Monday, 2 July 2012

Wedding bells.

Three years ago today I got married.

And three years on I still feel like the luckiest girl alive. We were able to have the most amazing wedding. All thanks to a little television series called 'Don't tell the bride'. The bride hands over all input, decisions and organisation to the groom and in return receives £12,000 to pay for the wedding.

 I cried.
 I cried some more. 
Infact, I cried for three weeks.
 I had never been apart from Luke before. 
I was blasted for my essex accent (I am proud to say I'm an essex girl) and was followed around by a television crew for almost 24 hours a day, seven days a week for three weeks solid.

 Would I change it? Not a thing.

 I am grateful everyday that we took part in the programme.

We got a wedding we would never have been able to afford. I got the dream dress. The dream location. The dream church. And most of all I became a Mrs. 
A wife.
 A Hodges, like my new husband and baby daughter (the twins were just a twinkle at the time) 

I love being married.

Lauren x


  1. It looks like you had a fab day! I love accents, they are part of what makes us an individual it would be boring if we were all looked and sounded the same. My daughter thinks that everyone else has an accent but not us! I have tried to explain...... Ads :)

    1. Ha ha! My mum is from Sunderland and as a child she sounded the same as my brother, sisters and I. But now I can notice it. Thanks for the lovely comment, we really did have a perfect day. And love your blog, I had a read. good luck with it xx

  2. Wow! I would love to see the episode with you! x

    1. I think our series is being repeated on bbc three now. But I cannot remember which number episode we are. xx

  3. Just watched ur episode, was lovely. Ur day was perfect and ur hubby done so well. U could see he thought of u in everything he done! I take it you's now have twins :) congrats! And congrats on the three year anniversary! Can't wait til it's me in two years time. X Steph

    1. Thank you! Luke did very well, I was so lucky! Good luck with your wedding, Enjoy xxx