After a wonderful Christmas spent with our families we had a quiet New Years Eve at home just the two of us.
BUT then 2013 got crazy busy and super fun.
On the 3rd January we relocated to a gorgeous upside down cottage in West Yorkshire to prepare for our big day.
Taken from the website so not the best quality sorry
My sister stayed with us for two nights and did an amazing job helping us to prepare for the wedding. She helped me bake cakes (and did most of the washing up yay!!), carried things, made favours, packed boxes and just generally got on with stuff when the Bride got bossy!!
On the Friday afternoon we went for our rehearsal at the church and as the wedding was practically half to three quarters a destination wedding nearly everyone at the rehearsal had traveled from quite a way so the excitement at the church was immense!! The Krispy Kreme doughnuts helped too.
After Church Craig and I decided we'd say our goodbyes and have dinner separately with our families and friends.
Craig went to the local Chinese with 20 of our nearest and dearest (on his side), they had quite the banquette but the best men looked after their groom and they were all in bed by 11:30pm!!
Left to right: Groom, Best Man Nick/Pete, Best Man Ben/Pete
I had dinner at the hotel with my family on one table and my best friends on another. The food was gorgeous but I was so preoccupied chatting away that I didn't get in any photo's with my girls so we'll have to make do with my Uncle Rogers snap of 3 out of 5 of the Bridesmaids.
Left to right: My cousin Jodie, my almost sister in law Nina & my sister Bonnie
I fell into my HUGE 6ft (across) bed around midnight (after ruining my freshly painted nails by washing my hair before bed) and slept right through until......
TO BE CONTINUED!!