Real weddings and wedding ideas

See how other local couples celebrated their big day with wedding stories and ideas from Your East Midlands Wedding Real Weddings features.

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Love is all around

Love is all around

After working for the same employer, Robert and Wendy first met after he challenged her to identify a rogue piece of metal contamination. From that moment, the pair would occasionally bump into each other and after a while, realised their compatibility. Wendy says, "We were both separated from our partners at the time and found it easy to talk and support each other through the difficult times we were both experiencing." She adds:... read more

A day to remember

A day to remember

Zoe and Sammy's wedding featured shades of mauve, blush, plum and burgundy with touches of navy and rose gold. Zoe and Sammy's love story first started when they met at work and bonded over their mutual love of food and drink – they quickly realised they had a lot in common and made a great team. Zoe says, "Sammy has the most infectious laugh and smells good. It's impossible not to notice him because he's so confident and fun."... read more

Feel the love

Feel the love

Celebrations were all around at Jamie and Victoria's wedding. Jamie first crossed paths with Victoria when he travelled from New Zealand to Rutland to play rugby. After a few dates the pair started to feel a connection. Victoria says, "After making one of my famous wrappinis from my coffee shop, Jamie soon began to fall for me – as they say, a way to a man's heart is through his belly."... read more

Naturally beautiful

Naturally beautiful

Jill and Adam spent their big day surrounded by loved ones. Jill and Adam's story started back in 2013 at a teacher training course at Nottingham Trent University. Jill says, "We first started talking in a science lecture where we argued about who had created the better poster on volcanoes – this debate is still ongoing." The couple bonded over multiple hobbies including music, with Adam introducing Jill to King Blues, a British punk rock band who at the time had split but later on reformed. It was during the performance of Jill's favourite song I Want You that Adam proposed. Jill says, "Adam had worn the ring around his neck all day at work, checking every couple of minutes that it hadn't fallen off the string. As that song began, he placed it around my neck. He didn't say anything or get down on one knee, we just kept dancing!"... read more

Party people

Party people

Jasmine and Robert met at a festival, with their friendship soon developing into a fairytale romance. Jasmine and Robert first met in 2014 at a Derbyshire festival through mutual friends where they created amazing memories as a group, spending their time laughing and having fun. After the trip, the pair got talking on social media. Jasmine says, "We talked for a few days then he asked me if I fancied going out some time, to be honest, I wasn't overly interested but my mum persuaded me to give it a chance."For their first date, the pair set off to the cinema and afterwards grabbed some drinks, where they spoke for hours about shared interests such as music, history and travel.Four years later on a family holiday in Benalmadena, Rob decided to surprise Jasmine during a walk when he got down on one knee. Jasmine recalls this moment saying, "I couldn't speak or breathe! I was going to say 'no' as a joke but realised it was not the time. He asked me if it was a 'yes', which I nodded my head to as I couldn't find the words!"... read more

All you need is love for something beautiful

All you need is love for something beautiful

All you need is love: What started as a game of pool for Bill and Becky developed into something beautiful. Bill and Becky's adventure started when they first met at University and from there, the connection grew between the two over games of pool. Becky says, "We found each other to be genuine and we share a lot of the same values. We both like to have our interests and take that time for ourselves but we also make a great team."... read more

Two hearts: Jordan and Amie

Two hearts: Jordan and Amie

Two hearts: A celebration of love at Jordan and Amie's rustic and dusky pink themed wedding. Jordan and Amie had known of each other since school but only started talking after they left. Amie says, "We instantly clicked and could see a future together." At this point, the couple learnt new and exciting things about one another and their love grew stronger as time went on. For Amie's 21st birthday, Jordan popped that important question at the Eiffel Tower's restaurant, what's more romantic than the city of love?... read more

Love all around rustic

Love all around rustic

Love all around: Emma and Aidan enjoyed a traditional wedding with a hint of steampunk. Emma and Aidan's love story first started through Facebook as they were part of the same group. Emma says, "I had a few wines with my mum one Friday night who had been nagging me about my taste in men. I then saw Aidan's face on the group chat and clicked on it. I looked to see if he was local and single, and as he was and I added him. A week later we had our first date and what can I say, the rest is history!"... read more

Garden party

Garden party

Susan and Chris' personal and intimate day was filled with loved ones... read more

Love is in the air

Love is in the air

Emily and Joseph celebrate their big day with a burst of colour and a splash of fun... read more

You're my wonderwall

You're my wonderwall

Swancar Farm created a stunning country backdrop for Katy and Art's day.... read more

California dreamin' at The West Mill

California dreamin' at The West Mill

California dreamin': Excitement, love and laughter filled the air throughout Anna and Rich's celebrations.... read more

Take a pizza my heart

Take a pizza my heart

Grace and Sean enjoyed their rustic-styled celebrations at Cattows Farm.... read more

Childhood sweethearts at Hazel Gap Barn

Childhood sweethearts at Hazel Gap Barn

Childhood sweethearts: Rose and Jake shared their day with loved ones at Hazel Gap Barn.... read more

All I want for Christmas

All I want for Christmas

Rebecca and Kevin shared their festive-themed nuptials with loved ones at Norton Fields.... read more

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