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Sonia

Hello and welcome to Want That Wedding!

What inspires me?

As a wedding blogger, weddings absolutely inspire me. All that pretty and the romance. Ah, the romance! I guess my style is quite eclectic, so it figures I have a broad range of what I find beautiful and inspiring. In particular though, I adore the following styles.

Being a bit of a glam girl at heart, I love all things glamorous, particularly vintage 1920s and 1930s.

The free spirit in me loves the boho vibe too. You can’t beat a bit of rustic, outdoor styling and give me a festival type wedding any day of the week. I’m also loving the boho glam look that’s trending at the moment.

Quirky, kooky and alternative detailing gets me every time. Colourful hair, awesome tats and lots of creativity. Yes please.

Contemporary. I do love a modern, chic wedding with all the stylish and urban paraphernalia of a fashion forward bride.

I’m also obsessed with…

Beautiful photography. Sun dappled images make me go weak!

Nature and the outdoors, I adore flowers.

Colour [particularly metallics], pinterest keeps me entertained for hours.

Things that glitter, flutter and shine. I’m particularly fond of sequins and confetti.

Things I love!

Food and festivals. Cocktails and posh hotels.

Photo-booths and posing.

My best friends and having fun.

The proposal!

The plan was for Chris to take me to the beach and then propose [little did he know how difficult I was going to make it!]. When he suggests a romantic walk along the beach I think… ‘Aww that’s sweet, he’s doing something I really want to do’.

So we set off from the apartment we’re sharing with friends. As we reach the bottom of the stairs I casually mention going back and getting a beer to take with us. Chris persuades me not to and we head off to the beach. As we pass the parade of shops, I suggest we go for a pre-beach cocktail. Again, Chris persuades me to keep walking. When we arrive at the beach, I can see a pretty little Taverna with cocktails written all over it. ‘Maybe we can get a drink’ I smile. ‘No no’ Chris replies, ‘Let’s walk down the beach and watch the sun set’.

So we continue walking towards the sunset where I then complain I can’t see without my shades! So of course, we turn around and walk in the opposite [less pretty and romantic] direction. Whilst walking, Chris is being incredibly chatty, asking me loads of questions. I remember thinking. ‘Why is Chris being super nice?’ [not that he’s not normally nice, but you know what I mean] and then it dawns on me. oh. my. god. is he going to PROPOSE??

I manage to calm myself down, thinking no, of course he’s not going to propose. So that’s when I just blurt out. ‘What’s up with you? You’re acting like you’re gonna propose or something!’ To my complete and utter shock Chris replies ‘Maybe I am’ and drops down on one knee.

‘Sonia’,  he says ‘Will you make me the happiest man in the world. Will you be my wife?’

I immediately burst into tears, discarding my bag along the beach. Chris, still on bended knee and holding out my beautiful engagement ring says ‘See baby. I got the one you wanted’.

I obviously said yes [o.k, screamed] and then called my Mum & Dad and then my best friend to tell them all the happy news. I was so shocked, I couldn’t believe I was actually engaged.

When we arrive back at the apartment our expectant friends are waiting. They’ve decorated the balcony with balloons, streamers, and have the champagne on ice. Romantic music plays in the background and they’re videoing the whole moment. They were more excited than we were!

Chris and I a little later enjoying that much needed cocktail… As you can see, I’m still totally emotional and shell-shocked!

So that’s my proposal story now…

Now I wanna hear about you!

Tell me your story! How did you meet and how did he / she propose? What kind of wedding do you want to have? And are you a little bit excited?!!

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I love to receive your comments on posts and can’t wait to be a part of your wedding journey!

 

My wedding day!

p.s If you would like to see my vintage inspired wedding day, click on the link :) 1930s Inspired Wedding

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  • Hi Sonia, I just happened to google ideas for Couple's Photoshoots and came across your awesome website. I can't believe you do this as a hobby! I'm not your average bloke, I don't often get a chance to talk about weddings so your site is like the Disneyland of wedding stuff! Keep up the great work. I'll be visiting again seeing what other ideas you come up with.

    Terry
    Wedding Photographer
    http://www.powpowpictures.com

  • Hi really want to contact you about doing something with you - Bridal Boudoir photo shoots for all your readers and you're very welcome to come and have a free fashion make over or photo shoot of your own? Please can you contact me if you would like to know more. One of my clients would love to pair up with you - love you to blog for them?

  • Thank you for being so open Sonia, it's great to know a bit about the person behind the blog x

  • Really lovely to get to know the person behind the blog and to hear how it all started. I'm getting married next year and these blogs are my inspiration. thank you

    • Thanks and welcome to the WTW blog, I really hope I can be an inspiration for your wedding day :) XxX

  • Hi Sonia,

    I nominated you for top 100 wedding blog as promised - good luck - you deserve it!

    Nina
    x

  • wow..this is just a totally amazing "about me"..thanks for sharing info about you... ")

  • Love the new look design Sonia. Huge well done and amazing to see how far your blog has come. Congrats!

    • Chanelle that means so much to me :)) Glad you love it XxX And my, hasn't the blog come so far... still loads to learn though.

  • Sonia such a lovely post, I hope to do as well as you did and make my Blog growing and growing day after day with passion.

  • Cool post, Sonia! You inspire us, we are following your blog with great pleasure!