Tell us about where and when you first both first met?
We first met on the dating app Bumble! Alex ofcourse had to pay to use the extend feature as I kept him waiting by not responding. Our first date was in London at Kricket Soho and then we finished the evening at Cahoots, a 1920s speakeasy. I then drunkenly agreed to a second date which was the Oxford - Cambridge boat race and the rest was history :-).
Tell us about who proposed to who and where did it happen?
Alex proposed to Jess and this was at a spa weekend getaway at Northcote Manor in Devon. Alex arranged a special champagne afternoon tea, with strawberries dipped in chocolate and he proposed in the gardens under the big oak tree. Very romantic and a gorgeous sparkly diamond :). We also had an elderly couple behind us reading their broadsheet newspaper who were quiet as mice until they saw the ring and we heard a big gasp :-)
How did you find and choose your wedding venues?
We knew we wanted an entire venue and upon visiting Gaynes Park we fell in love immediately. It had so much to offer with the Apple Loft Cottage, The Orangery, the Mill Barn, Gather Barn, Coach House and gorgeous surroundings. We also were both very keen to marry in church at All Saints Theydon Garnon was perfect for this.
Thank you to all the suppliers we worked alongside on the day:
The Photographer, The Makeup Artist, The Hair Stylist, The Florist, The Wedding Cake, The Rings etc Photographer - Justin Bailey justinbaileyphotography
MUA - Jaimie Attfield makeupbyjaimieattfield
MUA bridesmaids - Avril Jarett - avriljarrettmua
Hair Stylist - Sarah Wade - sarahwadehair
Florist - Violets & Velvet - Sam Cottrell - violetsandvelvet
Illustrator - Sarah Dowling Art - sarahdowlingart
Wedding Cake - Amanda Meade- amandas_cakes1
Wedding Band - Three Lance Wedding Rings - Mappin & Webb & Costco mappinandwebb costco_uk
Wedding Cars - Lords Cars - lordcars1
Wedding Dress - Bespoke Suzanne Neville - suzanneneville
Wedding Suits - Jack Bunneys - jackbunneys
Bridesmaids - TH&TH - thth_bridesmaids
Flower Girls - Page Boys - John Lewis -johnlewis
Mother of the Bride - Gladrags - gladrags.ingatestone / Victoria Charles headpieces - victoriacharlesheadpieces
Why did you choose us to film your wedding day?
Working in Marketing and Comms, a video of our wedding day was a must. I was recommended Ground Films by my colleague David Fitzpatrick who attended Elvis’s wedding and you did not disappoint. I loved having Ellie and James part of our day, you both were so much fun x