Real weddings and wedding ideas

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

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Rustic romance

Kylie first met Billy during a night out in London, where they were introduced through mutual friends. She was attracted to his eyes, charm and humour, while he thought that Kylie was the most beautiful girl in the club. She says, "People talk about that special spark, but I honestly remember a moment during the night when sparks flew – we both had met our match."
Billy proposed on Christmas day after the pair and their son had finished opening presents. She says, "Billy and Leo disappeared upstairs together, which I didn't think much of at the time.... read more

Love is all around for Stuart and Cheryl

Stuart and Cheryl found each other through mutual friends and got on really well from their first meeting. The pair shared the same sense-of-humour and everything seemed so natural together. Cheryl says, "Not long after we started going out, I knew I had found my soulmate. Stuart makes me feel special; he's so supportive and is always there for anyone who needs his support." During the lockdown, the couple were sitting in the garden enjoying the sunshine and a glass of champagne when the idea of marriage came up.... read more

Love is all around for Duda and Christopher

Duda was only a teenager when she met Christopher at a friend's youth group gathering at their local church. She says, "My family came to England as missionaries to help out our church's youth and Chris was there for the free food. He was always super down-to-earth, kind and loving with his friends and always open for trying new things." Christopher loved how hilarious, but incredibly kind and super-family orientated Duda was.... read more

Time for love for Lauren and Sid

Lauren went for a new job interview back in 2012 where Sid saw her in the workplace and jokingly said to a colleague that she would be the future Mrs Walters; little did he know this would be the case eight years later! After three months of working together, Sid plucked up the courage to ask her out during a Christmas party. Lauren says, "His pick-up line was something about New Year's resolutions and his one being to take someone called Lauren out to dinner. It was cheesy but I couldn't resist."... read more

Time for love for David and Melissa

David and Melissa first met during their teen years at an under 18s nightclub and began speaking over MSN. Over time they became best friends and the following year a couple – the rest is history! When it came to the proposal, David had a huge surprise waiting for Melissa. She says, "I had arranged a surprise night away for his birthday glamping in a cabin in the countryside. David had found out by mistake and without me knowing, drove two hours the day before to decorate the cabin ready to propose as soon as we arrived the next day – of course I said yes!" Here Melissa shares details about their special day...... read more

Anything goes

The fact that this cute couple had the song Never Been Loved Like This Before as one of their First Dance songs highlight this true, classic romance of finding your soul mate. "Paul is, hands down, the kindest and most hard working man I have ever met (apart from my daddy!)," shares Holly. "We have the same sense of humour. We were friends before we became a couple because I never dreamed he saw me as anything more.... read more

Timeless elegance

Melanie and Steven's adventure first started back in year 11, when they realised they shared many interests and were instantly attracted to each other. Melanie says, "Our fathers are from the tiny island of Mauritius, and both of our mothers were born and raised in England. Funnily enough, both sets of parents met during nurse training many years ago." She adds, "We understood each other's cultures more than anyone else could – this created a lasting bond."... read more

True love

When Claire and Stuart first met online, they shared a strong connection and clicked straight away. On their second date at Shepreth Wildlife Park, their personalities came out and they knew they had an exciting future ahead. Over time it became clear that they didn't want to be away from each other and spent as much time as possible together. On Christmas Eve back in 2018, Stuart proposed Claire says: "It was a surprise Christmas present, I was just expecting to enjoy a gin and tonic that evening! We were lucky enough that my niece could be the flowergirl on the day... read more

Natalie and Devon: Timeless elegance

After a romantic South American proposal, Natalie and Devon enjoyed their big day at Putteridge Bury. Natalie and Devon first met at university during a social night. Devon says: "When I noticed her sat at a party table with an empty chair next to her, I went straight to it and began a conversation with her – she was the most beautiful girl in the room."... read more

The love boat

Nicola and Danielle's travel-themed day incorporated touches of pastel pink. Nicola and Danielle's adventure first began when they met at work at a law firm. After becoming friends the pair quickly discovered their relationship had developed into something more. Nicola says: "As Danielle said in her wedding speech, she came home from a night out to find me asleep cuddling some chicken nuggets! From then on, we knew we'd always be laughing and having fun together!"... read more

A love story

Robbie and Joanne said "I do" at Offley Place Country House Hotel. Robbie and Joanne were both ready to start a new chapter in their lives and decided it was the perfect time to find love. The pair found each other on Tinder back in 2015 and found they instantly had a beautiful connection and bonded over their interests. Joanne says: "Our conversation flowed so easily, it was like we already knew each other. Robbie was attracted to my eyes while I was attracted to his height and arms. He's the most incredible man I've ever met – kind, caring, selfless and absolutely hilarious."... read more

Two hearts combining into one

Danielle and Oliver shared their glamourous big day with all their loved ones. Oliver first crossed paths with Daniella at a friend's house when the pair were younger. They spoke for a while about their interests but the timing wasn't right, as the pair were both in relationships at the time. Fast forward the years and they occasionally crossing paths but didn't realise they both liked each other until they sat down and discussed how they felt. Turns out, they were both ready to give a relationship a go and the rest is history!... read more

Love is in the air for Christina and Shane

Love is in the air: Christina and Shane shared their day with loved ones at Luton Hoo. Christina caught Shane's eye whilst cruising at 35,000 feet. "Shane was working as an air steward and I was a passenger on his flight travelling with my family," says Christina. "Making a first move isn't something that we both typically do but we ended up talking throughout the whole journey. Let's just say Shane didn't work at all during that flight."... read more

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