After first meeting through mutual friends, 13 years, two house moves and two children later, Amy and Greg Jones finally tied the knot.
Greg eventually plucked up the courage to pop the question while they were out at an Italian restaurant in Norwich enjoying an early Valentine's meal. “Although he didn't actually get down on one knee, it was still a very big surprise, not only for me but all our family and friends. I think they all thought we'd never make it down the aisle,” laughs Amy.
They were married at St Martin's Church in Hindringham, Norfolk, followed by a chilled, informal reception at Piggyback Barns, Sculthorpe on 30th June, 2018. Read on for Amy's account of their big day...
I knew it was going to be an amazing day and I couldn't wait to see Greg and get married. I felt overjoyed that we'd finally tied the knot!
When we first saw each other at the church, Greg was overcome with emotion and it was a very special moment.
Greg sorted the transport; an absolutely stunning Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca de Ville. It was a real head-turner and we felt like celebrities when people stopped and waved at us as we went past.
The men wore classic three-piece navy suits with dusky pink ties and pocket hankies. Greg had a grey tweed waistcoat to stand out from the others and our son Archie, who was page boy and ring bearer, wore the same.
I loved the lace overlay of my elegant Kenneth Winston dress and it suited my figure perfectly.
Becca, my best friend of more than 14 years, was maid-of-honour and our four-year-old daughter Emily was my other bridesmaid. She wore a pretty dusky pink dress from Monsoon to complement mine.
The barn had enough room inside for our guests, a bar and disco, all in one great space, and it provided the ideal blank canvas for us to make our own.
I used Kraft card and natural string for many of the decorative details to complement our rustic vintage theme, which was continued throughout the name cards, favours and table plan.
I used different-sized jars for the centrepieces which were decorated with personalised, navy and dusky pink trimmings and filled with flowers and fairy lights.
We had the table plan by the entrance along with a vintage suitcase, which I lined in beautiful fabric, for guests to leave their wedding cards.
We opted for a simple, elegant cake which my friend Kelly made for us.
The table numbers were printed in vinyl on a hessian background in small vintage-style frames.
We wanted something relaxed and informal for the wedding breakfast, just like our day, so decided on afternoon tea. The food was amazing and the vintage crockery, which was included, was perfect for our theme.