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Over the last few weeks I’ve finally been getting round to a bit of wedding planning.  With a rough idea of the date as  May/June 2011 there’s plenty of time and neither H2B or I have been that fussed about serious wedding plans.  (Plus my sisters wedding is just 4 weeks away now so we’re all focusing on that for now)  But, at said sisters dress fitting a few weeks ago I quickly had a go trying on a couple of dresses – as we were there, it’s got to be done! And that really started the wedding ideas off!

So then last weekend me and H2B sorted out a joint account (serious enough) and then went off to Bletchley Park to meet the Event Co-ordinator for Zest (the contractors) and have a look around the mansion house as a potential wedding venue.

bletchley Mansion

With a lot of tour groups milling around I intially thought that this isn’t the best ‘intimate’ wedding venue, but, and it’s a fairly big but – we were totally taken with the Library room where you can have a ceremony.  Its so full of character and has that age old charm that most modern civil ceremony venues seriously lack (not that we’ve seen loads though)  It’s quirky and a bit of a marmite decor, but it’s just the sort of unique and atmostpheric place we felt comfortable to get married in – yipes!

Then onto the Ballroom suite and billard room – there was a wedding that afternoon so it was all set up which was fantastic as sometimes it’s really hard to image what these places will be like.  High celings, panelled walls and wooden floors – the rooms are fabulous, grand and elegant.  So I said to myself – don’t get over excited all this grandure = massively over budget.  Yet with a bit of haggling me and H2B agreeded it’s totally do-able AND within our budget – crikey!

As H2B hasn’t been overly enthusiastic until now with regards to wedding stuff,  so I was doubly surprised (and mega excited) when he was really interested in the place! Blimey!

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