Amy and Andy met four and a half years ago, but realised soon after that up until that point in their lives they’d been like ships passing in the night, with shared connections and hobbies that had almost, but never quite, brought them together. They were even at Pony Club Camp together at primary school. Cute! We’ll let Amy tell you about the proposal, the wedding, and the Patchworked honeymoon.
How did you get engaged?
Andy proposed on holiday in Croatia. We had sailed to Šibenik on my parents’ boat and were planning to visit the Krka Waterfalls. Andy planned a secluded sunset walk and got down on one knee to propose with a ring that he had designed especially for me! It was so special.
What kind of wedding did you plan?
Our wedding was a medley of everything we love, shared with everyone that we love! Where to have the wedding was an easy decision to make. My parents are retired growers and we were lucky enough to have a huge glasshouse at our disposal, complete with fields that could accommodate a wedding campsite and of course the 1920’s carousel!
What was your first dance?
Our first dance song was called I’ve Got This Friend by a band called The Civil Wars. We had actually been to see the band for our second date so the song has a great memories for us.
What was your favourite part of the day?
There are a few favourites – holding my brand new husband’s hand as we walked down the aisle past all of our friends and family with the church bells jangling, riding the 1920’s carousel with our bridesmaids and groomsmen as our guests arrived and the crammed dancefloor as we rocked out late into the night!
Why did you choose Patchwork for your gift registry?
Patchwork allowed us to create an eclectic and totally personal wedding list…Where else could our guests select to buy us honeymoon adventures alongside a gift to help us pimp our campervan Wanda!
Tell us more about Wanda, and what else you wanted to fund?
Wanda was in need of a bit of TLC so we allocated funds to “Make Wanda Wonderful” which have since been used to give her a new paint job. We also used the honeymoon adventure money to buy 11 bottles of whisky during our 3 week campervan tour of the Scottish Isles. Having the flexibility to create a wedding gift list that was completely unique to us as a couple was fantastic.
What was the best bit about using Patchwork?
It was great to be able to write a personalised thank you to every one of our guests for their special gifts. We are especially looking forward to sharing the whisky with our friends and family every wedding anniversary for the next decade. Our family and friends loved the personal touch of the gift list rather than simply asking for cash.
Would you recommend your trip to other honeymooners?
We loved our Scottish Highlands and Islands tour but 3 weeks was not enough… It is a stunning part of the world with much more to offer. We will be back!
Thank you Amy & Andy and a huge congratulations from Team Patchwork. If this has inspired you to follow in their footsteps, just customise one of our readymade patchworks, or create your own from scratch.
Beautiful photography by Joanna Nicole.