Saturday, 31 January 2009


Şencan proposed to me on February 29th last year in Bath (not in the bath, alas, that may have provoked a very different answer...). Since then we have been looking for a venue and date that would suit both of us. At least, that was our excuse.

We had been looking at some places in Derbyshire; the Izaak Walton Hotel in Dovedale was our favourite (it was where my sister had her reception), but very expensive as we'd probably have to book the entire hotel. Ideally, we want to keep the do small and cosy, yet distinctive and relatively individual. It was also a pain trying to organise something so far away from where we're based.

Last weekend we drove up to Aldershot to attend a wedding fair. Whilst there, we talked to a photographer who told us that you can actually get married on board HMS Warrior, the first iron-hulled warship, at the Royal Navy museum in Portsmouth. Şencan seemed interested, and so was I, so we started looking into it.

The long and the short of it is that we now have a date; the 22nd August, and a venue. Now the hard work begins...

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