Tuesday, 26 April 2011

The Groom With A View

Mike our July groom's blog on the run up to his wedding:

When I reflect on it now, it feels like I hit the jackpot. Not only was Amber the most beautiful woman in the world, she seemed to see something that she liked in me too. On a first date, sharing fish n’ chips, mushy peas, and a bottle of wine by the river, and to find hidden depths to interest, excite, and intrigue me…. I knew this girl would change my life forever.

I finally plucked up the courage to propose whilst on a weekend away in Brighton; the ring had been burning a hole in my pocket for hours while I nervously searched for the right moment to assume the bended knee position. I was confident the Tiffany Novo ring would be a success (Amber is nothing short of magnificent at hint dropping). The knot in my stomach came about through the magnitude of the question I was about to ask. In my previous 34 years I had never before felt the need to do this. I had always stood by the tried and tested male values of ‘commitment avoidance’, ‘living a little’ and ‘enjoying the independence’; but this time it felt different, it felt right.

I have always considered myself to be a confident person but as I looked up into her eyes, having just stammered my way through the longest question ever, I felt so completely vulnerable. My soul lay bare before her, ready and prepared to be trampled on. The feeling of assumed rejection went on for an eternity before…. One word…. The correct word… And the jackpot had once again been hit.

We have just three months to the big day. The previous 14 since Brighton having been filled with planning, mostly on the frantic side of meticulous, and there is still more to do. It appears I had naively underestimated the time spent on perfecting the finishes – stories to be told another time.

So we now look forward to Treviso with excited anticipation, a trip that will change our lives and, hopefully, live forever in our minds and in our hearts. Is it greedy of me to hope to hit the jackpot for a third time?


To read Amber, Mikes July Brides post, please click here
To read TIWP post on Amber and Mike wedding in Treviso, please click here


  1. Possibly very biased...but this is my all time favourite Blog : )

  2. I remember sitting for Amber on your first few dates, this makes me so happy!! Congratulations!!! xxxx

  3. It made me cry, such a sweet man and so in love with his bride to be!


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