Pink Weddings Magazine Pink Weddings Summer 2018 - Page 29

LEnA AnD STAcEY When you wish upon a star W e met online through a dating website called Plenty of Fish. We had been dating for six months when I asked Lena to ‘officially’ be my girlfriend. I took her out on a picnic to the zoo, then when we came back to her flat I had rose petal candles and little notes leading to her bedroom. In the candle-lit room there were roses, music playing, and a giant Millie’s cookie on the bed with ‘Will you be my girlfriend?’ written on it. We’d been dating for about two years when I decided to ask Lena to marry me. First, I went and asked her parents’ permission. Then I took Lena to a log cabin just outside York. As we went out for a meal, the people who owned the cabin arranged fairy lights, rose petals, champagne, music and a giant Millie’s cookie on the bed – and this time it had written on it ‘Will you marry me?’ I blindfolded Lena, took her into the cabin, faced her towards the bed where the cookie was, and then went on one knee beh ind her. Deciding on the style of our wedding day was very easy as we are both massive Disney fans and felt we had found our fairy-tale partners! So our theme was classic Disney, with fairy- tale inspiration. We chose a beautiful place called Middleton Hall, just past Alnwick. Its design is similar to an old-fashioned Scottish manor, with a beautiful interior and original features – the perfect place to get married. We stayed there for the full weekend, including the night before the wedding, when both our families met for the first time. Everything was held at our amazing venue, including the reception. The ceremony started with my bridesmaids, then Lena’s pink weddings magazine » 29