MEET OUR 2019 BRIDE & GROOM

bride to be Lauren and Jake - kelmarsh hall 2019 wedding

Lauren, our 2019 bride-to-be, tells us more…

Jake and I met back in May 2010 when we were both 17. Little did we know back then that almost 8 years later we would be engaged and planning our wedding! We first saw each other at our local gym, but were both far too nervous to actually speak to each other in person. Jake made the first move by sending me a friend request on Facebook. It sounds a little stalker-ish but he tracked me down through mutual friends!  This prompted us to actually get to know each other and arrange a date to meet up outside of the gym!

Although we had been together for 7 years at the time, I was definitely taken by surprise when Jake popped the question! We were in Disneyland Paris for New Year’s Eve 2016 spending the whole day exploring the park. We got back to our lovely hotel where Jake went out to the balcony and asked me to come outside, to which I typically replied ‘No it’s too cold!’. Then before I knew it he was on one knee with a ring in his hand! Jake had waited all day to find the perfect spot to do it in Disneyland Paris, but I love that he waited until it was just the two of us.
 

The wedding planning begins…

Once we got back from Paris, my Pinterest board was well under way and we bought some lovely wedding stationery to start planning. My mum and I also started checking out as many wedding fairs as we could and we quickly got used to the complimentary Prosecco and endless wedding cake samples! Last November we set a date for Saturday 9th November 2019 at the beautiful Kelmarsh Hall, where we’ll have both the ceremony and the reception. Like most brides, I’ve always had an image in mind of what my wedding would look like but Kelmarsh is even more perfect than I could have imagined.

With the date set and the venue booked, we’ve crossed off the biggest job on our wedding ‘to do’ list – now just to make my Pinterest boards a reality! Only 1 year and 8 months to go…