Saturday, August 25, 2012

What happens when you've planned your wedding but don't have a groom? Well this could be awkward!

I have always wanted to go out with the kind of man that is good with words. The kind that is creative with language and expresses himself really well. I'm not sure where this one was hiding all of my life, but aren't I glad he is here now.

If you're thinking, 'rewind' a bit Rosie - isn't your boyfriend German? Then you'd be absolutely right. Is his English perfect - no. Is he a writer or avid reader - um no. Then what is it?

He makes me laugh. The language difference provides so many opportunities for misunderstanding. I love every single one of them!

Here are my top 3 all time favourite sayings by the boy:

1. Recently on noticing flyers on his car. 'My car's been spammed!'
2. Are these armpits or armPETS?
3. My all time favourite one ever - when advising me to keep flies away from the fudge we were going to eat: "Make sure their dirty snorkels don't get near the fudge!"

He's funny right?

He's also lovely. And while I don't normally write heaps about him, with my summer with him nearly over, I guess it's just time that I did. We make a pretty good team. I think this summer has shown we can take care of a house together, hang out normally and have lots of fun. He's supported me learning German, blogging like a maniac and through everything I have wanted to do. Did I mention he took me on a trip to Spain for my birthday? He stands patiently while I take my 50th picture of a flamingo or duck (they're everywhere in Germany it seems!) and gives me shoulder rubs when I get 'bloggers' shoulder.

 (One of my personal faves!)

Don't get me wrong, he's still human and thank goodness for that. If he were THAT perfect, I'd feel under so much more pressure to be so too. But we handle our differences pretty well.

He also looks super gorgeous going to work in his suit in the morning. Yum.

Thinking about flying home next Friday makes my stomach sink and my throat fill up. I imagine by Wednesday there will be intermittent tears.I have had the best 7 weeks and don't want to go home.

Let's hope that in a year or so, when I touch down in Frankfurt, I'll be coming over for good.  And in a lifetime that's not so long, right?

This might be where my boyfriend (and avid blog follower) starts to get freaked out. Before you think I am completely mental, he knows all of the information I am about to share.

We're not engaged (yet!) but I know this is who I want to spend my life with. We need to wait until we both live in the same country and that might take some time, but one day these wedding plans will be mine! (Optional evil laugh here)

The Venue
You see that castle on top of that hill! Yup, I want it to be in there! We went here on one of our first ever dates.

 The Dress
This isn't actually THE one...but I love the style! I fully plan to get one of the dresses made to fit in China - the idea of spending 4000 pounds on one frock sends shivers through me.

The Song
There is a little debate over WHEN the Foo Fighters might be appropriate in a wedding. I say the church (non-English speaking Germans won't know the difference) acoustically. I'd settle for the first dance, or the first song after the first dance!

On the Table
I want to have an English Tea-Party theme for the tables so, I think this would make a great centre-piece, especially with these flowers:
I fully intend to give custom tea packs (like an English tea starter pack) as favours too.

I haven't ironed out ALL of the details. B does get some say in the matter. I guess he can organise the transport, pork (German wedding requirement) and free bar!

My awesome brother will do the photography, and his mum is THE only person who could make a cake good enough.
I wasn't even the girl who had her wedding planned at the age of 5...yet here I am with a fairy-tale/vintage/English tea garden/rock festival wedding! Um...just no groom - yet.

But you know when you know when you know?

Well I know - I am pretty sure he does and that is why I can post about this, because one day in our future I will have my dream wedding to my dream guy and get the life I so desperately want with him in Germany. (I just teared up a bit writing that!)


What type of wedding did you have? Did you have obstacles that stopped you being with your loved one? If you live apart now, how do you cope?

I would love to hear from you!



Cocalores said...

Awwww, what a sweet post! Andi is truly lucky to have you =)
Don't know if I told you that already, but we got married right before Christmas and had a big bash at our place instead of a fancy reception. Guess I'm not the wedding-planning kind of gal ;-) We even thought about getting hitched in Vegas when we were there shortly before, just to not have to plan anything! But you can totally rock that kind of dress =) xo Anja

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

What a fun post to read! First..LOVE Foo Fighters...saw them in Chicago with Weezer a while back. They are wedding appropriate in my book! I met my husband at work. We worked together for 1 year, went on exactly 1 date, lived together for 2 months and got married on our lunch hour at the courthouse. (I'm not much of a wedding planner!) He adopted my 2 kids that I adopted as a single parent, bought me a cabin on a mountain in Montana one year for my birthday...because it was my dream! 21 years later, he still makes me feel like a princess in a fairy tale! Like you know when you know when you know! Hope you get all your dreams too!

Mewith said...

Aaaaw, that's cute. I've just discovered your blog and I love the way you write things

Allie said...

What a nice post about your guy, he sounds great! I laughed out loud reading the "armpets" one that is so funny! I got married last year, I picked the venue because they have the best french toast I've ever had in my life. Picking the music for the guitar player during the ceremony was my favorite part; I walked in to a Neutral Milk Hotel song, and we left to Katy Perry's 'Firework,' it was really sweet. When my {now} husband and I were dating he lived in the city and I lived in the suburbs so we only saw each other on weekends and I thought that was difficult! Best of luck to both of you as you make whatever changes you need to in order to be together, it's definitely worth it!

Chelsea Lennox said...

Cute wedding, I'll come! And I definitely laughed at your boyfriend's foreign wordings..soooo funny. I have a Belarusian friend who, when she first came to Canada and we went to buy icecream, said, "What is a cookie dough!?!?"

Hahahhaha I still tease her about it to this day.

Heather said...

So so sweet! And for the record, we had a Catholic church wedding, but they played Journey's Dont Stop Believin as we left the church, on the piano! After the ceremony, people were like, "Wait, was that Journey?!" So hilarious... absolutely go with the Foo Fighters!

Julie said...

Cute story! I laughed at his reactions to certain things - my favorite is "my car got spammed" :)

This Crazy Little Nest said...

Aren't German boys THE BEST? My hubby was born in N├╝rnberg but came to the US when he was a kid. Hopefully when the kids get a little older we can visit!

Bethany Lee said...

Awww! Such a great post! :)

Alyx said...

Oh my gosh, your wedding. Will. Be. Awesome.

English Anderson said...

Oh, it'll be such a gorgeous wedding when it happens! Hopefully you'll be in Germany to stay by next year. Can't wait to see the pictures when it finally happens!

Lieke said...

So cool!!!! And I know the feeling.... I am also not (yet) engaged but I am also silently planning my dream wedding :) Maybe something only girls do....

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