How did you first meet?
We met in Fuerteventura ten years ago
Please describe the proposal
We went out for a meal in a bar one evening and to my surprise, Tom asked me to marry him.
The dress – where did you find it, and what was it like? Who did you take with you dress shopping and how did you find the whole experience?
My two daughters and I went for the dress shopping. I had heard of the place through my daughter’s friend. It was in the Oxo tower in London, unfortunately it is no longer there though. I knew as soon as I put the dress on, that it was the one for me. I didn’t even need to try any others on.
What where the reasons for choosing your wedding venue?
We had looked at several different locations, but this one felt right – quiet and a beautiful setting – perfect for us.
When planning your wedding, did you have any help or did you do it mostly yourselves? What were the most important aspects for you?
I had help planning the wedding as it was a lot to undertake on our own. The most important part was finding the right photographer who could capture the moments of our special day.
What was your wedding inspiration?
I had a purple underskirt for my dress and I tried to incorporate that colour theme throughout the planning.
Describe some of your favourite wedding details and how you came up with them.
I loved the favours that we did – we had small bottles of Gin for the ladies, and whiskey for the men. We had them in small hessian bags and used these as the place settings too. I also loved the birdcages that we had as a centre piece on each table. The florist had entwined the flowers through it, to make it a little more special.
Bride: What advice would you give to future brides for their wedding day?
Relax and enjoy the day. It goes so quickly, so make sure that you enjoy the moment and don’t stress about the little things that may/may not go wrong.
Groom: What advice would you give to future grooms for their wedding day?
Just turn up on time and enjoy the day
Any advice for those planning their wedding now?
Plan well in advance, so that you’re not leaving things to the last minute and getting stressed out. Enjoy the process, it flies by.
What’s your top tip for saving money?
You don’t have to be extravagant to have a special day.
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
I’m glad that I spent more on the photographer. Having seen the photos that he captured, I love reliving our day over again.
What’s the best thing about being married?
Enjoying life together.
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