Vanessa and Stu had a bright and bold celebration at The Old Library in Birmingham

Vanessa and Stu dated when they were teenagers but ended up going their separate ways. “We met again on Tinder after both becoming single around the same time,” says Vanessa. “We added each other on Facebook and started chatting. We met up to take my dog for a walk in the park and we’ve been together ever since.”

“We didn’t get engaged,” shares the bride. “Having both been married before, neither of us wanted a big engagement, but we had talked about getting married, so when we decided it was time, we booked a celebrant and a photographer. We didn’t tell anyone as we wanted it to be just the two of us. We eloped to Glen Coe in Scotland and got married outdoors in September 2020. Stu bought me a ring from an antique shop in Edinburgh, which I’d seen and loved. He nipped back to get it, then gave it to me six months later on my birthday. It wasn’t intended to be an engagement ring, but I’ve worn it on my left hand since getting married. We decided to have a party with our friends and family in Birmingham to celebrate.”

Vanessa and Stu's contacts

Venue, The Old Library, www.theoldlibrary.co 
Photographer, Louise Holgate Photography, www.louiseholgate.com 
Bride's dress, Lily Rose Bridal Boutique, www.lilyrosebridal.co.uk 
Bride's accessories, Kathleen Carey Bridal, www.facebook.com/kathcareybridaluk
Groom's suit, Moss Bros
Hair and make-up artist, Sarah Russell Hair & Makeup Artist, www.sarahrussell.co.uk 
Cake, Wisteria Bakery, www.instagram.com/wisteria_bakery 
Flowers, The Solihull Florist, www.thesolihullflorist.co.uk 
Neon sign, Vowed and Amazed, www.vowedandamazed.co.uk 
Wedding planner, Apple Tree Weddings & Events, www.appletreeevents.co.uk 
Catering, The Wandering Pizza Co, www.thewanderingpizza.com 
Entertainment, Party Punks, www.partypunks.co.uk

You may also be interested in

Grace and Ben celebrated their big day with a monochrome theme at Brockencote Hall Hotel

Grace and Ben celebrated their big day with a monochrome theme at Brockencote Hall Hotel

Grace and Ben met at a birthday party. "I'd just returned...

READ ARTICLE

Sarah and Liam shared their love in a romantic ceremony at Birmingham Register Office

Sarah and Liam shared their love in a romantic ceremony at Birmingham Register Office

Sarah and Liam met years ago. "I was too shy to talk at the...

READ ARTICLE

Kayleigh and Matt’s autumn nuptials were styled using an elegant palette of blush pink and navy

Kayleigh and Matt’s autumn nuptials were styled using an elegant palette of blush pink and navy

Kayleigh and Matt met through mutual friends when...

READ ARTICLE

Emily and Andrew connected instantly and years later became husband and wife

Emily and Andrew connected instantly and years later became husband and wife

Emily and Andrew started talking on Tinder in 2016. "For me, it was love...

READ ARTICLE

Follow Your West Midlands Wedding Magazine on YouTube

VISIT SITE

Subscribe to Your West Midlands Wedding Magazine for free

VISIT SITE

Follow Your West Midlands Wedding Magazine on Instagram

VISIT SITE

Follow Your West Midlands Wedding Magazine on Facebook

VISIT SITE