How did you guys meet?
Jenny worked with Ryan’s brother at Virgin Media and met Ryan in Oxford on a night out.
Tell me a bit about the two of you, what do you guys do? How do you spend your time?
Ryan is a bricklayer, Jenny an ICT manager – we enjoy each others company so just having quiet evenings at home, during the week one of us is usually busy with hobbies like football or Jenny’s at work late so weekends especially Sundays are our ‘us’ time.
How did the proposal go down? (all the gushy details, I love this bit!)
Jenny had been dropping hints for around a year before the proposal but it was just at home on Saturday evening before we were planning on going out to dinner at Jenny’s mums.
How did you choose your wedding venue(s)?
We knew we wanted a Church Wedding, it was just where – Horspath or Wheatley as Jenny has connections to both. Jenny’s parents and grandparents both married at Wheatley so that’s how we chose that. Ryan liked the Crazy Bear for a reception so after viewing it we knew it was right for us.
What sort of experience do you want your guests to have?
I want them to just enjoy the day as much as we will. I want them to feel relaxed, drink plenty and have a good old boogie.
Can you describe some of the details and stylings, does your wedding have a theme?
The benefit of having a Crazy Bear wedding is that it didn’t need much ‘styling’ I think the venue covers that just by the decoration, we tried keeping everything quite simple. We went with just a colour scheme of Navy/Burgundy/Blush/Gold – Pinterest can be dangerous for designs and extras.
What advice would you give to couples planning a wedding?
I know it’ll be the biggest day of your lives, but include the people around you they are just as much as excited as you are and they do appreciate being involved. Also to go with your gut, don’t let others talk you out of anything if you want it have it otherwise you’ll just regret it.
Photography Victoria: https://www.brillphotography.co.uk/
The Crazy Bear: http://www.crazybeargroup.co.uk/
Hair & Makeup: https://oxfordshireweddinghair.co.uk/
Music licenced through The Musicbed: https://www.musicbed.com/