An Essex Wedding - January/February 2024 (Issue 114)

The stars ALIGNED Tears of joy were shed as Lauren and Ed Bellinger tied the knot at Braxted Park Images courtesy of Julia and You Lauren and Ed met at Leicester University in 2018. The pair matched on Tinder and everything progressed from there. Ed was studying a fouryear course and Lauren was doing a three-year course. However, a last-minute decision to stay on to do a Masters, meant that the two crossed paths. It was certainly meant to be! Ed proposed in New York in December 2022. Lauren explains, “The proposal was and wasn’t a surprise; we had spoken about wanting to get engaged for about a year. I had told Ed what ring I liked and he said he’d propose by the end of 2022. When it got to December, I thought there wasn’t much time left so he’d better get a move on and propose in New York! Luckily, he did.” On 1st October 2023 at Braxted Park, Lauren and Edward Bellinger said their ‘I do’s’. Here, Lauren tells us more about their day... REAL WEDDINGS 43