am so excited to introduce you to our last real bride joining the Whimsical Wonderland Weddings family… Charlotte! Charlotte is marrying fiance John in July. Their wedding sounds amazing!! Thank you Charlotte…. XOXO Lou

 

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Hello everyone! I am so excited to be the latest real bride here on WWW.

 

My name is Charlotte and on the 20th July I will be marrying my long-suffering fiancé, John. John and I met at work 7 years ago. We quickly became friends and after about a year of not much work and lots of play, Valentine’s Day came along. As both of us were single, it was decided that we would boycott the big V-day and watch the most non-romantic film we could think of…Jurassic Park! I think we both knew that was the start of something special (and maybe slightly sad!!). Since then we have been inseparable and “Jurassic Park Day” has become a bit of an annual tradition.

 

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The proposal. Ok, so lets set the scene…riverside, fairy lights, candles, a BBQ, lots of wine, oh and our Dalmatian called Paris! We were camping in Somerset (I spent all of my summers there when I was younger – its my favourite place in the world). Despite my nagging and the crazy pre–engagement wedding blog addiction, John managed to keep the proposal a total secret. He surprised me with his most romantic gesture to date!!

 

Roll on 18 months and we are fast approaching the big day!

 

Our wedding is being held at a commune in Oxfordshire called Braziers Park. It’s only been used as a wedding venue a few times and has a completely untouched feel about it – not the norm, but just what we were looking for. It’s a little bit hippy and a lot us…the perfect setting for our relaxed day.

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The majority of our day will be held outside (come rain or shine!!). We’re having a humanist ceremony on the terrace. Then we’ve planned a picnic lunch in the afternoon with a chilled out soundtrack in the background. There’s going to be a bonfire in the evening and thousands of fairy/festoon lights (literally thousands…I love those sparkly little lights!). Most of our guests will be camping and John and I will be spending our wedding night in a bell tent (pimped out by the Maid of Honour and Best Man – eek!). We’re anticipating an after party into the early hours in the camp-field!

 

John and I really can’t wait to spend the day with our lovely friends and family – we’ve got guests coming from as far as Hawaii!

 

So there you have it…that’s our wedding in a nutshell. A lot has already been booked but I suspect that the hard work has only just begun! I can’t wait to share our experiences with you all.

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  1. 18.04.2013 at 2:28 pm
    Hayley says:
    Congratulations Charlotte! Can't wait to read more, your wedding sounds amazing!
  2. 18.04.2013 at 2:35 pm
    Nic says:
    Sounds perfect! I love camping too and dreamt of a similar wedding evening!
  3. 18.04.2013 at 2:50 pm
    Philippa says:
    Fab first post - can't wait to see the story unfold here on www! xx
  4. 18.04.2013 at 3:01 pm
    Toni says:
    Cannot wait to see your photos! Lovely :D
  5. 18.04.2013 at 3:02 pm
    Kitty says:
    Hooray for a fabulous first post!

    Jurassic Park Day...you guys are so cool! Al would definitely love that!

    Can't wait to read more, hope we don't have to wait long! x
  6. 18.04.2013 at 3:20 pm
    Tabitha says:
    Lovely post Charlotte! Your wedding sounds amazing, can't wait to hear all about it! xxx
  7. 18.04.2013 at 3:27 pm
    Rebecca says:
    Hey Charlotte *waves like a loon*!!!
    Looking forward to hearing all about your day, sounds like it's going to be pretty fab!
    Oh and a bell tent for your first night?! - amazing!
    x
  8. 18.04.2013 at 3:33 pm
    Charlie says:
    Fab post Charlotte, I'm so in love with your hippy commune wedding! Can't wait to see the pics xx
  9. 18.04.2013 at 4:04 pm
    Emily says:
    My word, it sounds amazing! I saw on a blog recently a bride who came down the aisle to the Jurassic Park theme tune - just a suggestion :)
  10. 18.04.2013 at 4:17 pm
    Miss Vix says:
    Yay!! Super first post, can't wait to keep reading all about it! xx
  11. 18.04.2013 at 4:31 pm
    Charlotte says:
    Thanks for all of the love guys!! Apologies for the comedy photos of John and I - we have no nice pictures of the two of us together! I'm sure our fantastic photographer will remedy that though.

    @Nic & @Rebecca - I think I'm as excited about our lovely new bell tent as I am about the wedding. I have managed to justify buying one over hiring - here's to years of glamping!
    @Emily - Don't tempt us!! We're finding the music choices for the ceremony really hard.
  12. 18.04.2013 at 8:06 pm
    Mel says:
    Ermergerd LOVE this! First off, Jurassic Park is one of my favourite films of all time, and so jealous of your bonfire! Love a good bonfire! Looking forward to hearing more! xx
  13. 19.04.2013 at 10:02 am
    Laura says:
    Eeek! So excited to hear your plans Charlotte! :)
  14. 22.04.2013 at 1:25 pm
    Lou says:
    thanks so so much everyone for giving Charlotte such a warm welcome :-) xxx

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