Today I thought I would tell you all a little bit more about myself. On the 30th of April this year, I got married. My husband and I had been together for six years and engaged since November 2009, when he proposed to me at one of our favourite places. He had booked a long weekend away at Mooloolaba, on the Sunshine Coast, took me to an expensive Italian restaurant, and popped the question overlooking the beach. To be honest, I was certainly not one of those girls who had been planning their wedding since the age of 3, but the thought of planning a wedding excited me.
My full-time day job includes high levels of event management in the public sector, so I was not new to planning large events. If you were to use 3 words to describe me, at least two of them would be, anal (retentive!) and perfectionist! I may or may not have also been referred to as the “Energizer Bunny”! People who know me could also come up with a gazillion possibilities for the 3rd!
I loved every minute of planning my wedding and wouldn’t change anything about the day, even if I could! Actually scratch that….I wish I could have included my 3 cats in my wedding ceremony….JUST KIDDING! My wedding day went so fast, and before I knew it, we were home from our honeymoon and my husband was back to work. Most aspects of my wedding planning were captured in my previous blog, Real Life Bride and I suddenly found that I had nothing to plan anymore, and nothing to blog about. My work colleagues had been onto me for months about one day becoming a wedding planner, and I blew off the idea.
I have no formal qualifications in event/wedding planning just 4.5 years in an event management role and planning my own wedding. I sometimes feel I am quite limited to what I can achieve in life without magic bits of paper, but the more I think about it, the more I just say screw it! Life is just far too short! There are so many other amazing people out there who have achieved their goals, who haven’t held back just because they don’t have a degree!
So as I write this, I am just taking things as they come. I have a real passion for all things wedding. One day I may have the opportunity to turn my passion into a business, but for now, if I can just provide one “Gem” to another bride to be, I will be more than satisfied!
Images Courtesy of Ross Duffy