ARGHHHHHHHHH.... Its my turn, never thought it would arrive but here we are :
10 days til we fly & 15 days til we get married.........
Massive massive Thank You to the UK, RPRM and 2011 brides... Michelle, Josie, Jo, Kerry, Lisa, Maria, herbie, char, Bonnie, Virginia, Jen, Adrianne, murmel, nan, celestial,there are just SO SO many more that i cant name everyone, BUT YOU ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE :-) And ofcourse Tammy and the other mods who have made all this possible x
HOW WE MET: (long story short)
Stephen and I met online in July 2001. I had just come home from working in Tenerife and went online with my friend and she took me on to a chat room and that was where Stephen & I got talking.... ONE MAJOR PROBLEM, He lived in Scotland and me an annoyingly 270 miles away down in England....
Anyway he invited me to his friends 21st birthday but my parents we having none of it so i got him to come to my home town first....
The most nerve wrecking day of my life..... Luckily he wasnt some weird physco guy!!
Ok the traveling was a right pain in the butt, but we got used to it.
November of the same year (2001), we went for a meal.... I knew I was going to ask him to marry me from the day i met him so i took it upon myself to ask him over our candle lit meal... Much to my joy he said yes and the rest as they say is history.
Engagement ring & Eternity ring (I just wanted eternity ring so FI got me one!!! LOL!!!)
BIT OF BACKGROUND:
We have had a very long engagement and strangely lived apart for the next 7 years... wasnt ideal but it worked for us.... Eventually we saved enough deposit for our first home together in May 2008. From the day we got engaged we knew when our time came to get married we would do it abroad, there wasnt any question about it, luckily it was something we had both always wanted to do.
Ok so we lived together for about 12 months and managed to get a nice savings account going and this was when we decided to start looking and booking for May 2011...
We had to wait 12 months though before 2011 prices came out but that was ok as it gave more time to save and to find our Perfect resort,
We always new our hearts belonged in Mexico (neither one of us have ever been.... but we just new)
RIU PALACE RIVIERA MAYA
We booked through Thomas Cook holidays although flying with Thomson airlines. Luckily from May 1ST 2011 our resort will be a Premium a la carte hotel (instead of just premium) I dont know how or if this differs in the U.S, Canada etc but here are the extras we get now the upgrade will be taking place and we travel on 1st May :-)
Book seats together on plane free of charge instead of £50, private taxi from airport to resort free of charge, VIP passes to the VIP lounge at Glasgow airport....
Ok so now you have the background : Now for the good stuff :-)