As the flowers bloom and Midsummers Day approaches dreams of fairies and woodland creatures fill my head.
As a child I often walked with my head down looking for wonderful treasures on the floor, picking up pretty stones, flowers or whatever lost trinkets I could find imagining where they had come from or what they could be used for. I loved The Borrowers and The Minpins and invented make believe worlds in my head where little people used our forgotten posessions for household items or handy tools.
I used to day dream that for one day I was one of those tiny creatures and I would hop across make believe toadstools or row a imaginary leaf boat down a stream.
As I got older, my school began to cover Shakespeare. I discovered A Midsummer Nights Dream and I was taken back into that world. Since then I have dreamt of a wedding where I was like Titania Queen of the Fairies, wearing a long floaty dress spun by silk worms, flowers in my hair and beautiful fairy bridesmaids scattering blossom whilst walking on a floor of deep green moss. With woodland animals roaming and little birds chirping sweet little songs!
Soon reality kicked in and I came to realise that this was definately a dream and would stay that way but I could take parts of this and encorporate them into my special day.
I created a Pinterest board with all the beautiful things I had dreamt of and some new idea's I have discovered along the way. It dawned on me that Joe isn't and nor will he ever be the sort of groom to dress as a fairy king or a Puck like donkey/man for our wedding day so I would need to tone the theme down a little bit!
I now have a little boy who I hope will share my dreams of secret creatures and magical kingdoms and will be sure to give him a special bedroom with whatever fantastic idea's fill his dreams, maybe he won't want fairies and instead will dream of swashbuckling pirates or brave knights and I will be sure to teach him all about how to rescue a damsel in distress!
Until then I will continue to dream about enchanting fairy queens and fearless elf kings and perhaps one day my fantasy wedding dreams will come true.