Hannah Horsfall and Glyn Thomas met when they were just sweet 16. “We became acquainted when my cousin Joe brought his friend Glyn along for a drink in Lewes. It was instant attraction – he was tall, dark and handsome and, the rest, as they say, is history!” explains Hannah.
Glyn proposed during the August bank holiday in 2011. “After I'd bought the engagement ring I drove straight to Hannah's parents' house and asked the question that petrifies most men!” reveals Glyn. “That weekend, while Hannah and I were on a camping holiday in Guernsey, we enjoyed a lovely meal and afterwards took a stroll past Castle Cornet in St Peter Port to the lighthouse at the end of the pier, where I got down on one knee.”
When the couple arrived back home, they started to plan their wedding and used their engagement as inspiration for their nautical-themed nuptials. Read on for Hannah's account of the big day.
I absolutely adored the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress. As soon as I saw a similar design online by Kitty & Dulcie I knew it was the one.
My best friend Zara was my bridesmaid. She wore a knee-length royal blue prom-style dress from John Lewis with matching Kurt Geiger shoes and a grey bolero from Phase Eight. Her son Aron was one of our pageboys, along with our nephew Kristian.
“Each of the ushers wore a superhero model buttonhole made by my mum Yvonne.” – Glyn
My dad drove me to the church in his 1934 Ford.
Our table names were named after places in Guernsey and Herm.
My mum Gloria was a graphic designer and is now a botanical artist. She painted a watercolour picture of the lighthouse in Guernsey where we got engaged and printed it onto the stationery.
My dad, Glyn and his best man all made speeches. At one point Glyn presented my dad with three wooden camels as a joke, as my dad was once offered this by a man in exchange for my hand when I was running an Arabic conference.
“My mum is known for her cakes and together we created a four-tier creation as a surprise for Hannah.” – Glyn
Our favours were mini honey jars given to us from a friend who works as a beekeeper in Newick.
In the evening DJ Darren Beal got our guests up on the dancefloor – he played everything from rock'n'roll to pop tunes.
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