Sunshine, stiff drinks
& a stripper
It’s been a very fun few weeks for Joan, who has celebrated her birthday, had a fantastic hen weekend with her besties and even survived a close encounter with a stripper. We’ll let her fill you in on all the details…
The past four weeks have been as busy as ever, although they have been more fun filled than wedding filled… oops!
Being a soon to be Army wife, I know how difficult it can be going long periods of time without seeing or talking to your other half. As much as it can be difficult, the army is also a pretty inclusive bunch so at the end of June we attended Family Day held by Nairn’s regiment. It was lovely to catch up with the other Army gals and start to get excited about our group holiday to Spain that we have booked in August, roll on the sunshine and cocktails!
July saw my 29th birthday; I can’t believe it’s my last year in my 20s – ouch!!! I’m so busy at work at the moment, I did have to go into the office for my special day but my lovely colleagues were very gentle with me. The only downside were the posters plastered around the building informing everyone that I was 40!! I can’t believe how many people actually thought I was 40 – how very rude! The age issue/speculation soon became a distant memory when I completed my Dad’s annual birthday treasure hunt followed by A LOT of tapas and wine with Nairn in the evening.
As I had a few days booked off work, my Mum came down to Bath for a long weekend and spoilt me rotten. I deliberately pushed my wedding dress measurements appointment back so that my Mum could join me. Although I have always loved my dress choice, I had a bit of a wobble in June and was worried that I had not made the right decision, I wanted the opportunity to try on a final few options to make sure I was doing the right thing. The appointment confirmed that I was absolutely right with my original decision and I love my choice even more now but I think it showed me that it’s perfectly natural to have a little wobble and some doubts. I chose my dress almost a year ago so I think I panicked that I made a decision too early on in the process.
In July, my gorgeous bridesmaids came down to Bath to throw me the best hen weekend ever! They could not have made me feel more special and I can’t believe how generous they were, the laughs and the memories will stay with me for a lifetime. Poor Nairn got shipped off to the mess for the weekend so that we could have full reign of the house, this was probably for the best because he would not have enjoyed our constant squealing and general drunken antics! We had a fab night out on the Friday, visiting my favourite Bathonian pubs and clubs. Saturday saw a lovely afternoon tea (with one or two delicious cocktails); I was then ushered back to my house for the arrival of a STRIPPER!!!!!!! I still can’t believe the girls sent me a stripper; I was far too sober for it, I’ve been showing the pictures to everyone I know! While recovering from a combination of shock and all of the nakedness, we had several stiff drinks while singing our hearts out at the local karaoke to complete Saturday.
The bridal weekend became slightly more dignified on Sunday when we enjoyed the morning at Bathescape Rooms, scooping the second best time ever; no one was more shocked than us!! The girls had then arranged a magical surprise for me on Sunday afternoon as they’d booked a canal cruise for us on the Lady Lena, something that I’ve wanted to do since I move to Bath! I can’t thank them enough for the weekend; we topped it off with a Mr and Mrs Quiz which thankfully I won!!
July has been full of fun filled antics and visitors, I promise to knuckle down with the wedding planning in August!
Loving your work on the hennie planning girls! Is anyone else slightly worried/excited now that their mates might also have booked a stripper? Christina x
Joan & Nairn are getting married at Drumtochty Castle in Aberdeenshire. Think winter wonderland oozing Christmas magic…
Photos by Joan & friends