Real weddings and wedding ideas

See how other local couples celebrated their big day with wedding stories and ideas from Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding Real Weddings features.

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Floral abundance

Floral abundance

In keeping with an English country garden theme, Ben and Ellie's day was awash with colour and blooms. Ellie and Ben met during their first week at Durham University and became friends immediately. "A few months later friendship grew into more, and the rest is history," shares Ellie. When back in the UK from their current Dubai residence in 2018, Ben popped the question while on a nostalgic trip back to Durham. "We had planned to go up to Durham for a couple of days as a bit of a nostalgic trip down memory lane," recalls Ellie. "While we were there, we took a walk to a hill which was really special to us during our university days, overlooking Durham Cathedral, and that's where Ben popped the question."... read more

Childhood sweethearts

Childhood sweethearts

Sallie and Jared's big day had a pretty sage and natural colour palette. Jared and Sallie met while they were at secondary school, after friendship and romance blossomed Jared's proposal came as a complete surprise. "We were on a pre-Christmas getaway in Florence, we were over looking the city and it was a beautiful sunny winter's day," recalls Sallie. The date was set 13th April, 2019, and Furtho Manor Farm provided the perfect backdrop.... read more

Breakfast of champions

Breakfast of champions

Laura and Dan had the perfect Christmas wedding at the King's Chapel, Old Amersham. Laura and Dan met through work, and had known each other for about three years before they started seeing each other. "Once we got talking properly, I realised how kind, funny and confident she was," says Dan. "She is always so relaxed and great to be around. We became very close very quickly, going on a holiday to Mexico within a few months of being together, and that holiday really proved what we already suspected, that we were a perfect match".... read more

Rustic romance for Kate and Gary

Rustic romance for Kate and Gary

Rustic romance: Kate and Gary tied the knot at Lillibrooke Manor. Kate and Gary met at a New Year's Eve party at a friend's house in 2014. "It was like a school disco at first where the girls were on one side and the boys were on the other!" laughs Kate. "But then we got talking, realised we had a lot in common and just clicked. We started messaging the next day and then had our first date at an Italian restaurant two weeks later."... read more

Just the two of us

Just the two of us

Amy and Michael's big day was certainly styled to perfection. Amy and Michael's history dates back to school where they first met through a mutual friend. Fast-forward four years, and the duo bumped into each other on a night out. "We shared our first kiss that night outside Primark (classy) and the rest is history!" shares Amy.... read more

We've only just begun

We've only just begun

Kimberley and Nathan started married life as they mean to go on, with a wonderful day at the Crowne Plaza in Marlow... read more

Tears and laughter

Tears and laughter

Stephanie and James had an emotional, fun-filled wedding at Lains Barn... read more

High spirits

High spirits

The change in the weather didn't dampen Simi and Duncan's mood for their big day at The Elephant Hotel, Pangbourne... read more

Magic moments

Magic moments

Jade and Ben's wedding at Notley Tythe Barn was a gorgeous affair – with a last-minute surprise!... read more

The food of love

The food of love

Laura and Chris' wedding at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons was a delicious, intimate affair.... read more

Love of my life

Love of my life

Jaq and Ross' wedding in Marsh Gibbon was full of special moments that they will forever treasure.... read more

The classic

The classic

Louise and Christopher's big day at Hampden House was a stunning, laid-back affair.... read more

The love boat

The love boat

Marie and Daniel set sail on their journey of a lifetime with a spectacular send-off at Bearwood Lakes.... read more

Love is all around

Love is all around

Lisa and Gareth shared the joy with their loved oned on their special day at Easthampstead Park.... read more

Start with a bang

Start with a bang

Ludmila and Karnell's fireworks-night wedding at Hedsor House was a sparkling success.... read more

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