Diary of a Boho Bride – Faye and Jens, Entry 5: 15 Days to go!

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Afternoon everyone! I hope you are enjoying the sunshine? It’s another last instalment for you today on Diary of a Boho Bride, as Faye and Jens tie the not in exactly 15 days. The last couple of weeks before any wedding is always a busy time, but when you are living in a different country to where the wedding is being held, it is always going to be that bit busier! Today Faye talks to us about her last minute plains, getting everything finished before she travels over to the UK and all about her last minute DIY jobs!

It has been lovely having Faye on the Blog and hearing all about her destination wedding planning. I just know her wedding is going to be amazing and I can’t wait to share the photos with you. I wish Faye and Jens every happiness in the world.



I’ll pass the Blog over to Faye……………..

Hi everybody,

I now have exactly 15 days to go till I am Mrs Hamann (eeek). I have so far kept a calm and cool head even though we have lots to do still. To be honest we have been a little bit rubbish with things like printing out order of services etc. so we need to get onto these things pronto.

We have a lot to do over the next few weeks, my Mum and Dad are currently in Stuttgart with us, as we are holding our Polter Abend tomorrow night. This is a German tradition of throwing a party for friends and family (kind of like a German version of a hen and stag night) at the bride’s family house (we are using my sister in laws garden), the guests turn up and smash old crockery to bring good luck to the couple. The couple then have to work together to clean everything up while our friends do their damn hardest to make the cleaning up as difficult as possible.
The more crockery that is smashed, the more luck the couple will have in their marriage. I have even been to one Polter Abend where somebody bought an old bath tub and started smashing it up.
Needless to say it will be lots of fun, some of our friends who can’t make it to the day will be joining us too, so we can celebrate with them a little bit before we leave.

Janine's polter abend

After the Polter Abend our two friends who are also our Bridesmaid and Usher will be joining us for a week, they are currently in Spain after spending a year in Geneva Switzerland (they come from Canada), so it will be nice to hang out with them in evenings, drinking wine and making ourselves yummy food on the new BBQ. I will then finish work on the Friday and we will all drive together in our car to the UK (ROADTRIP!!) where I will spend my last week as a single lady. My main goal is to get everything done before we go, so that we can spend the week sightseeing around the UK and meeting up with friends and family.

Talking of getting things done, I have been working my socks off to get all my DIY-ing finished, I am almost there with just the order of services to print out. Here is a list of what I have done far:

Order of service

  • Ice cream tokens for the kids: We have organised for an old fashioned ice cream bike to be at the farm during the drinks reception, and we thought we would treat all the kids (and ourselves) to an ice cream, this will also hopefully help keep the kids happy.
  • Mr and Mrs sign for the back of our chairs.
Mr and Mrs sign and ice cream tokens
  • Order of service (in German and English)
  • Heart decorations for the lawn area: I had to cut out and then glue 400 of these to kebab sticks!
Heart decorations

I have also created my very own Deutsche post postbox for our guests to pop their envelopes into, name tags for the tables, menus in German and English and activity packs for the kids so they have something to do during dinner and the speeches.

I am really looking forward to my last few weeks of being a Metcalfe, I will cherish all the memories and spending time with the people who mean the most to me in the world. The last few weeks have flown by and I feel like I am constantly on fast forward. I am just hoping that I can press the pause button long enough on the wedding day and the honeymoon to really take everything in and enjoy being the new Mrs (Frau) Hamann.


Many thanks to Kelly for having me on the blog, I have loved following the other brides’ journeys and collecting tips from the daily posts. I wish you all the best and I will still be a loyal reader even after I am married!

Faye x


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