My husband and I are now on our mini-moon in Sherwood Forest! I’ve got a spare 5 minutes to write this post as I’m in our log cabin relaxing with our puppies and the husband is off on a shopping trip to stock up the fridge!
We’re mini-moon’ing with Forest Holidays at their Sherwood Pines resort and it is LOVELY! We have got a Golden Oak log cabin, which has its very own hot tub on the balcony!
Last night we had pizza, garlic bread, ice cream and lemonade from the on site restaurant delivered to our cabin which was really nice as it meant we didn’t have to rush out and get food as soon as we arrived. The cabin itself is lovely; in fact it’s very similar to how I’m planning on decorating our house now the wedding is over. It’s quite rustic, with lots of wood… See anything familiar here?!?!
So the plan for today is.. wait for the husband to return from shopping, have lunch, take a drive out to Sherwood Forest National Park with the dogs for a nice long woodland walk! And then later this evening we will make the most of having a hot tub!
Now my big day has been and gone (both a ‘wahhh’ and ‘yay’ feeling) I am starting to write my wedding report!
For those of you who have not heard of these before, it is basically a detailed account of the wedding planning process, with links to suppliers, tips and hints etc – imagine one of my Real Bride articles and times it by 10!
Because I was engaged for A VERY LONG TIME, I will be releasing our story in ‘chapters’ over the coming weeks so that I don’t bore or bombard you with it all in one go!
The majority of the text is written already because my shiny new husband has had to go back to work this week (definitely a ‘wahhh’ feeling) and so I’ve been twiddling my thumbs! I haven’t got any photos back from my photographer yet so I shall wait for them before I release any articles!
We are off on our mini-moon on Monday, so I will definitely share some photos with you when we get back!!
Here is a sneak peek of a photo from our first morning as Mr & Mrs!
We don’t look half bad considering we went to bed at 1am and the cleaners at our venue woke us up at 5am!!
We’re lucky enough to have a mini-moon and a honeymoon booked for 2014.
At the start of January we are going to Sherwood Forest where we’re renting a log cabin in the woods for 4 nights. It has its own private hot tub on the balcony and it is pet friendly so we’re bringing the puppies with us! It’ll be their very first holiday too so I’m excited for them!
Sherwood Forest is the area that Robin Hood used to live and the Disney version is my most favourite film in the world.. ever! So its really nice that we’ll be mini-mooning somewhere that Robin and Maid Marian fell in love. I will search for the tree that has their initials carved in!! Haha.
One of the most exciting things was filling in the form and stating who would be on this holiday – I had to write my new married name!!! I nearly died with excitement doing that!! That makes it all feel very real!!
Then in May we are going to Sicily; an island off Italy for a week in the May following our wedding!!! It’ll actually be my fiancé and I’s first holiday abroad together, so it’ll be an extra special treat to go away.
And once again, what was even more exciting and made me squeal with excitement, was that the booking was made in my married name!!! It does mean that I’ll have to pay out for a new passport as the holiday details and the official documents have to match, but that’s not really a problem as it needs renewing in a couple of years anyway!
My future husband and I have booked our honeymoon and we’re off to Sicily in May 2014!
By then, I expect I’ll have changed my name in most aspects of my life; my bank details, with my doctor and dentist, even with the vets! So I’ll also be changing my passport! We booked our honeymoon in my married name, not really thinking too much about it (it was more of a novelty factor!), but the name on your passport has to match your booking details and so I’m now going to need a new passport!
So this week I’ve got to pop to the Post Office to pick up the forms you have to get signed by your registrar to confirm that you are getting married and will be changing your surname.
And once its on your passport you really are a Mrs… Exciting stuff!!