A true story and explanation of the link between a sprout and postponement of your 2020 wedding plans
This story reminds me of my dad.
When I was younger he grew vegetables in the garden.
My favourite vegetable is the much aligned 'love it or hate it' sprout.
Seasonally sprouts are a winter vegetable. If you haven't seen them growing they grow on a tall stalk above ground; lots of them on one stalk.
As the knobbly veg grew I was always eager to pick them BUT my dad said no, he told me that we had to wait for the first frost which made the sprouts tighten their leaves and as a result taste better.
As an adult I can buy sprouts at any time throughout the year however, I don't. Even though they are my favourite vegetable I only buy them for our Christmas lunch.
When I peel the sprouts I can almost taste their flavour; as they are cooking, their smell wafting through the kitchen I cannot begin to express how much I am looking forward to eating them at last.
It's not the turkey or the trimmings or the accoutrements of Christmas that feeds my soul, it is the humble sprout that I have waited to eat for many, many months.
Why your new postponed wedding date will be more meaningful to you both
If you have read to this point you are likely to be or a close friend or family member of one of the hundreds of wedding couples throughout the world whose wedding plans have been put on hold due to the Covid 19 virus.
During those sad moments when you or they regret the postponement of the original wedding day, I would ask you to think about this true story and to hold on to the thought that the new wedding day will be all the more special because of the wait.
If your wedding plans have been put on hold and you are trying to find a wedding venue for your new date, we invite you to discover Sunninghill in Dorchester, Dorset's historic county town.
The Sunninghill Weddings Team