Although the idea of planning a wedding in a year, or less, may seem completely bonkers – it can be done and is perhaps more common than you think! There has certainly been a recent trend for shorter engagements, Megan Markle and Prince Harry for example, who were married after 7 and a half months. They did, of course, have a budget fit for a future king and queen, but planning a wedding within a shorter time frame does not mean breaking the bank.
Kelly met Stephen when she started her new job in 2011.
After their first date to ‘La Tasca’ in Manchester, many more followed over the next five years. In 2016 they enjoyed a romantic meal served outdoors on the final night of their holiday to Mexico. Returning to their room later, Kelly found champagne, chocolates and a cake which read ‘Happy Birthday’. Confused, she turned around to find Stephen on bended knee!
Rebecca and James met in 2008 whilst attending a maths workshop at University then, eight years later they booked a weekend away of rest and relaxation. James had prepared a montage of photos including a special picture of each year that they’d spent together. He chose to upgrade their room to a suite in order to choose this special time to propose to Rebecca. Coupled with a custom-made diamond ring, James’ framed picture was a truly romantic gift and of course Rebecca said yes! The couple heard of West Tower through Facebook and Instagram and decided that they had to visit the Lancashire venue. The setting and layout of the house was perfect for how they pictured their summer wedding.
Anna and Graeme met on a night out in Ormskirk one October evening. Two years later they spent a weekend in Edinburgh for the Bonfire night celebrations. They wanted to see the fireworks for which this great city is world famous, so they made their way to Calton Hill.
Meeting online, Nicola & Stephen realised early-on in their relationship that they had found their perfect soulmate. Two years after they’d first met, they booked a spa hotel for a weekend of indulgence and pampering. Before dinner, Stephen got down on one knee and proposed, happy that he already had the blessing of Nicola’s dad.