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LauRa anD SeReLLe

The proposal was actually a massive surprise . Serelle planned a weekend away at Chilston Manor , which I thought was a weekend away for her birthday . She didn ’ t want me to have any idea about the proposal so did it around her birthday to have an excuse to stay at a nice hotel and go to a fancy restaurant . She says her proposal was ‘ a bit crap ’ but I don ’ t think so ! She didn ’ t get down on one knee but asked me while we were in the hotel room and presented me with a ring . She knew if she did it in public I ’ d have died of embarrassment .

We both wanted something traditional and elegant for our wedding . We are quite private people , with a small group of friends and family . We wanted something that would be low key and really personal .
The theme was quite simple and pretty – we didn ’ t want anything too wild or over the top . We had white and sage green as our colours , starting with the invitations . My bouquet was made of white calla lilies , which we also had as our centrepieces . Our favours were the most colourful part of the wedding as we had a sweetie table that we organised ourselves , by buying a variety of vases and lots of multi-coloured sweets .
We didn ’ t write our own vows , but discussed then chose the ones we felt were most important and relevant to us from the given selection . The ceremony music was by The London Duo – two girls on a violin and cello , playing songs by the likes of Michael Jackson and Coldplay . We asked one of Serelle ’ s young cousins to read a poem for us , Magic of Love by Helen Steiner Rice . It was beautiful .
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