The amount of people who have kindly asked me to “write another Wedding Wednesday! It’s been so long!!!” have made it impossible for me to not write another Wedding Wednesday (raise your hand if you’re a fellow people-pleaser). I wholeheartedly apologise for the lack of WW’s the past few weeks/months. Life has been crazy and I’m struggling to keep up (praise God that I have managed to keep on track with the Daily Devotionals). I promise that when we’re back from honeymoon, I will be nothing less than consistent with these Wednesday posts!
There are only 13 days to go until I become Mieke Maybury and it still doesn’t feel real.
We went for our pre-wedding photo shoot with our lovely photographers yesterday, and I had a moment of oh my gosh, we’ll be doing this for real in two weeks time. My heart went all fluttery and I squeezed Bradley’s hand to ask if he was feeling the same, and he totally was, and both of us were just slightly dazed – you know in cartoons when someone bumps their head and there are stars spinning and they’re just sat there with their eyes goggling, trying to regain control? That’s exactly how I felt.
But other than that moment, I’m soooooo relaxed. Perhaps worryingly relaxed. Other areas of life are slightly stressing me out, like the fact that I need to write 25 devotionals within the next three days and a youth event coming up in church. However the wedding itself is so not stressing me out. I’m 100% excited and 0% stressed/nervous. I can’t say the same for my mum – she’s probably 32% stressed.
I love her. We went to Portugal last week in the hopes of getting ourselves the glowiest, most beautiful of tans. Didn’t happen. First of all, I got struck down with the worst fever the day before flying. It was so bad that I was literally lying in my bed, wondering if we were going to have to cancel the wedding because I was verging on death. The fever thankfully passed, but I was left with the flu and the nastiest cough in the world (which is still kind of lingering, annoyingly).
For the 7 days of our holiday, I was in bed. We would go to breakfast and then I would need to go back to bed to nap because I felt so weak and pathetic. My mum did a good job of sitting next to me, telling me when to take more medication and forcing me to carry on writing my devotionals. Thanks mummy.
And then to top it all off, it rained the entire week. Not one day of sunshine.
We both came back to England paler than when we left. I booked myself a spray tan straight away.
Bradley had his stag-do last Saturday. I was praying for him all day because I was afraid that they might drown him whilst punting in Oxford. They had really big plans to bully him, but thankfully none of them actually happened. He did however have to wear a pink dress in the day and an air-hostess outfit for the evening (cute).
He survived the day and only has a few scrapes on his knees from falling in the river. Praise the Lord.
I’m going to say goodbye now because, as mentioned earlier, I have 25 devotionals to write (pray for me!!!!) and I should probably finish some of the decorations for the wedding. I’ll leave you with some of the photos from yesterday…
Our photographers are talented, right?! They managed to hide my orange spray tan, which is a miracle in itself. Rumour is that they’ll be uploading more photos on their website sometime soon, so be sure to keep refreshing www.thelovelyphotographers.com
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Love to you all