May and Eddie's big day featured personal touches and creative details throughout

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...

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We chose the chapel for the ceremony because I loved the intimacy of it and it has such fond memories from when I was in the sixth form at Norwich School.


Made with love: Image 2aThe 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.

Made with love: Image 2 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.


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Eddie likes to look smart so he went for navy blue morning suits and he wore a different coloured tie from the groomsmen.


Made with love: Image 4aSarah our florist from Bramble & Berry was amazing. I loved the little extras like the garland draped along the corridor at Kimberley Hall.

Made with love: Image 4 We had to make sure Eddie's beloved Land Rover Defender made an appearance on the day.


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Finding something to suit seven bridesmaids was always going to be a challenge! I chose their lovely mint green Ted Baker dresses and the adjustable tops meant everyone could wear them differently to complement their own style and shape.


Made with love: Image 6aKimberley 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.

Made with love: Image 6 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.


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Yet again mum gets the brownie points for the place names! She spray painted 100 old keys gold and attached hand-written tags.


Made with love: Image 8aThe 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.

Made with love: Image 8 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.


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We gave each table an age number and used old childhood photos of us which we sifted through to try and find the most embarrassing ones.


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Our first dance was to Weathered by Jack Garratt; a little alternative but the song always gives me goose bumps.


May and Eddie's contact book

Bride's dress and veil
Elm Hill Brides

Bridesmaids' dresses
Ted Baker

The Wedding Party

Somerleyton Weddings Bespoke Catering

Ceremony music
The Malt House String Quartet

Ceremony venue
Norwich School Chapel

Evening band
Truly Medley Deeply

Bramble & Berry

Garden games
The Little Lending Company

Groom and groomsmen's suits
Moss Bros

Hair and make-up
Jayne's Mobile Hairdressing

Georgina Suzanne

Mother-of-the-bride outfit
The Wedding Shop Bungay

Tatum Reid

Pork pie cake
Bray's Cottage Pork Pies

Reception venue
Kimberley Hall

Aimee Paints Illustration

GT Classic Hire

Bus and Us

Venue styling
The Banqueting Hire Service

Wedding coordinator
Softley Events

Wedding night
The Assembly House


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