TNWC Real Brides: Kerry shares the details of her many hen parties including a joint hen-stag do to Glastonbury Festival
For our 2014 TNWC Real Brides we have just Kerry and Nick left to get married in August – I can barely believe it, this year has gone so fast! Kerry is sharing the details of what became a hen-a-thon with four hen parties (including a hen and stag do at Glastonbury Festival).
Over to Kerry to tell you more…
Nick and I originally said we weren’t going to have hen and stag do’s. The very idea of such an event is to “celebrate” your last night of freedom prior to becoming man and wife; however we’ve been together for 15 years and didn’t see the need, so we opted for Glastonbury Festival instead.
However, my bestmate and bridesmaid Raz had other ideas. She convinced me I needed something a bit more hen-like. So I gave her a date and a list of names and off she went, organising a surprise extravaganza! I was instructed to make my way to Covent Garden for lunch at Dishoom a fantastic Bombay café, which was followed by a Michael Jackson dance lesson at Pineapple Dance Studio.
Next was a makeover at the uber trendy ‘Cheeky’ in Shoreditch, and after that some delicious tapas and cocktails at Tramontana. I was then whisked off in a cab to theatre land to see the dance show ‘Thriller’ (I’ve omitted to mention that this whole time, I was dressed as Michael Jackson in Smooth Criminal: white jeans, white jacket, white trilby hat and royal blue shirt). After the show we stopped off at our penultimate venue, our fabulous hotel where we had a quick game of Mr and Mrs, before leaving to close our evening at Oslo Hackney.
So that was the end of May, it’s now the end of July, and since then Nick and I have been on our 5-day hen/stag (or sten/hag) at Glastonbury Festival, just up the road! We went with 10 of our friends and having spent many hours researching appropriate clothing we took sandals AND wellies, and good job too as it was a washout, but we made the most of it!
We’d stocked up with all the necessities: tent, camping chairs, booze, suncream, raincoat, hat, wipes and of course glitter! It was an amazing festival, with great music, fantastic food and fun friends – it was the first time for both of us and definitely one for the memory bank!
Since then I have also been on my local hen, with workmates and mum friends, to a music festival called Welliestock, which was hosted by our wedding band FILTA. The evening was full of Pimms, face painting and lots of giggles and dancing.
Finally, I have a relaxing spa day with my mum, sister and aunties the weekend before the wedding in August, so much for only having one hen do!
And Nick…he’s sticking to the original plan, just Glastonbury – but maybe a cheeky night out with his bestmate, who’s flying in from Gibraltar the night before the wedding….can he be trusted? Will he wake up the morning of his wedding with a hangover – let’s hope not!
Images: (1 – 7) Brides own pictures