I’d elope. I’ve never shied away from saying this: if I got married right now, I’d elope. Easy. There’s just something wildly romantic about it being just the two of you (plus an amazing celebrant and lovely photographer, obvs) – and escaping into remote nature to say beautiful words – it’s my dream. So today’s glorious feature comes from stunning couple Matthew and Jane, with lovely Hannah Brooke Photography. I hope you’ll adore this as much as I do.
Matthew and Jane met 4 years ago whilst Matthew was in his penultimate year at university. Although they both attended the same university, their paths didn’t cross until after Jane had graduated. A chance encounter over university accommodation for a friend of Jane’s was the first time they met. They chatted and realized they had been at the same university for a number of years, had mutual friends, hung out in the same buildings but never once saw each other (Matthew says seeing Jane’s face is something he would have never forgotten!)
Though their meeting was far from conventional, they exchanged numbers, went for a drink to discuss the accommodation….and the rest was history!
They had loads of adventures together, culminating in the biggest adventure of all; when Matthew asked Jane to marry him on New Year’s Eve 2019 at Liverpool Waterfront.
They planned the wedding for November 2020, and we all know what happened in 2020! That said, restrictions were easing by the autumn so they planned to go ahead with just 15 guests and had to scramble to rearrange their wedding in 3 days before the November lockdown started!
Since they never got to experience a full wedding, they accepted an unexpected offer from our original decorator @sweetpea_and_ivy to model in their beautiful themed wedding shoot earlier this year. They loved every second of it and decided to embark on this new adventure together where they could showcase the amazing talent of lots of different suppliers in the wonderful wedding industry!
Peak District Wedding Supplier Credits:
Hair & Make Up https://www.chryschapman.com
Bridal headpieces https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SaintBethofficial
Custom leather jacket https://www.themermaideffect.co.uk
Happy couple Matthew & Jane