Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - June/July 2024 (Issue 101)

WE DID IT our way Nic and Phil said “I do” at Taunton Registry Office before heading back to the The Castle Hotel for an intimate celebration Images courtesy of Who Is Benjamin? Nic and Phil matched on Tinder, neither truly believing they’d meet anyone this way, let alone it leading to marriage! “Having both been married previously, we’d resigned ourselves to the single life,” Nic says. Their first date was a Sunday lunch at The New Mill in Taunton, and Phil was the perfect gentlemen we’re told. “The time flew by,” Nic continues. “There was an instant connection, easy conversation, lots of laughter and a common passion for music and gigs.” Now a couple and holidaying in the Maldives, Phil surprised Nic by dropping to one knee and proposing to her on the beach, beneath the full moon on the island of Eriyadu. He’d made a ring out of tiny twigs and coconut husk from the beach. “It was the perfect location, and so romantic,” Nic remembers. The couple chose The Castle Hotel to host their big day: a beautiful historical building in the heart of Taunton. “The wisteria that grows across the facade is stunning, as are the gardens,” Nic explains. Join us as the bride tells us all about 2nd June 2023, the pair’s intimate wedding day, and the anniversary of the day they met four years previous... REAL WEDDINGS 35