Only four months into dating, while window shopping together, Cat pointed out the ring that Matt, seven years later, would propose with.
“Every time we walked past the shop we stopped to check on our ring,” says Matt. One day, the pair checked on the ring to find it had disappeared from the jeweller window. While walking past alone the next day, Matt saw the ring had returned.
“I decided to buy it. I knew deep down I would eventually marry Cat and wanted to make sure we had ‘our ring’ for when the time came to propose.”
The jeweller agreed to holding onto the ring until the right time came — storing it in their safe.
Seven years later Cat and Matt, now 30 and 34, journeyed to Iceland where Matt planned to propose.
“I was scared, nervous and unsure I was ready — I needed some kind of sign. That’s when the jeweller called and said they’d been going through their safe, had spotted the ring and wanted to make sure everything was okay. I took this as the sign I was waiting for.”
On June 1, 2018 100 guests joined the Stourbridge pair to celebrate their relaxed barn wedding held at Lyde Court in Hereford.
“We wanted everyone to have a great day. Fun and games, good food, a rowdy party atmosphere and friends involved in the ceremony helped achieve this.
“Everybody who came tells us it’s the best wedding they’ve ever been to. Surely they can’t all be wrong.”
Photos courtesy of Nicholas Rogers Photography.
Makeup artist Chloe McCall transformed Cat and her bridesmaids into wedding ready. “She even squeeze my mom in last minute. My mom had planned to do her own makeup until she saw how beautiful Chloe was making everyone else look.”
Cat wore an incredible mermaid gown from The Dressing Rooms in Halesowen – the first she tried on!
The party atmosphere included a beer pong tournament, a cricket game, Sambucca shots during the speeches, fish and chips and a campfire sing-along.