May Wells and Eddie Botwright met in a club on the Prince of Wales Road in Norwich when she was just 18 and he was 20. “Eddie claimed he was attracted by my dance moves and his curly locks caught my eye,” reveals May. “Although we're very different in some ways, Eddie's a carpenter and I'm a doctor, we've grown up together over the past 10 years. Eddie now claims he can treat most medical conditions and although I still leave the DIY to him, I'm now a fully-fledged Tottenham Hotspurs fan!”
Eddie popped the question during a trip to Budapest. “My grandmother was Hungarian and we'd gone there together as a kind of homage to her after she passed away. She was always pestering Eddie to propose to me, so maybe in the end her nagging helped,” says May. “He did it perfectly; down on one knee with a beautiful ring he chose himself followed by a meal at a lovely Michelin star restaurant afterwards. He asked my parents, only the day before though, as my mum couldn't be trusted to keep such a big secret for any longer,” laughs May.
The couple tied the knot on 25th June, 2016 at Norwich School Chapel followed by a reception at Kimberley Hall, Wymondham and opted for a soft peach and mint green colour scheme with touches of gold.
Here, May tells us all about their big day...
The double-decker bus that transported our guests from Kimberley Hall to the chapel and back was Eddie's idea and it looked great on the day.
My bouquet was amazing with personal touches including a cascade of jasmine that my mum picked from the family garden and a succulent she'd lovingly grown.
Sarah our florist from Bramble & Berry was amazing. I loved the little extras like the garland draped along the corridor at Kimberley Hall.
We had to make sure Eddie's beloved Land Rover Defender made an appearance on the day.
Kimberley Hall is such a beautiful venue and it was perfect for us as it's near home and was big enough for all our guests.
The amazing Aimee Paints made all our bespoke stationery. She included a drawing of our dog on the save-the-dates and invitations and incorporated the colours of our wedding flowers and the little succulents we used.
The cake was a present from my sister-in-law, made by her friend Claire Hunt. It followed the theme with a gold tier and lots of sugarcraft succulents.
My mum made hundreds of jars of jam with a hint of gold, hand-tied ribbons and handmade labels. It was one of the many things that she helped with.
Bride's dress and veil
Elm Hill Brides
The Wedding Party
Somerleyton Weddings Bespoke Catering
The Malt House String Quartet
Norwich School Chapel
Truly Medley Deeply
Bramble & Berry
The Little Lending Company
Groom and groomsmen's suits
Hair and make-up
Jayne's Mobile Hairdressing
The Wedding Shop Bungay
Pork pie cake
Bray's Cottage Pork Pies
Aimee Paints Illustration
GT Classic Hire
Bus and Us
The Banqueting Hire Service
The Assembly House
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