A sizeable proportion of my clients seem to have a predilection for combining wedding planning with moving home. Both are things that bring great joy. Both are also things that have their fair share of stresses in the build up. Aled bought a house in Cardiff some ten years ago. It’s now sold, subject to contract, and he and Nia will set about buying a new home together. They’ll also be marrying, in Brecon, just a few days before Christmas. I visited them at their outgoing Cardiff home this weekend to discuss wedding day plans, the concept of photographic inoculation and the notion that the stresses of home buying actually cancel out the stresses of wedding planning and vice versa, leaving only the joyous bits to… enjoy. It’s something akin to two waves of equal wavelength and amplitude colliding head on with each other. Result: no waves.
You may wonder, if that’s the case, that if the stress from two functions cancel each other out then wouldn’t the enjoyment of one function likewise affect the other. I can say with certainty, that isn’t the case though. It’s science basically. Or maybe it’s maths; multiplication of negatives having a different outcome to multiplication of positives. Diametrically opposed functionality even.
Regardless of my being no scientist, nor a mathematician, both Aled & Nia seem to be very much enjoying all of it and that I could measure simply by spending some time in their company. View full post »