I literally don’t know how to start this post because I cannot even begin to describe to you what an amazing weekend I had!
My hen weekend was a complete surprise, I left the whole thing (apart from the guest list) in the trusty hands of my bridesmaids and boy did they do good! You know you’ve got some goodens when they just get you better than you even get yourself…. Everything was perfect! (Soz not soz for all the gushing in the post guys.)
So all I knew about my weekend was that I was staying in London from Friday to Sunday and that I needed three outfits, I was given criteria to follow when buying them and drove my maid of honour mad sending her pics and asking her questions!
Thursday night I barely slept cause I was so freakin excited! It’s a strange thing, being excited for something you know nothing about, for all I knew I could be swimming with sharks. But I knew that I’d have my favourite people around me and we would be celebrating a love that I’ve had for 9 whole years and that in itself is good enough for me!
Ok so let’s get into the nitty gritty …. What did we actually do. Well Friday I was ushered onto the underground, still no idea where I was going until we got off at Camden. The girls has booked the cutest little Airbnb not far from the station as our base for the weekend. It had been adorned with goodies and looked so fab! We had matching kimonos, hen goodie bags, snacks and most importantly …. Prosecco! Jenna had also fashioned me a flower crown veil which I am SO IN LOVE WITH and want to wear forever more.
Friday night we kept things pretty chill, heading to Grand Union for dinner and cocktails (pornstars of course!) During the course of the evening we managed to spill an entire drink and have a bottle of ketchup explode all over us…. So pretty successful I’d say! Once we’d finished making a mess in Grand Union it was back to the flat for a slumber party, more snacks, more wine, face masks and kisstory – amazing!!
Saturday was the main event and after another night of no sleep (due to THE loudest freight trains ever) you’d think I’d have been tired. But how could I be tired??? I was beyond excited and that buzz kept me going till 4am! I’m getting ahead of myself here…. We got ready, took some obligatory selfies and jumped in an über to mareleybone, pulling up outside Brassiere 108 for afternoon tea with my nearest and dearest! We had a big long table filled with sandwiches, treats, scones and tea. I opted out of the alcohol as I didn’t want to peak too early (let’s just say me and day drinking have a sour history!) it was so lovely to spend time with my family and I did my best to try and spend time with everyone. It’s honestly such an amazing feeling when you sit in a room and think all of these people are here for me, they’re here cause they love me and want to wish me well! Heart warmth overload!!!
After we had eaten we were moved to the bar area and I may have indulged in a rum cocktail but it was oh so delicious and I don’t regret a thing!
We said our goodbyes and headed back to the flat to get ready for round 2! My step sisters came with us and we met a friend on the way…. Everyone else was meeting us at the next mystery venue!
Sometimes I think I enjoy getting ready more than actually going out. I mean maybe not on this occasion but I love getting all dressed up with my friends having a drink and dancing around without the interruption of other people you don’t know and don’t care to know. (This is why I need me a house ASAP!)
Back in another uber and as we got closer I knew exactly where we were going…. Proud Camden!! A delicious evening of boobs and bums, what more could you ask for haha but seriously I LOVE burlesque, it’s such a classy, entertaining and impressive art and I would encourage anyone to give a show a go at least once! Proud was incredible, the host, the two girls and the burlesque boy – the perfect mix of comedy, sexy and sass! Not only this but dinner was like a unicorn threw up in my mouth… Totally dreamy! I went for asparagus in Parma ham, and lamb – oh the lamb (insert a million heart eye emojis). Again I was surrounded by a big long table of my closest friends all ready to help me celebrate and I couldn’t have been happier!
Once the show was over it was time to dance! This took shape in the cabaret section where the show was until the doors to the club opened. We were ushered into a large square room filled with house music and I got a little worried, it was not my scene at all!!! BUT bridesmaids to the rescue and I was grabbed and dragged out of there and into our own private stable!!!! Better music, no annoying people, waitress all night YEP, NAILED IT. Oh and our very own swing in the corner, I mean come on!!! I literally did not stop dancing! I honestly had the time of my life and I wish I could relive that day over and over! My girls did me so unbelievably proud (pardon the pun) and I don’t know how I can ever repay them or express my gratitude enough!!!
We danced literally until we were thrown out and then set upon a cheesy chip hunt. Turns out Camden doesn’t stay open very late on the food front so we ended up with a bag of roast potatoes, a block of cheese and a do it yourself attitude!!
Sunday arrived and no hangover for Laura! I mean could this weekend get any more perfect?! All packed up, we said goodbye to our little getaway flat and headed to the city for breakfast! The Folly is definitely somewhere you need to go, purely because it is stunning!! The food is also delicious but that totally comes in second to the interior!
And that was it, time to say our goodbyes and head back to reality, or for me …. Head into married life! I couldn’t appreciate my girls anymore if I tried and also my friends and family for just being totally awesome people and giving me a weekend I will never ever forget!!!!!
Only 5 weeks to go guys! Eeeeek!!!
Peace and love xoxo