Your East Anglian Wedding - December/January 2023/2024 (Issue 64)

Carla and Matt opted for a rustic celebration at Isaacs on the Quay Images courtesy of Zoë Gibbs Photography nature THE BEAUTY OF Carla and Matt met online. “I liked how down to earth, kind, and understanding Matt was and how easily the conversation flowed,” says Carla. “Matt said that he fell for how kind and sweet I am.” Matt proposed to Carla during the pandemic. “Matt originally planned to propose at Centre Parcs, but lockdown restrictions meant we couldn’t go,” shares the bride. “As the restrictions allowed for wedding venue viewings, Matt suggested visiting Hedingham Castle as a chance to get out of the house. I felt bad that we were wasting the venue’s time in the middle of a pandemic, but little did I know, they were in on the surprise. We got shown to the ceremony room, had a look around, and Matt then took me to the end of the aisle and asked me to marry him.” Read on to see some of Carla’s favourite moments from their big day... 47 REAL WEDDINGS