With the sun shining outside we thought you’d appreciate a real wedding just as glorious! Joanne and Paul took to Italy to say ‘I do’ in an intimate ceremony. With the help from our friends at Infinity Weddings and Events, their big day looks just as beautiful as the surroundings. Congratulations to the lovely couple, hope you enjoy this week’s wedding as much as we did.
Bride and Groom… Joanne and Paul
Wedding date… Saturday 6th July 2013
We met… At a party. I was instantly attracted to Jo, and asked for her telephone number. A few days later I called and arranged our first date.
The proposal… Paul- We regularly visit Italy and on one of our trips to Umbria we visited a small town in the hills called Todi. At the right time, whilst taking in the views from the top of the town, I asked Jo to take a picture of me and as she focused the camera on me I went down on one knee and popped the question. It was a total surprise to Jo and she said yes! Jo- I cried with happiness and relief as I had been waiting 14 years! But it was worth the wait, I instantly called my family to tell them of our happy news, although I was surprised to find out they already knew as Paul had asked their permission to marry me.
We knew it was ‘the one’… Paul- I know it’s a cliché but instantly, the night we first met I had fallen for Jo and then each date we went on our feelings got stronger for each other, that was 14 years ago!
Jo- We have the same interests and make each other laugh, that’s a great recipe for a long and happy future.
Length of engagement… 18 months
Our bridesmaids were… – My sister Kelly, my nieces Jessica, Charlotte and Tai as our flower girls
Our groomsmen were… Daniel our Best man, Mark and Matt as our Ushers and Luke as our Pageboy.
My dress was… by Claire Pettibone. I tried a number of dresses on before but nothing was right until I came across this designer and after trying the dress on, fell in love with it. A tearful mother only confirmed it was the perfect dress.
Wedding Dress: Sky Between the Branches by Claire Pettibone | Wedding Suits: Savile Row tailor | Bridesmaid Dresses: Monsoon and Dessy | Wedding Entertainment: Bill Downs | Wedding Photographer: Joanne Killingworth, Affinity Images | Wedding Hair & Make-up: Vanni Coiffeur | Wedding Planner: Infinity Weddings and Events