Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - February/March 2024 (Issue 99)

BABY, YOU’RE A FIREWORK Since Andrew proposed to Nicola on Bonfire Night, it seemed only right for the couple’s wedding to go off with a bang Images courtesy of Neil Atkinson Photography Nicola and Andrew originally met in college, but went their separate ways after graduation. The two became friends again in 2001 and by 2012 their relationship had blossomed into something much more. Andrew popped the question at the couple’s home over a Bonfire Night weekend. Having tried on numerous occasions to find the right time on 5th November, it eventually happened after cooking dinner for the two of them on the 6th! Nicola and Andrew were drawn to Clevedon Hall by the offer of exclusive use of the Orangery, not to mention everything else about this stunning venue. “We also wanted a location with accommodation for ourselves and our guests allowing us to have a weekend celebration rather than just one day,” the bride explains. So, that decided, they secured their date: 7th October, 2023. Read on as Nicola tells us more... REAL WEDDINGS 37