Tell us your love story!
We met online through Plenty of Fish! I lived in the middle of nowhere and Frankie couldn’t find Mrs. Right in Bournemouth, so we both widened our search to 70km and ended up meeting for a coffee with a sea view at Urban Reef in Bournemouth. Our greyhound, Ted, decided he loved Frankie from the minute he met her – it was definitely love at first sight! After that, we were full speed ahead and making up for lost time…
What about the proposal?
We’d already discussed getting engaged, but the big moment happened on Mudeford Beach in the rain. It was very romantic, but a little soggy – including an embarrassing moment when the dog ran off and pulled Jen over in the sand at a critical moment!
When did you know that you were meant to be with each other?
From the start – we both felt like we just fitted together perfectly. Safe to say, we have never looked back.
Frankie – from the moment I saw Jen I knew she was someone very special. I remember spotting her in the car park while I was walking down to meet her, so I decided to watch as she got Ted out the car. I instantly knew I was in trouble!
Going into the wedding planning, what did you definitely know?
We knew we wanted a small, low key and personal wedding day. We wanted to incorporate people and places that were special to us, including the beach, family and friends from both near and far. We also knew we wanted good food, lots of laughter and nothing to complicated to organize!
What surprised you during planning? What was easy, what was difficult?
It was easy, particularly as we had our fabulous wedding planner, Tasha-Mae, on hand to help! We knew what we wanted and kept our ideas simple.
Is there anything you wish you knew while you were planning your wedding that you know now?
Not to stress the tiny details because it all will turn out great on the day.
Any advice for couples planning weddings now? Anything you would have done differently or anything you’d like to add?
Keep it simple and do what you want – it’s your day and the things that people remember most are the personal touches (and the food and the booze!). You can’t have enough food or drink. We are still working our way through the left-over prosecco!
What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
Jen – making a lifelong commitment to my wife, Frankie (as well as the incredible party and endless love shown by our friends and family!).
Frankie – Other than making my vows to Jen, my favorite part was having our photos taken, messing around and smiling on the beach.