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.
Although the happy couple visited on a grey, cold January morning, they instantly fell in love with the venue. "We thought if it looks nice on a miserable January day then we knew it wouldn't let us down. We also loved how accommodating and relaxed they were allowing us to make our wedding unique," says Sallie.
For the finer details, the couple's favours were Willen Hospice scratchcards, while the centrepieces were created by the venue decorator and each table was named after a city they had visited, the top table was of course Florence.
Wanting to please hungry guests, the catering was provided by the fantastic Devine Bettys who made a menu unique to the couple; their big-day bake was by Jared's creative sister.
Sallie looked stunning in an A-line gown with lace detailing, while Jared and the groomsmen stood out in dark green suits from Moss Bros, complementing the bridesmaids' sage-green mid-length dresses.
Looking forward to the day itself, Sallie adds, "We both kept hearing from people that your wedding day is the best day, we didn't believe them, however we now find ourselves being those people. It was the best day."
A special moment for the couple was the speeches, "Jared's speech has been spoken about at every family occasion since the wedding and regularly brought up by friends. It was truly hilarious (we are all unsure if he meant it to be) it had all of our guests in stitches."
After the wedding Sallie and Jared headed off to the Lake District and stayed at The Samlings Hotel; this was the perfect pre-wedding break before heading off in the summer further afield to Canada travelling around British Columbia.