It’s crazy to think that this time next year I will be waking up as a newly-wed.

Suddenly our engagement doesn’t seem so long as it did when Marc proposed back in Christmas 2014 and now the time has come for us to properly start our preparations.

Starting with the wedding venue. As we had only seen it once in the winter, we decided it would make sense to visit around the time of our September wedding, so on Wednesday we both took the day off work, packed up a picnic and headed out of London to the Surrey countryside for another look.

Though the weather was mixed, we managed to pitch up at the quiet Farnham park just as the sun was breaking through. We carried our picnic basket (a bargain from BHS, RIP) through to a field and settled down to refresh ourselves after our slow journey through South London.

Where to picnic in FarnhamPicnic in Fanrham park

We had bubbly, fresh Prosecco courtesy of Premier Estates wine, homemade mini avocado & salmon on crusty brown toast and our own crunchy courgetti with sweet potato, endmame beans and falafel…

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It was our first picnic of the summer and probably also the last, as the rain started just as we finished. No need for that sun hat really then.

Once we packed up we headed over to the venue and as we don’t want to reveal the full picture just yet, here are just a few teaser pics…

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Then it was time to meet our caterers at their tasting evening at the nearby Froyle Park. After a fab 4 course meal paired with more delicious wines, it was time to waddle our way back to the night lights of London.

Not a bad day of wedding planning at all.

For more posts on our wedding plans, you can check out the below!

Mine and Marc’s story 

Our Save the Dates

Our Wedding Venue Inspiration

Rustic Wedding Table Inspiration

Favourite Country Wedding Inspiration

Modern Wedding Invitation Inspiration

Wedding Dress Inspiration

Our Engagement stay at the Rosewood Hotel