Wonderful Weddings - The Queen of Collage

At the end of last year I mentioned that I was thinking of putting a series of posts together, one that featured your proposal stories and one that featured your wedding stories. Today I'm sharing my very first Wonderful Weddings post with Helena, of The Queen of Collage, sharing her story.

  • Any day spent with you is my favourite day. So, today is my favourite day.

C.S. Lewis

In a world where negative news sells and there’s worry over children and the internet I am not sure how my husband and I are going to answer ‘Mummy, Daddy how did you two meet?’ when we are asked. You see unlike couples that meet each other at school, university or a class, we met online.

We’d both signed up to a dating agency and after messaging one another we decided to meet each other in town. I’d only signed up as a bit of fun having seen a couple of other people had signed up I didn’t realise that I’d meet the one through it. So after a bit of messaging to and fro I asked him to meet me so we could talk in person apparently he had to read the message twice but was still keen to meet me so we did. We met in the heart of Oxford outside one of the cinemas. He was so nervous that he talked to a poster before facing me.

I don’t have much of an engagement story as such. Hubby passed on tradition and forgot to ask my father. When he did ask he was wished good luck! Thanks Dad! My engagement ring was bought at an antique shop and the lady behind the counter happened to know my father and was sworn to secrecy till we told our family our intentions.

The former Kate Middleton is said to have donated a few of her dresses to a charity shop in Newbury where I got my dress from so you never know it could have been one of hers. It was big and probably better suited for winter weather as opposed to a hot day in July! My husband also had a suit more suitable to the winter weather so we were sweltering. 

We got married in a beautiful church that we still attend in our village on the hottest day of the year in 2013. My youngest sister and two of my husband’s cousins were our bridesmaids. In keeping with tradition I went to my parents for the night before and I met up with hubby the next day at the church. I was more excited than nervous in marrying my husband as I’d lived with him prior to marrying him so knew what I was letting myself in for. I arrived at church in a gorgeous car with my father and sister while the rest of my family made their way to the church by a vintage bus.

  • To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.

David Viscott

When the bus stopped outside the church a few geocachers took the opportunity to discover the new geocache that was laid for us. Then into the church where I had picked the hymns that meant so much to me and walked down the aisle. After the beautiful ceremony we went on to a reception at a golf course and hubby and I retired to a nearby hotel. We decided to wait till my birthday (January) for our honeymoon and stayed in a gite. The place we stayed in was close to Belgium so we spent the day in two countries. Pretty cool hey?


Thank you so much for sharing your lovely wedding story with us Helena. It sounds like you had a wonderful day and I love that you had a geocache laid for you! Feel free to grab the badge.

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