- 6 years ago
My name is Lottie, I’m 22, and a stay at home mum to my daughter Elodie who just turned 3 on Dec 2nd.
I have a wonderful partner called J, he is 23 on Dec 10th 🙂
Here’s where my story gets more complicated lol.
This isn’t the first time I have planned my wedding, I was planning my wedding, even bought some things and booked the venue in 2010, wedding date would of been Oct 12th 2012.
All this was to my Ex, Alex. We had dated for 5 years, and Elodie is technically his biological daughter, though she see’s J as her dad as Alex never bothered or bonded with her. Yet she was 16 months old when we split. Anyway. I found out in early 2011 that Alex was infact cheating on me, and had spent all our money for rent/bills on taking his bit on the side to the pub. When i found out he became very physically violent, telling me i was better off dead, Elodie deserved a better mum. And even went as low as to hit me with my baby girl in my arms. Needless to say i got the hell out of there. Only to find out, I couldn’t go back to our home anyway once he’d moved out as we were getting evicted that weekend for him not paying the rent. So there’s me, and my beautiful girl technically homeless, I ended up moving back to my mums. However my sister and niece were also living there, and there was only 3 bedrooms, so i was on the sofa, and Elodie in a travel cot for a couple of months. Then i convinced my sister to move in with me. We got a 4 bed house, and everything moved forward 🙂
I was single for a year, i’d taken up going to the gym, i was happy again finally. And just when i thought things couldn’t get better J came back into my life. 😀
We first met in 2006 when we were very good friends at college, we had a brief 1 day fling in 2007 when me and Alex were ‘on a break’ but nothing ever followed.
2008 we finished college, and drifted apart as Alex stopped me speaking to a lot of my friends.
Fastforward to March 1st 2012 and heading back from the gym and J is leaving work. Me & My friend end up dragging him to the pub for a catchup, within a week we were dating and haven’t looked back since. Elodie adores him, and he adores her, they are double trouble for me lol. We moved into our own place in May ’12 and we decided to add to our little family, and started officially trying for a baby Nov 26th ’12 🙂
And of course when we started talking babies we started talking weddings! We have a ton of ideas, even a venue but he is on the hunt for what he is calling ‘The perfect engagement ring’ before he proposes properly 🙂 His response to me saying i wouldn’t care if it was a £10 ring from ebay was ‘I am going to find you the most perfect ring, and i’m going to propose properly, none of this in the middle of the living room nonsense’ lol i might be in for a wait!
We’re planning while he finds ‘the one’ engagement ring, so more than likely very short engagement on the cards as the wedding will be planned already lol
It is lovely to meet you all, and i’m sorry if i’ve bored you to death with my huge post! xxxx