Your Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Wedding - February/March 2023 (Issue 37)

Emma and Adrian met online in April 2017. “We were both working in London and enjoyed our first date at The Alexandra pub in Wimbledon,” Emma tells us. “Adrian is from Norway and had plenty of Scandinavian charm - the conversation was so easy from the beginning!” The couple became engaged in Norway in June 2019. “We had relocated to Stavanger from London after a year of being together and were enjoying a walk on the beach after work when Adrian got down on one knee in the dunes and proposed!” Alice tells us. “It was a wonderful surprise!” SETTING THE SCENE Emma spent her teenage years growing up in Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire and her parents still live there today so it has always been a special place for her. “Adrian also got to know the area on a Norwegian family cycling holiday so we both decided it was the perfect part of the region for us to get married in,” Emma tells us. “We visited several venues and loved the relaxed atmosphere that Drakestone House offered and the fact that we could hire it for the entire weekend to celebrate!” Emma and Adrian had postponed their wedding twice due to the pandemic. “We “Rebecca was our wedding coordinator who made everything run smoothly.” - Emma and Adrian REAL WEDDINGS 25