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Monday Musings: Breaking the Curse

Bride Vs Groom, Wedding BlogWell hello there lovely readers!! We’re back at Bride Vs Groom HQ (well, for a couple of days at least) after the best week of our lives before we go off and have one of them honeymoon thingies! Our apologies for the slightly disrupted service over the last week or so but people kept telling me off for blogging whilst Dom was walking down the aisle… I know, outrageous, I mean priorities right! Blogging’s important!

Anyway, back to business and over the next week or so we’ll be telling you all about our experiences of being the Bride and Groom and what an unbelievable experience it was. Before we move onto the joy and happiness stuff though I thought we’d get the slight negatives out of the way. As our regular readers know, despite being together for a long time and being very happy about it too, things haven’t always run smoothly for Dom and I in our relationship. Things seem to just kind of happen to us that seem beyond unlikely and, although neither of us really believes in such things or are remotely superstitious, all scientific evidence points to the fact that we have been cursed. We’re not sure what we did or who we offended to have such a thing placed over our heads but, given the evidence I see no other logical conclusion, and the curse has been a regular feature of our relationship thus far.

First there was the incredible timing of various events that led to us rarely being able to see each other. Coincidence I hear you say…

Next came the valentines day disasters, including the near burning down of our brand new house… but these things happen, surely…

The proposal that was thwarted at every attempt, the wedding timing leading to a lack of available supplies, being ill for the first time in 10 years on the evening of my own stag party… all of these things added to the suspicion. But it wasn’t until we arrived in La Palma ready at last to become husband and wife that the curse truly excelled itself. Perhaps though it is my fault, perhaps I tempted fate just that little too much when I wrote those immortal words on the invite:

“It hasn’t rained on the Island for nearly two years so knowing our luck it’ll probably be a monsoon…”

Erm… fate, if you’re reading this, THAT WAS MEANT TO BE A JOKE!!!!!

Now I know that on Saturday I wrote about why the weather should never affect your wedding but seriously… never has so much rain hit such a permanently sunny climate in one week! I know the locals had been praying for rain, and perhaps in their own way that was some sort of blessing from the gods, but honestly, you didn’t have to bless it right there and then! I mean call it a wedding gift or something and give it to us AFTERWARDS when we would gratefully receive it, but not during the week we’d flown all our friends and family out for a tropical wedding in the sun!

In fact, when the weather did clear up the day before the wedding we thought we’d been given a reprieve. Fate had other plans however as it was plotting the biggest tropical storm to hit the Island in living memory on the actual wedding day itself! Still, we made the most of the sun we had (more on that later in the week) but it’s not exactly what you’re looking for on the happiest day of your life!

The weather, however, was not the only thing to go wrong, other favourites, in no particular order, included:

  • The BEAUTIFUL promenade in the town we were staying being dug up to be made into an even more beautiful promenade… or, as it turned out to be, a building site with no activity on it whatsoever…
  • Thinking we’d lost all the money (and credit cards) to pay for the wedding shortly after our arrival on the Island…
  • Learning that having had no rain in two years the Island wasn’t exactly prepared for it and the builders hadn’t really considered things like waterproofing the roof over our guests bedrooms…
  • The bus to pick up the guests from the airport late at night not arriving… (actually it just went to the wrong bit of the airport!)
  • The bus company deciding (after everyone had boarded it on the day of the wedding) that the bus taking everyone to the church was too big to get around the twisting corners and so having to go and change bus making everyone late for the wedding…
  • The Father of the Bride breaking his toe…
  • The only apartment with a baby and small child staying in it having no hot water for three days…
  • The balloon supplier turning up randomly the day before the wedding…
  • The cream tablecloths turning out to be placemats… slight translation issue methinks…
  • The very lovely reverend doing stirling work but pronouncing the Bride’s name slightly wrong…
  • An (ahem) slight printing error meaning the last hymn of the service didn’t exactly run smoothly…
  • One of the groomsmen (and master of ceremonies) almost not making it due to not having his passport two days before he was due to fly out…
  • The guests finding out that the airport was closed and their flights off the Island might be cancelled just before my speech!

So just the odd issue to resolve then! But did the curse spoil our wedding?

Of course not!

Curse… do your worst! (NOT LITERALLY!!!!)

Actually curse I take it back, I didn’t mean it…PLEASE DON’T HURT ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The last man who mocked the curse was writing in his card to us “Have a great day no matter what the curse brings” when his pen broke and sprayed ink all over his hand!!

Seriously, you actually can’t make this s**t up!

Anyway, tune in tomorrow to see how it all went down! (It definitely gets better, don’t worry!):)

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