Last year I decided to do something truly unusual for our wedding anniversary as going to another restaurant sounded too simple and familiar experience. I would lie if I said I had plenty of ideas and came up with one quickly. Nothing like this. It took me ages (in fact 2 months) to find what to do no matter how enthusiastic I was. That’s why I decided to share, might be useful for someone in search!
Like it always happens the idea came out of nowhere. As I was surfing the internet one link caught my attention – limousine for hen parties! I thought – hm, lucky girls, must be a fun night out. And then it hit me – is it supposed to be only for hen parties, a limo “use” can be easily expanded to any occasion, like anniversary, for example! It had everything I needed – surprise point was there, unusual – even more so, luxurious – exactly it. Brilliant, I thought, why not to try! My first research made me calm down slightly, as it appeared to be a quite costly adventure – around £200 per hour. As my initial idea was to spend there an evening, I thought – it might be worthwhile to fly over to Barcelona for a weekend. But anyway, as I became so excited about the idea, to give up at this point would be too much of a disappointment. So I decided I’d make it work. Finally, I ended up with a company offering a limo for £180 per hour, let’s call it a discount. Then I started planning – actually our anniversary was a working day, so we only had a short evening left. We arrive home at 7pm, change and get ready by 8pm, perfect, we have our two hours till 10pm, could not be better! Done!
Decision is made, adventure is booked, such a relief for my soul. I only need to sort out a few more details – a dress (cannot get this one wrong!), champagne, appetizers and music. I chose one CD we bought together on vacation with romantic instrumental music, got a bottle of a good champagne and yes, the dress – I bought it sometime earlier from an online sex-shop but never had an occasion to wear it. It was very seductive yet refined and exquisite, not to mention how charming I looked in it! : )
I still had to cover it with a shawl taken our anniversary was in December, but the required shocking look was there. The preparation was done, excitement raised, and here the night arrived. I cannot stress enough how surprised my husband was when saw a huge limo waiting for us as we left the house. He would not believe it was for us, he thought I was joking. The right mood was set from the beginning, I was very pleased that he liked the idea, and he was pleased… simply with everything! We opened champagne as the car was carrying us along the night London streets (which is a challenge for the limo I must admit!). It felt really to be in your own world having our little miracle happening inside while enjoying the beauty of the city at night. As it was in December – central London was shining with Christmas lights and crowded with the tourists. The atmosphere was very romantic, reminded us of the first dates when on the way home we used to cuddle each other at the back taxi seat.
It was a great unforgettable night! We laughed as we shared some memories from the past and celebrated once again our feelings and happiness.
Spending time in so unusual way makes you feel special (unless you are a superstar of course and travelling to work in limo every day). You’d be surprised how simple little things can make a big difference. Limousine is only a car after all, but approached in a creative way turns into a true adventure! And what is life – just a combination of memorable moments like this that make you feel alive, emotional, and not falling a victim to a routine. My husband appreciated my effort and both of us were in a good mood probably for another week afterwards. What else’s required!?
P.S. A small tip – you’d want the limo to have dark windows to avoid uninvited spectators from outside 😉