Matty & Adrian's Wedding
Story of Us
Story of Us
We met in August 2001 while on holiday in Faliraki, Rhodes. We were staying in separate apartments, but used the same swimming pool complex, and it was here we first met. During the following week we went out for a few meals and drinks and also spent a very nice day at the local water park, where we drifted along the lazy river, not knowing where this would take us... Our last night together was spent watching England beat Germany 5.1 - could it get any better than this ?
On returning home, we kept in touch and e-mails and telephone conversations led to us meeting up again a week after we returned. From then we spent every weekend visiting each other, either in Basildon or Nuneaton.
One year later we went on our first holiday together to Thailand, spending time in Bang Saen where Matty's parents have a house, before moving to Bangkok and then onto Phuket, where we chilled out on the beautiful beaches.
Matty moved to Nuneaton in September 2002, but continued to work in the City of London, commuting every day.
In February 2003 we went for a short break to Paris for Matty's birthday and at the top of the Eiffel Tower - Adrian proposed. We celebrated by dining out at a fancy restaurant overlooking Notre Dame and chose the engagement ring a week later in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. From here, the date was set and the wedding plans swung into action...
After looking at various venues, it was Matty's parents who suggested Barnwell and Lyveden New Bield, and after seeing them, we could not agree more.
In August, we went back to Paris and after freezing in February we encountered a French heatwave. It was nice to revisit the places we had seen before - but without being wrapped up... Paris is one of our favourite places and holds many happy memories.
We visited Florida for three weeks in October 2003 and did everything. From the Disney and Universal parks to the Kennedy Space Centre - we loved it all... the food, the weather, the driving and the people were all excellent - as was our favourite bar, where we spent many a happy evening drinking Bud and watching the World Series Baseball. We even managed to spend Adrian's birthday in the company of Mickey and Friends at Animal Kingdom.
At the start of 2004, Matty left her job in London and now works in Birmingham. We are both now busy finalising plans for our wedding and looking forward to a relaxing honeymoon, somewhere exotic...
...and that is us up to date. We look forward to seeing you all soon.
All our love - Matty & Adrian x