Your first names: Sophie and Sam
Your ages: Both 28
Wedding date: 12.02.22
Your wedding venue: St John the Baptist Church and Broome Park Hotel
How did you guys meet? And who made the first move?
We met Online and Sophie messaged first. However, Sam invited Sophie out to the first date.
How did you get engaged?
To quote Sam “now we are buying a house, I suppose the next logical step is to get married” We chose the ring together the next weekend and got our parents together to announce the good news.
What made you choose your wedding venue?
Broome Park is a lovely setting and had a large enough space to fit our family and friends.
Did you have a theme or inspiration for your wedding?
Vintage/Hollywood glam. The Colour scheme was gold and navy. We tried to highlight the romantic nature of this theme by using photos of our grandparent’s and Parents’ weddings as the themes for each wedding table.
What is your first song and why?
Lighthouse Family – High. First, it’s a banger of a song. Secondly, the lyrics are lovely, and we always sing them on car journeys.
What would be your top tip to other couples planning their own wedding?
Organisation and preparation are key. Sophie created a PDF of timings for the day which affectionately became known as the ‘Holy Text’. Have plenty of hands-on decks to help the day run smoothly. Shout out to the Groomsmen, who the vicar nicknamed ‘The Engine’, as they were always around when needed and knew exactly what their roles were for the day.
Would you recommend me to your family & friends and if so, why?
Absolutely, Sophie first met Steve when he photographed her friend’s wedding. Steve is amazing at what he does, and his passion was recognised not only by us but by all our friends and family. He knows how to organise a crowd and how to achieve such wonderful and unique shots that feel personal and individual to you as a couple.