It may have been love at first sight for Jenny Atterbury and Frankie Beamand, but Frankie’s career in the army meant it wasn’t all plain sailing for the East Midlands pair.
“Three months into our relationship Frank was sent out of the country for four months,” Jenny, 24, says.
“I was determined to make it work. I wrote him a letter every single day and I was forever sending him parcels… we spoke on the phone for hours through the night and by the time he came home I like to think he had definitely fallen for me!”
The couple soon moved in together and Jenny describes herself as “over the moon” when Frankie, 27, proposed.
“Planning our wedding was such a lovely experience, brainstorming different ideas together, working on little projects and putting our own mark on the day,” she says.
Forty friends and family witnessed the intimate ceremony, with a further 40 guests taking part in the evening celebrations, which took place in the venue‘s grand rooms.
“It really did turn out to be the most perfect day,” Jenny says.
Photos courtesy of Becky Ryan Photography.
Jenny made a beautiful bride in her gorgeous strapless wedding gown.
Jenny’s bridesmaids wore modern, above-the-knee dresses from Next.
“It was a dream come true for Frank and I that we were able to get married on Valentine’s Day, our three-year anniversary,” Jenny says.
The bride kept it simple with her stunning white bouquet.
Bomboniere: Homemade / Brides Accessories: Etsy / Brides Gown: New York Bridal / Brides Shoes: Tesco / Bridesmaids Dresses: Miss Selfridge, Next / Cake: Homemade / Ceremony Music: Playlist / Flowers: The Flower Garden / Grooms Attire: Army REME uniform / Grooms Shoes: Uniform / Groomsmen Attire: Police, navy, army uniforms / Groomsmen Shoes: Uniform / Hair: Donna McNeill / Honeymoon: Maldives / Invitations: DIY / Lolly Buffet: Groom's sister / Makeup: Donna McNeill / Pageboy Attire: Etsy / Photographer: Becky Ryan Photography / Rings: Beaverbrooks, Etsy / Venue: Callow Hall Derbyshire Hotel and Restaurant / Wedding Night Venue: Callow Hall Derbyshire Hotel and Restaurant