How they met
“I worked with Peter, and we were friends for a long time before we became a couple,” remembers Martha. “When I first met him I thought he was the nicest, funniest and most hard-working person I’d ever met. I loved working with him and couldn’t wait to be scheduled on his team again.”
“We were having a Christmas Eve party (for two) in our flat, and I opened my cracker to find the best cracker present ever – a green Lego ring – so I popped it on, and thought nothing of it. Then I read the joke, ‘Dear Martha, will you marry me? All my love, Peter.’ I felt sick, and then I cried, and then had to check it was real, and not a very unfunny joke – well, the format was confusing!” laughs Martha
The bride’s outfit
“I found my gown, ‘Eden’ by Jenny Packham, in Bridal Path, Sawbridgeworth, and I was able to afford it thanks to my very generous mother,” recalls Martha. “We have since decided it’s going to become a family heirloom, and my daughter Willow WILL wear it on her wedding day, too, even if she grows up to be six foot tall and a size six!”
The groom’s outfit
Peter found his navy Ted Baker suit in the wardrobe department of a television company (although the couple are mentioning no names!). He wore it with a classic waistcoat, a pale pink shirt and a blue tie. We’re loving the Converse trainers, too – very cool!
Martha’s bridesmaid was her daughter, Willow. “She wore a fairy outfit from Sainsbury’s during the day, and then a little grey dress for the party. The fairy dress was not only very cute, but had the added bonus of getting us some Nectar points!” smiles Martha
“The main part of the ceremony (apart from the actual vows, of course), were the film trailers. We were getting married in a cinema, so it seemed only right to show film trailers beforehand. Luckily, Peter owns a small production company called If It Moves, so he was able to create six trailers. We kept all the details a secret from our family, wanting the day’s events to be a surprise. This made making the trailers (that feature members of family), quite tricky – we didn’t want to give away the cinema venue! Luckily, everyone involved was quite gullible and didn’t think anything of it when we told them Peter wanted to try out some new software and needed them to stand in front of a greenscreen, or run about with a fake gun so he could try adding some effects!” laughs Martha
Martha and Peter spent a relaxing familymoon in Lyme Regis, Dorset.
Martha and Peter’s real wedding gallery