Ruth is writing her very last post as a miss today. It’s so special to hear her most personal and private thoughts the night before her wedding and the morning after. What a privilege, thank you Ruth xo Lou
Tomorrow is my wedding day! Madness, I know! It’s been a crazy week; booking it off work was a cracking decision; I’ve hardly been able to concentrate on tying my laces, doing my job felt impossible! We’ve spent the day getting the room ready, hanging paper cranes, arranging pompoms, making paper flowers and laughing. It was a really calm day and I felt totally cool, totally relaxed; I was borderline smug and kept thinking to myself “I’m getting married tomorrow and I feel totally relaxed”… a few hours later, after we all said our goodbyes and I headed back to my parents’ house, things changed..
As I write this I’m lying in my childhood bed, excited, terrified and disoriented; missing my fiancé and wondering what amazing things tomorrow will bring; when I lose a fiancé and gain a husband.
One of my TV guilty pleasures is “Don’t Tell the Bride”; I have been known to take the mick out of the brides-to-be when they say very emotional, tearful good-byes to their finances a couple of weeks before the wedding. Well, after this evening I can honestly say I’ll never pick on them again! Tom is the person I talk to when I’m nervous, scared, worried or anxious; he’s very good at having sympathy when I deserve it and telling me to get a grip when I don’t. Going our separate ways tonight was something I found unexpectedly difficult. We’ve always been independent, we’ve always spent nights apart doing our own thing, it’s one of the many things I love about our relationship; but tonight feels different, tonight really does feel like the eve of one the most important days of our lives…
MR & MRS
…As I write this it’s the morning after our wedding; we’re about to go for Bloody Mary’s and burgers with our parents and best friends, to nurse our hangovers and relive the best day of our lives. To all the brides lying in their childhood beds feeling sick and nervous and dizzy and a bit terrified about the day ahead, I wish I could give you the gift to see 24 hours into the future. I promise, it’ll be so, so worth it.
All my love