What does Kim Green think is the best part of planning a wedding? Is it the flowers, the venue, the invitations, the cake or maybe the dress?
“I can tell you what it’s not,” Green says laughing.
“It is quite fun, but I didn’t realise that the planning would be so tough. My sister said to me that I would miss it once it’s over because it does take up so much of your life.
“We’ve got about 170 people coming. I just hope that when it gets here I forget about everything I’ve planned and just enjoy the night.”
Green was never one of those girls who planned her wedding since a little girl, in fact when she went dress shopping she had no idea what she wanted.
“Shopping for a dress was really fun. I had no idea what I wanted which is probably good because I had a free rein to do whatever I liked with it,” she said.
“But the wedding does work around the dress – it does change a few things.”
Green’s fiancé, cricketer Trent Copeland likes to keep his finger on the pulse and be involved in the planning, but their busy and overlapping sporting schedules have meant that much of the early planning was left in the hands of Green.
“Trent likes to be involved but he’s been away for quite a bit of it so the backwards and forwards planning has been through me, but now that I’m in season he’s taking over so we’ll see how he goes with it all,” she said.
“It is a little bit scary, I’ll probably get there on the day and there won’t be any flowers on the tables.”
With the wedding date set for August, time will fly now that the ANZ Championship has started.
“I’d done most of the planning before the season started and made sure that I had everything ready to go, but it is going to come around very quickly.”
Now that the cricket season is over you will find Copeland sitting courtside at NSW Swifts games (even away games) in between putting the final touches on the wedding.
“I think the difference in my playing the last few years has been that I’ve had so much support. I’m very lucky that I have a very supportive and very kind fiancé,” Green said.
On top of planning a wedding, the Green-Copeland household has had another off-season addition, Archie, a golden retriever puppy who is now six months old.
“Archie is gorgeous; he’s probably one of the smartest dogs I’ve ever owned. He loves to be affectionate, loves cuddles and falls asleep on your lap,” she said.
“He’s very smart on the lead and he loves the beach and the water. He’s been very good for us because when Trent’s away I have someone at home to keep me company (I’m a bit of scaredy cat).
“There’s so much planning involved in having a dog. It has taken us about five months to try to figure out if we can leave him alone for a couple of hours without digging a hole but he’s good.”
The article appeared in SCOOP: the official magazine of the NSW Swifts – read Volume 5, Issue 1.
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