Real weddings and wedding ideas

See how other local couples celebrated their big day with wedding stories and ideas from Your West Midlands Wedding Real Weddings features.

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Time for tea

Time for tea

Charley and Daniel met online. "I was hardly using the dating site at the time and popped online out of boredom," says Charley. "There was a message from Dan saying he knew who I was, which intrigued me. We exchanged messages before agreeing to go on our first date. We went bowling as we didn't want to have an awkward dinner." Daniel popped the question in February 2018. "We were in the front room of our flat," shares the bride.... read more

Made for two

Made for two

A bicycle made for two; and the theme of the day for Rachel and Robert. Passionate cyclists Rachel Vann and Robert Nicholls met through their local cycling club, and while on, of course, a cycling holiday in the Pyrenees, South of France in September 2018 Robert took this opportunity to pop the question.... read more

Our rustic romance

Our rustic romance

Rhian and Craig's autumnal-themed do was styled to perfection. Rhian and Craig's story began all the way back to childhood, Craig's best friend at primary school was a close family friend to Rhian! "This meant many birthday parties would have been attended by us both in the early years of our childhood," recalls Rhian. "However, it wasn't until later in life whilst both working together at Vodafone that we really started to notice each other." What began as gentle chit-chat and flirting on one particular night out (Friday 13th of all dates!), romance blossomed and they never looked back!... read more

A monster mash up

A monster mash up

Hannah and Todd combined classic elegance with a Halloween theme, check out this spooktacular celebration. Hannah Connor met Todd Davies while both working as New Look managers. "Having gone across to help her at a shop she was covering I attempted to worm my way in but to no avail," shares Todd. "My attempts to start up some kind of conversation via text message were met with silence. A few months later we were at an area meeting whereby I made sure I was sat by her.... read more

One fine day for Emma and Suraj

One fine day for Emma and Suraj

One fine day: Emma and Suraj's wedding was a bright, bold and beautiful day. Emma and Suraj's romance started when the couple first met at work after Emma received her nursing qualification and started working at a new hospital. Little did she know one doctor called Suraj would make a huge impact on her life and become her future. The pair instantly clicked and from that moment their love grew and blossomed into a beautiful relationship.... read more

They lived happily ever after

They lived happily ever after

As if it were a romantic fairytale, Faye and Paul's nuptials were classic and elegant. Sometimes the best things in life are unexpected and can take you completely by surprise, that's what happened when Paul confessed his love to Faye. The pair had known of each other through friends and on a night out, Paul let his feeling known. Faye says, "I wasn't attracted to him at first, but agreed to meet up again without alcohol this time, and we both felt there was chemistry between us. We realised we have a lot in common and fell in love."... read more

Enchanted forest

Enchanted forest

A magical wedding celebrating the love of Suzy and Stephen... read more

A rustic romance

A rustic romance

Sarah and James' big-day colour palette comprised green and ivory with a hint of blush pink.... read more

Life Saver

Life Saver

Amy and Ryan's wedding was simple and elegant with a hint of pastel shades.... read more

Love in Wonderland

Love in Wonderland

Jennina and Dan's Alice in Wonderland themed day had a bright colour palette of pinks, eucalyptus greens and blue hues.... read more

Naturally minimalistic

Naturally minimalistic

A romantic botanical theme set the tone for Ayesha and Reece's nuptials.... read more

Let's stay together

Let's stay together

Christina and Owen's nuptials had a deep red, navy and gold colour scheme.... read more

Fabulous in florals

Fabulous in florals

Sophie and James celebrated their gorgeous big day with a burgundy, peach and gold colour scheme.... read more

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