Aimee and Andy both met while working at Wizarding World
of Harry Potter, Universal Studios, Florida during the summer of
2011. “We became friends and then kept talking after my program had
ended. We then decided to start dating,” says the bride. “I did another
summer work program at Universal then worked at Walt Disney
World in Epcot for 13 months, so we had more time to be together.”
Andy proposed in January, 2015, while he was visiting Aimee in
England. He surprised her at home after telling her he was arriving at a
later date. “I came home from shopping with my Mum, and my Dad
had picked Andy up from the airport. He was waiting at home when I
got in and asked me to marry him. I had no idea he was going to be
there,” adds Aimee.
“Since Andy didn’t live in England we tried to go to as many venues
as we could while he was here,” says the bride. “We popped in to
Rameside Hall for Sunday lunch and just chatted with someone on the
front desk – we were impressed by the service there and everyone was
so friendly and professional.”
Here, Aimee tells us more...
When visiting WED2B at the Metrocentre my Nanna pulled a dress from the very back corner – I loved the light, flowing style of the skirt and it felt so comfortable and effortless. I kept accessories to a minimum as I wanted to keep it simple. I wore Kate Spade earrings, a Swarovski bracelet from Andy's mam and my flower headband, which my Mam wore on her wedding day.
I'm not a big flower person so we decided to have burgundy and blush pink fake flowers instead. I also made paper blooms using a Harry Potter book to add to my bouquet.
What made our day extra special was the service from the venue. They were very professional and got things done quickly.
I decided I wanted the main focus of the tables to be a stack of books, so added a few little candles in decorative jars.
The place settings were little chalkboard easels with names written in chalk pen.
Our mandmade tableplan was borrowed from a family friend – it looked amazing and we displayed a few pictures of us in the spare frames.
Bride's dress & veil
House of Fraser
Photography and videography
Chocolate Chip Photography
The Cellar Door
Ramside Hall Hotel
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