An Essex Wedding - May/June 2023 (Issue 110)

history Dr and Mrs Waterhouse opted for a traditional wedding, albeit with a slight palaeontological twist, at Talbooth Restaurant in Dedham Images courtesy of Chloe Lee Photography Both working at Norfolk Museums Service, romance blossomed amongst the paintings, taxidermy and archaeological artefacts of their surroundings. David proposed to Alison on a remote beach in North Wales whilst on holiday. The fantastical village of Portmeirion formed the backdrop to the proposal on the deserted beach. Looking back – all the holiday pictures before the proposal David had one hand in his pocket – clutching the precious emerald and diamond engagement ring, just waiting for the perfect moment to pop the question. It was a surprise to Alison – although, being a traditionalist David did of course seek permission to marry Alison from her parents first. On 14th April 2022, they became Dr and Mrs Waterhouse in a quirky, stylish affair at the Talbooth restaurant in Dedham. Here the happy couple share some of their favourite moments from their big day... THE REST IS 31 REAL WEDDINGS