Your East Anglian Wedding - October/November 2022 (Issue 57)

Autumn GLORY Becky and Ben’s big day was full of rustic, seasonal flare Images courtesy of Hello Romance Photography Becky and Ben met as teenagers while working at a bar together and were good friends until their lives took them in different directions and they lost touch. They got back in contact seven years ago and the relationship was rekindled. “After Ben ‘grafted’ for two years, as he would say, we both realised we wanted to be together, so we ended up giving things a go,” says Becky. Ben proposed while they were on holiday in Mexico. He booked a romantic private dinner on the beach with their own personal waiter. Becky didn’t suspect a thing at the time, not even when Ben suggested they should dress up for the occasion. It was only after their delicious three-course meal, when Ben asked the waiter to take a photo of them, that the penny dropped. Becky recalls, “As we stood up and he passed him his phone, he took my hand and got down on one knee. I immediately started crying and missed most of what he said but luckily we have a lovely video of the whole thing that the waiter captured for us that we’ll treasure forever.” They tied the knot on 16th October 2021 at The Tudor Barn Belstead in Suffolk and opted for an autumnal theme with seasonal burgundy, cream and burnt orange accents. Read on for Becky’s account of the big day… REAL WEDDINGS 31