I’m so excited to share the wedding of my beautiful friend Jasmin and her husband Russ. Jasmin and Russ decided to get married on the spur of the moment whilst on holiday in Cyprus – I love this story for the whirlwind excitement and total romance of having a Wedding planned over just a couple of days…
Tell us a little bit about how you met your fiancé and how you got engaged?
Wow! It was so long ago! I met him when I was 15 and I was head over heels; couldn’t eat, couldn’t sleep, all the cliché’s! We didn’t get engaged as such; at the grand old age of 30, I wanted him to be more than my boyfriend, I wanted to get married and he wasn’t so keen. I had a grown-up chat with him and we agreed that we wanted different things. It was all very amicable and we went to bed having been totally honest about the future. The next morning, my then boyfriend gave me a massive cuddle and said ‘let’s get married – not because I feel pressured or forced but because I want to get married’. It was so beautiful!
What was your favourite part of planning your wedding?
It was a bit of a shotgun wedding – we decided on the Tuesday (whilst on holiday with our best mates in Cyprus) morning to get married and were married on the Friday morning – so can’t do this question justice! I suppose my favourite things were deciding on my dress and flowers.
What was your wedding Budget and how did you make the most of it?
As we had no idea we were getting married, we didn’t really have a budget to work to! But we ended up spending around £3,500.
What did you enjoy most on your wedding day?
Literally every single second! I laughed from the minute I woke to the minute I went to bed. I was totally consumed by my new Hubs! Oh, and the guaranteed sun helped too!
What would be your best piece of advice for all of our other Budget Bride Company readers?
Make super sure the day is about you and your future husband. As ours was an unexpected but beautiful wedding, we just had our best friends there (who we had gone to visit). I missed my family so much and will always have a small regret that they weren’t there. However, it was perfect in so many ways. Me and hubs were totally consumed with our love, the commitment we were making to one another and that is crucial. Favours, flowers, cars and cakes certainly make the day special, but don’t forget why you are there!! Where possible, create personal touches that reflect you both!
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful wedding day with us Jas!