An Essex Wedding - November/December 2022 (Issue 107)

fever Paul and Jess’s relationship blossomed on a night shift at work Images courtesy of Chic Media Jess met Paul at Basildon University Hospital back in 2016. “Paul was a newly-qualified nurse, and I’m a radiographer,” says Jess. “Our initial attraction stemmed from the odd bit of small talk, but progressed when Paul bribed me with sweets and a doughnut while on a night shift! Having said that, I still avoided Paul’s requests for a date for around three months, until his birthday, when he guilt tripped me in to a trip to the cinema!” Four years later, Paul popped the question on the Greek island of Santorini. “Our holiday had been delayed by six months due to Covid restrictions, so we were delighted just to be going away!” continues the bride. “It was the penultimate night of our trip, which fell on the 1st September. This might not mean much to most, but I hate odd numbers, so 1/9 was a date I never suspected a proposal would happen! Paul hired out a rooftop, getting down on one knee while we watched the sun set over the Caldera. There were flowers, Champagne and music, and it was absolutely perfect.” The couple chose the 2nd April, 2022 for their wedding, saying ‘I do’ at Hutton Hall. Here, Jess tells us all about their incredible day… NIGHT Scan to view video 31 REAL WEDDINGS