See how other local couples celebrated their big day with wedding stories and ideas from Your Glos & Wilts Wedding Real Weddings features.
Dee and Ben's wedding took place at the rustic-inspired Cripps Barn with a country theme brimming with soft, pastel colours. Dee and Ben met at Hartpury University in Gloucestershire. "He had come to the UK on a rugby exchange through his college in New Zealand and we were friends at first," Dee tells us. "It wasn't until Ben came back to the UK for the second time that our relationship began. We hung out together a few times and then, at my friend's fancy dress party, I realised that a half-naked Samoan dressed as Wonder Woman was the man for me!"... read more
Wellington Barn in Calne, Wiltshire, was the ideal backdrop for Lisa and Marc's woodland forest theme. Lisa-Marie and Marc met on board the P&O cruise ship called Oceana when they were both working as photographers. "We were friends at first," Lisa tells us, "and I thought he was the funniest person ever!" After only two weeks of knowing each other, Marc was enticing the passengers to have their photographs taken and sending them over to Lisa telling them that she was his future wife!... read more
Dog lovers Charlotte and Rhys incorporated pooch-themed accessories into their big day. Charlotte and Rhys met at his work Christmas drinks where they were introduced through mutual friends. They became engaged in a surprise proposal during a romantic trip to Venice. "When Rhys got down on one knee to propose, it was such a surprise that I thought he was joking and walked away at first!" Charlotte tells us.... read more
The Kingscote Barn offered a magical winter vibe for Lizzie and Tim's celebrations. Lizzie and Tim met at primary school and remained good friends throughout their teenage years. "We finally started dating in our early twenties," Lizzie tells us, "and after 22 years of knowing one another, we decided to tie the knot."The couple became engaged on holiday in Lombok, Indonesia. "It was a lovely surprise when Tim asked me to marry him after watching a beautiful sunset together," Lizzie explains, "although I did have a slight inclination that he might because he was carrying a bag around with him on the holiday that clearly showed what appeared to be a square-shaped box inside!"... read more
All in the detail: Lucy and Mark's decorative day followed a pink, pale green and white colour scheme with creative DIY touches. Lucy and Mark met through mutual friends. "We had known of one another for years and one day, our paths crossed on a boat trip up the River Severn," Lucy tells us. "We had so much fun that day so Mark asked me out on a date. We enjoyed a meal in a local pub and it became apparent that we had similar interests and were perfect for each other. I also thought he was handsome and charming yet clever and funny." Mark tells us that he felt an attraction to Lucy as soon as he saw her on the boat. "She was beautiful, funny, witty and intelligent – everything I wanted."... read more