If I didn’t have so much fun laughing at my own silliness, I swear I would have given up on my picnic stories a long time ago. Or at least I would stick to the picnics on the grass and completely forget the idea of sitting on my pink picnic blanket on the soft sand beach while watching the sun rising above the sea. And counting the sea waves, smelling the salt in my hair while enjoying the light touch of the sea breeze on my face when sipping the champagne and biting the small picnic sandwiches and mini macarons.
The truth is that none of the two seaside picnics that I had so far was like that. Remember, after the first picnic by the see on the wooden pier I swore to myself I will go to the beach the next time. I know I didn’t go exactly to the sandy beach this time, so I shouldn’t complain, but still. At least it was a shore.
PICNIC ON THE BEACH
Believe it or not, apart from the shooting for another blog post (What not to wear to the beach wedding) this was supposed to be my picnic on the beach. But it turned out to be a total disaster. And I mean, a total disaster. Although it did end up with some nice photos. But with empty stomachs, grumpy looks, dirty skirt, broken bottle of champagne and an almost sprained ankle. I guess I will have to finally admit that I suck at planning picnics. So picnic planner needed. I mean it. I’m hiring a picnic planner! DM if interested and experienced.
ALL THE THINGS THAT WENT WRONG
THE PICNIC FOOD
After seeing so many of my picnics, you know my idea of a picnic is more or less just sitting on the pink picnic blanket (well, just a blanket, as my pink blanket it’s not even a legit picnic blanket), posing and occasionally eating some fruit or cake, or sipping a champagne, smoothie or tea. Whatever I find on the kitchen table that day.
WE FORGOT THE FOOD
However, this time I really did made an effort, and actually got all the legit picnic food. You know, the cute little sandwiches, healthy desserts, fruit sliced into beautiful cubes and champagne. Moreover, I even put them in the picnic basket. The picnic basket that I and my sister somehow forgot to put into the car before leaving home in a hurry.
We only realised we had left the picnic basket at home when we arrived at the gas station near our destination. Obviously, it was too late to turn back and too early to go to the store and get some “beautiful food” so we bought a bottle of some cheap champagne, and a sandwich, you know a wannabe bun with few leaves of lettuce, cheese and a ham I had no intention to eat but merely have it placed there on the blanket for the time of the shooting and then give it to my sister. Anyway, we got some picnic food that at least one of us could eat.
AND LOST IT
So happy we had some picnic food, we went looking for our picnic spot. We didn’t know exactly where we should go, all we knew is that we have to hurry up to catch the light and be the first one at the beach. So we parked our car in a remote parking lot and ran towards the sea. You know like little children who see the sea for the first time. Not the best idea though as the beach was not like one of those sandy beaches. But a pile of stones. So you can imagine what happened. My sister who was holding a bag with a bottle of champagne and a sandwich stumbled over a stone, fell and broke the bottle inside the bag. And yes, the sandwich got wet. And we lost our picnic food.
THE PICNIC SPOT
Angry at my clumsy sister I laid my pink picnic blanket on the stones. Or should I better say rocks, and sat down. Again not the best idea. You have no idea how painful it was to sit there. Well, you might know if you watched my Insta Story. Surely the blame is on you if you missed my screaming and my crawling on the blanket when I wanted to get up.
I ALMOST SPRAINED MY ANKLE
And when I finally got up, I almost sprained my ankle. In short, walking in wedges on this beach, no matter how beautiful they are, was the worst idea ever!
I GOT DIRTY
Plus, they got dirty. And didn’t help my skirt to stay dry and clean either.
So without any food left and without a spot where we could actually sit and enjoy the view to the sea, there was no picnic on the beach at all. But a good test for my potential wedding outfit. Wondering who is getting married on the beach? Well, not me, for sure. I still have to learn how to throw off a glam picnic on the beach before. But you can find out here.