Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - April/May 2023 (Issue 94)

LOVE AT first swipe Abbey and Andrew said “I do” on 5th November, 2022 at Pennard House Images courtesy of Snapdragon Photography We met how a lot of people tend to meet nowadays, on Tinder,” says Abbey. She and Andrew were both students at the time and in Abbey’s words “rather socially awkward homebodies,” so the internet seemed the perfect place to find love. She continues, “My favourite thing about Andrew was how easy he was to talk to. There were never any uncomfortable pauses or lulls in conversation. In fact, we haven’t stopped talking for the past six years!” Andrew proposed on Christmas Day in 2018. The pair were opening presents and Abbey unwrapped a Build-A-Bear, one of her favourites as she has quite the soft spot for teddies. As she pressed the bear’s hand, out came Andrew’s voice asking her to marry him! She turned around and there he was, on one knee with an engagement ring. “I was so, so shocked, but thrilled,” Abbey remembers. As the couple live in Spain they chose their venue purely on merit of its photos online. In fact, they spent weeks browsing the internet to find their dream venue and discovered many beautiful locations, but none were able to meet their requirements when it came to personalising their day. As soon as they saw Pennard House though, they fell in love. Happily, it offered everything the pair wanted from onsite accommodation, complete flexibility and best of all, says Abbey, “There was no seven-page list of hidden extra costs.” When they were finally able to see it #IRL and meet the staff in person, they knew they’d made the right decision. “The team are beyond amazing, and every part of Pennard House has such wonderful hidden treasures, from stunning décor to beautiful gardens,” Abbey explains. Read on, as the bride tells us more about the gorgeous wedding day... “ 29 REAL WEDDINGS