An Essex Wedding - January/February 2023 (Issue 108)

care A dating site led to everlasting love for Emma and Adrian Images courtesy of Visions of View TINDER LOVING Emma and Adrian met via the dating site Tinder. “Adrian was the first to message,” remembers the bride. “He sent me a poem, which I thought was really sweet, and we met up a week later. There were no awkward silences, and it felt like we’d known each other for years. We also got each other’s sense of humour, and our connection felt unbelievably natural.” Adrian originally wanted to pop the question on a trip to Japan, but Covid meant their holiday got cancelled. “With his proposal plans thwarted, he instead asked me to marry him at the park where we had our first date. However, it didn’t exactly go to plan, as I managed to fall out of the front door as we were leaving the house – and broke my ankle! It really hurt at the time, but I didn’t realise how bad it was, so insisted I was OK. We went to the park where Adrian got down on one knee, but we never managed to celebrate, as the pain got worse and worse – so we ended up in A&E!” The couple chose the 4th February, 2022 for their wedding, saying ‘I do’ at Parklands Quendon Hall. Here, Emma tells us all about their incredible day… 31 REAL WEDDINGS