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Rhiannon and Mark met while working on a performance of The King and I. "Our musical director ended up being one of Mark's groomsmen and a witness for our marriage." Mark proposed during a romantic trip to Paris. "We spent the day visiting the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum and the banks of Seine, but it was blisteringly hot," shares the bride. "Once we arrived back at our hotel, Mark offered to let me take a cold shower to cool down first, which I gratefully did. Little did I know, he was getting the ring ready and started playing the song Perfect Day from my favourite film, Legally Blonde. I burst into the room dancing to the track and was greeted by Mark on one knee!... read more
Charlotte and Jack met at high school. "We were always good friends, but as the years went by we started to get closer," says Charlotte. "Jack finally plucked up the courage to ask me out, and we've been inseparable ever since. He makes me laugh and is my best friend." Jack popped the question on their 10th anniversary. "He had lots of little surprises planned for me," shares the bride. "He created a memory book of our relationship and made little notes of things he'd planned for us to do throughout the day.... read more
Rachel and Richard had a beautiful wedding at The Wellbeing Farm. Rachel and Richard met at work in 2013. "Rich was assigned as my mentor, so we ended up spending lots of time together," says Rachel. "As cheesy as it sounds, we couldn't stay away from each other from the minute we met, and that hasn't changed since!"... read more
Sail away with me: Rebecca and Andrew had a beautiful wedding at St John's Church and Wyresdale Park. Rebecca and Andrew met at their local church. "We were friends for four years before we started dating," says Rebecca. "He invited himself round for coffee a few times, and we hit it off. One night we went out for some food, and he told me that he liked me and we got together soon after. We enjoyed lots of time together eating cake, drinking prosecco, travelling and watching box sets."... read more
Carley and David had a relaxed celebration at the picturesque Brockholes Nature Reserve. Carley and David had been engaged for two-and-a-half years before finally tying the knot. "We wanted a natural and relaxed vibe to our day," says Carley. "I stumbled across our reception venue by accident. One of my bridesmaids took me to a wedding fair at Brockholes Nature Reserve, and it was love at first sight. It looks beautiful in all seasons, and we loved that we could visit before and after the wedding."... read more
Danielle and Andrew were the first couple to have their wedding at Belle Vue Speedway. Danielle and Andrew's friendship slowly grew into something more. "We were working at a motorbike dealership," says Danielle. "At a Christmas party, we started talking and realised how much we had in common and soon became best friends."Andrew surprised Danielle by proposing during a holiday to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. "I knew we were having a meal, but I wasn't suspicious until Andrew started nervously coughing," shares the bride. "After our main course, the waitress presented us with a glass slipper, and Andrew got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. It was amazing, and we watched the fireworks together afterwards."... read more
A touch of sparkle: Leanne and Michael had a bling-themed celebration at the stunning Rivington Hall Barn. Leanne and Michael have been together 16 years. "We met in a local pub where I was a waitress," says Leanne. "Michael gave me a letter asking me to go on a date with him and we've been madly in love ever since."Michael surprised Leanne by proposing on Valentine's Day. "It was a big surprise," shares the bride. "He put the ring inside a balloon, and when I realised it was in there, I said yes and we couldn't have been happier."... read more