“It was a classic office romance – we worked in the same building. Our first date was a Wales-England Six Nations match (accidentally on valentines day) in a pub in Covent Garden.
Andy proposed twice – too much time had elapsed after the first one with no action!. First time was in a drizzly forest in Surrey, second time was on our anniversary about 2 years later (I’m not one for rapid action).
We’re getting married at Yurtcamp in Liverton, Devon. Sarah grew up just up the road in Winkleigh in Devon, and we spend most of our holidays camping in this part of the world. The wedding has no theme and no quality control – there’s bit of everything we love involved somewhere – craft beer, video games, the outdoors, bright colours, New Zealand, and great music.
We didn’t want a photographer who spent ages getting posed photos – we spend most of our lives pulling faces at each other and mucking about, so we want our photos to show that.
We’re looking forward to getting so many of our friends and family together in the same place at the same time. We’re all spread out all over the country, so it’s not often (read:ever) we get to do it. The wedding is just an excuse for a big party in the woods!
The whole day is DIY, really – the venue decor, the cakes, the table decorations (and the vows!). Ebay and Etsy have taken a central role and we should have bought shares.
Our advice? Just relax! Do what you want, don’t worry about what other people have done or might think, and just remember it’s your day – so make as much of the planning as fun as you can.”
Dress: myvintage.co.uk // Suit: Asos.com // Bridesmaids’ dresses: bridesmaids’ own // Hair and make up: self // Florist: artisan dried flower company / shrophire petal company / florence & flowers / the dried flower shop // Cake maker: friends and family // Band: Leigh Delamere and his Gordano Skiffers // Catering: Mike and Leanne Welsh (M Welsh Catering Services)