Your East Midlands Wedding - April/May 2024 (Issue 61)

Autumnal Nic and Mark’s rustic wedding featured fun touches Images courtesy of Natalie Jayne Photography DREAMS It was the 24th of August 2017, the sun was shining, the number one song at the time was New Rules by Dua Lipa, Usain Bolt had just lost his first 100m race, West Ham had just finished a typically mediocre season, scientists had witnessed two Neutron Stars colliding for the first time and Nic found herself patiently waiting outside the station at Tottenham Court Road wondering if the stars would ever align for her. Enter some Essex geezer Mark in a blue jacket – it was love at first sight! Little did the pair know they would welcome their beautiful daughter Aurelia a few years later to begin life as a family of three. Mark got down on one knee during a walk through the stunning Sherwood Pines on Nic’s birthday while carrying Aurelia in a cool modern dad sling. In the process, he accidentally squished Aurelia as proposed! Nic said ‘yes’, Aurelia said ‘ouch’ followed by some tears, and the lovebirds became engaged! Here, the bride shares details about their special day… 33 REAL WEDDINGS