You could almost call Tanya & Jonathan childhood sweethearts! They met at Secondary School in 2002 but didn’t start dating until six years later when they were 17!
I love their engagement story, in Iceland to celebrate their six year anniversary Tanya almost discovered the ring that Jonathan had hidden in his bag. It took two attempts for him to actually pop the question.
Wanting to propose under the spectacular backdrop of the Northern Lights they went out, ring in his pocket, it was a cloudy night, not a light in sight. I don’t know how he managed wait another 24 hours, but he did & his patience was rewarded by a wonderful display the next day. Just as the lights peaked, Jonathan dropped to one knee to ask Tanya to marry him, so shocked, she cried, he panicked & forgot his pre-planned speech as he waited for her to answer! Thankfully, after prompting, she said yes – although in the darkness of the Icelandic countryside couldn’t actually see the ring!
Their wedding day was a lovely family affair. Married at the wonderfully traditional St George’s Church in Wembley they then moved onto the stately Grange Country House in Hertfordshire for the reception & party. The sun shone for the morning & just long enough for us to capture some photos of the Bride & Groom en-route to the reception, then sadly, the heavens opened & the party had to move inside. The rain didn’t dampen spirits as when we left the dance floor was heaving as Tanya & Jonathan’s friends & family celebrated with them.
Tanya & Jonathan, here are a few of our favourite photos from your wedding day!
Ally & AJ x
Jonathan’s sister, Tanya’s cousin & her three closest friends made up her bridal party.
As well as his two best mates as his Best Men, Jonathan had both father’s as his Groomsmen which was a really lovely touch!
Waiting for his bride…
A full Catholic mass saw Tanya & Jonathan lighting candles as part of the ceremony before & after taking their vows.
Rather than the traditional confetti, the new Mr & Mrs walked out through a flurry of bubbles blown by their guests!
The reception was at the lovely Grange, a beautiful 14th century country house in Hertfordshire. Sadly as we arrived it started raining & so the guests couldn’t make use of the lovely grounds surrounding the house.
The tables were named after places that held some significance to the Bride & Groom.
Tanya made her own wedding cake!
As with most weddings the party in the evening kicked off with the first dance. Tanya & Jonathan did the traditional sway & then moved into a choreographed routine that had their guests cheering them on! It took them three weeks to put together & Tanya says it was the highlight of their day!
It wasn’t long before their friends & family joined them to finish the night on the dance floor!