Your Surrey Wedding - October/November 2023 (Issue 103)

ItIalycoaunlddnn’toct odmo e to this… Ayesha and Oscar shared their day with loved ones at Nutfield Priory Images courtesy of Valo Studio Ayesha and Oscar met online and it was obviously meant to be because Ayesha was the first person that Oscar matched with! “Once we met in person, it was clear very early on that we shared the same values and thoughts on family, partnership and what we were looking for,” says Ayesha. “He made me laugh, and feel safe and accepted so we were drawn to each other from the start. So much so that we decided I’d move in with him at the start of the first lockdown and we haven’t looked back since,” she says. Not long after Oscar proposed. “We’d gone away with a few friends to the Amalfi coast for my 30th birthday,” says Ayesha. “He’d dropped the hint that I might like to get my nails done for the trip so I was definitely on high alert that this might be even more of a special occasion,” she says. He did make her wait though as he asked her to marry him on their last night. “It was more perfect than I could ever have hoped for. He proposed on the roof of our villa playing our song, with candles and bubbles overlooking Mount Vesuvius, and Sorrento’s gorgeous coastline,” she recalls. “The line he delivered is one that I will never ever forget: I couldn’t come to Italy and not play our song and, I couldn’t come to Italy and not do this… Our friends then came up to join us after Oscar had sent the ‘she said yes’ message!” Here Ayesha talks us through their big-day photo album… 43 REAL WEDDINGS