Your West Midlands Wedding - April/May 2024 (Issue 91)

Love BLOOMS Marguerite and Jason incorporated their French and English heritages into their big day at The Mount Hotel Images courtesy of Nicholas Rogers Photography Marguerite and Jason met eight years ago in London. “I was looking for a space to rent and Jason’s house share had a room available,” says Marguerite. “I was in touch with Jason’s flatmate, but at the last minute he couldn’t show me around, but he mentioned that his flatmate, Jason, would do it instead. It’s a bit cliché to say it was love at first sight, but since the moment he opened that door, I knew I wanted to get to know him better. I even called one of my friends after the visit and said that if I don’t get the room, I’ll ask for his number. In the end, I didn’t need it, as they offered me the room. Once I moved in, we started to chat a lot and go out as friends until six months later, when we finally admitted our feelings to each other.” Jason proposed during a holiday to the Maldives in 2022. “Back in 2020, we planned to go to the Maldives, but due to the pandemic, everything was cancelled,” shares the bride. “Once everything returned to ‘normal’, we decided to treat ourselves and go on the trip. In the middle of the holiday, Jason booked a romantic dinner on the beach. We arrived and our table was set up on the sand with candles. We had our starter and then it started raining. The waiter moved us inside the restaurant and then all my hope was gone, as I know Jason is not the kind of person to make a big love declaration in public. So, we had our meal inside, but, in the meantime, Jason had been in touch with the waiters to see if the rain had stopped and if they could put back the candles. After dessert, he asked me to go for a walk on the beach and the next second, he was down on one knee, asking me to marry him.” Read on to see some of Marguerite’s favourite moments from their big day... REAL WEDDINGS 21