How we first met:
We first met when I transferred to the Bedford Sainsburys store. We worked in the same department. One evening, the dishwasher broke and Luke asked for help. I went to help him and we started chatting.
When I knew he/she was the one:
I knew reasonably soon after we met. Luke took a little longer.
The one thing we love most about each other:
Vicky: He is caring, loving
Luke proposed after 4.5 years in Paris on 21/8/14. We were on our way to the Arc de Triomphe. We walked up the Champs Elysees and Luke stopped outside H&M and said will you marry me. I said yes, we then went up the Arc de Triomphe, then went and had a burger, and cocktails at the bar next to the hotel.
This is why Paris was our theme for the reception.
Why we chose our wedding blessing ceremony and reception venues:
We chose the church because we liked it and we felt at home there and it has now become our regular church. Sharnbrook is home to our favourite restaurant. It also has a fantastic space for the reception, rooms for our guests, and Ciro couldn't have been more helpful. Reasonably priced, too.
What led us to choose Mike Brown Photographic for our photography:
We met Mike at a wedding fair at the Sharnbrook. He was recommended by the hotel and offered nice packages at reasonable prices. When looking at his photos we really liked his style of photography, which is very relaxed.
Some of the most memorable moments in the day:
Spending time with our family and friends. Getting to celebrate how far we had come over the past 18 months. Finally getting to have the day we had worked hard for.
Luke: Seeing Vicky walk down the aisle. And Mike's preview slide show really captured the day, which was a bit of a blur.
How we felt about how the photography went:
The photography was brilliant, relaxed and discreet in the church and flexible at the reception.
Our advice for couples starting to plan their wedding:
Spend time looking around. Speak to lots of vendors , go to lots of wedding fairs to get ideas and often lots of discounts for booking with them.
Our wedding vendors:
Reception venue (if different): http://www.thesharnbrookhotel.com/
Wedding planner: me although Zulika Wightman at www.facebook.com/GoldenPoppyEvents/ is fantastic
Hair and make-up: Hair : Demi at Images, Bedford. Make up Kate Ashpole
Any other vendors: Menswear by Moss Bros.
Chair covers and lights from Quality Chair Covers .