Tell me how you first met? Who what when where why?
We met whilst at a college party that Liz's friend held. Gareth invited himself along and thank god he did!
Where was your first date? What did you think of each other?
Gareth asked Liz to go to the museum for their first date... Gareth knows how to treat a lady.
Tell me about the proposal, (did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning, how did you feel, nervous, excited, freaking out?).
We decided to do a mini tour of Europe for a week, going to Munich, Zurich, Salzburg, and ending up in Paris. We went to have a closer look at the Eiffel Tower one evening towards the end of the holiday.
Gareth proposed and Liz didn’t see it coming at all – we’d been together for over 10 years at this point. The only red flag Liz had was that he couldn’t finish his dinner earlier in the evening due to nerves, which is probably the first time he’s ever left food on his plate!
Tell me one thing that you love most about each other.
Gareth has the best sense of humour and he makes me laugh every day. Liz is so kind, loving, and caring - she makes me want to challenge myself to be a better person.
Why did you choose Gorcott Hall as the venue for your wedding?
We wanted to have the ceremony and the reception at the same venue. We’ve always liked Tudor style buildings, they have so much character, so when we first saw the hall we knew it would be perfect.
Besides getting married, what is the one thing that you are looking forward to the most on your wedding day?
Having all of our family and friends in the same room together. And, of course, the food!
How have you find the wedding planning? Do you have any tips for other brides?
The wedding planning was actually a lot less stressful than we thought it would be. We had a lot of help from family which was so appreciated. Our words of advice would be - don't sweat the small stuff!
Bonus question – As I’m a photographer, what advice can you give about choosing your wedding photographer?
Pick somebody who you think will reflect your personality. We like to enjoy ourselves in everything we do and Leon’s photos came across in a relaxed and fun way, which suited us perfectly.
- Gorcott Hall Redditch Wedding Photographer -