So I’m Not Getting Married | UK Wedding Blog

facebook-profile-picture By Emily

Where I last left off, I was wrapping things up in New York and furiously scribbling away at a bunch of posts to schedule for the time I planned to be in London (and thus banned from anything that might remotely be construed as working, paid or no). I’d hoped, right now, to be writing up my final pre-wedding thoughts to share with you all. But that’s not what’s happening at all.

In short, I am not getting married. For privacy reasons, I don’t want to go into much detail, but suffice it to say that the challenges of short-distancing our long-distance relationship were greater than I’d anticipated. And after a lot of turmoil, we ended up calling things off. I’m back home in New York now, feeling an incredible mix of shame and relief and guilt. I’m confident that calling the wedding off was the right thing to do, but that doesn’t mean it’s been easy in the slightest.

It’s not how I wanted this story to end, but there you have it. Thanks to everyone who’s followed my wedding journey on here. I’ve loved writing for SYGM, and while it’s more than a bit embarrassing to have to come back with this update, I’ll always look back fondly on my time as a blogging bride.


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Jane Griffin //

So sorry don’t worry you will be ok so many good experiences ahead of you!

Laura Clemmens //

Emily I’m so sorry. I had wondered if things were OK with you as your blog had gone. I enjoyed hearing all about your plans, wedding and not wedding. I hope that you can get back to being happy and in a better place back in true city you love. Laura xxx

Kim W //

Such difficult decisions and I think you are very brave to post this last edit. I hope life works out well for you both. x

Olivia Slack //

So sorry things didn’t turn out as expected for you, and I hope you’re feeling back to your normal, happy self again soon. There’s absolutely nothing to feel ashamed or embarrassed about xxx

Katie Elizabeth //

So sorry to read about this, Emily! I remember talking with you on your post about getting your fiancee visa, and me applying residency in Canada.

Don’t feel embarrassed at all. Take care xxx