What made you decide to get married where you did?
The beautiful setting!
How long did you take you take to plan the wedding?
How would you describe your wedding day in 2 sentences?
The most amazing and important day of our lives, it feels like a dream looking back.
How did you meet? And how long have you been together?
We have now been together coming up 3 years. We met on a dating website and literally planned a hook up, then decided once was not going to be enough!
Tell us about the proposal!
We got engaged in Bologna. Laura proposed to Mel with some cards in envelopes, set out on a wall in the town in the evening. There were 7 envelopes, each card had a letter on the front; M A R R Y M E, inside each card was a reason why she should! (ex. "I promise to make you laugh every day," "I promise to tell you I love you every day."
How did you spend / allocate your budget?
We received 3 prices for everything, cheap, average and expensive, and we chose the things we could make cuts on and the things we wanted to spend more on. Then England decided to leave the EU and our costs increased!
Where did you splurge and where/how did you save?
We did a lot of it ourselves, like decorations, invites, order of service. That saved us a lot of money.
Did you have a theme or color scheme you were working towards?
White and dark purple.
What did you eat?
We had a five course meal, traditionally Italian, wild boar, lobster, pasta...
What were your special moments or highlights of the day?
My friend sang during the service which was beautiful and for our first dance everyone had sparklers.
What advice would you give any other couples about planning your big day, or any tips for the day itself?
Enjoy it as much as you can because it goes so quickly!
What was your biggest surprise of the day?
How the whole thing came together so well and how much everyone enjoyed themselves.