LEnA AnD STAcEY
When you wish
upon a star
e met online through a dating website
called Plenty of Fish. We had been
dating for six months when I asked Lena
to ‘oﬃcially’ be my girlfriend. I took her
out on a picnic to the zoo, then when we
came back to her ﬂat I had rose petal candles and little notes
leading to her bedroom. In the candle-lit room there were
roses, music playing, and a giant Millie’s cookie on the bed
with ‘Will you be my girlfriend?’ written on it.
We’d been dating for about two years when I decided to
ask Lena to marry me. First, I went and asked her parents’
permission. Then I took Lena to a log cabin just outside York.
As we went out for a meal, the people who owned the cabin
arranged fairy lights, rose petals, champagne, music and a
giant Millie’s cookie on the bed – and this time it had written
on it ‘Will you marry me?’ I blindfolded Lena, took her into the
cabin, faced her towards the bed where the cookie was, and
then went on one knee beh ind her.
Deciding on the style of our wedding day was very easy as
we are both massive Disney fans and felt we had found our
fairy-tale partners! So our theme was classic Disney, with fairy-
We chose a beautiful place called Middleton Hall, just past
Alnwick. Its design is similar to an old-fashioned Scottish
manor, with a beautiful interior and original features – the
perfect place to get married. We stayed there for the full
weekend, including the night before the wedding, when both
our families met for the ﬁrst time. Everything was held at our
amazing venue, including the reception.
The ceremony started with my bridesmaids, then Lena’s
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