Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - January/February 2023 (Issue 96)

CHIC Countryside Nicky and Rich’s bohostyled wedding had festival vibes Images courtesy of Rachel Jane Photography Nicky and Rich first met at Brockenhurst College while studying maths. The pair kept in touch and headed off to different universities before getting together several years later. “On our first date, we realised we got on really well and immediately felt a strong connection”, says Nicky. From there, the couple became closer and started dating. Rich proposed the day before the couple’s fifth anniversary. During a four-week backpacking holiday through Peru and Bolivia, the couple set out for a four-day trek up to Machu Picchu. When they reached the first peak, they were taking fun photos on a timer while jumping in the air. On one of the jumps, Rich got down on one knee! Nicky says, “We timed the photo perfectly as it showed my shocked face; I was overcome with emotion and there were plenty of happy tears.” She continues, “It was an amazing moment with no one around except for some chickens.” Here Nicky shares details about their special day… 41 REAL WEDDINGS