How they met

“He not only caught my eye, but I initially saw him as competition,” laughs Annis. “We met while studying music at university, and my idea on our first day was to judge how good a musician he was!”

The proposal

Thom popped the question on the couple’s sixth anniversary together. “I’d been out to a rehearsal and came home to find decorations and a treasure hunt set up at home,” remembers Annis. “I was directed to flowers, chocolates, bubbly and a tissue with a note attached saying ‘you might need this’ – clever boy! It all led to Thom getting down on one knee, surrounded by candlelight with a beautiful ring.”  095

The bride’s outfit

When Annis walked into Berketex in Cardiff, the sales assistant said she had the most perfect dress for her. “It was incredible,” remembers Annis. “Within the first 10 seconds of me being there, she had sized me up and picked out ‘the one’ – I could hardly believe it!”

The groom’s outfit

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Thom’s suit, and the groomsmen’s outfits were all hired from high street favourite Moss Bros

The bridesmaids

Annis decided not to have any bridesmaids on the big day. “I’m a really independent person,” she says. “So the idea of having someone to look after me just didn’t sit well.”

The ceremony

Was a civil affair, with Thom’s dad leading the Welsh male voice choir. “Hearing the choir before the ceremony was the first time my nerves kicked in!” recalls Annis  441

The flowers

Were all provided by Silk Blooms. “I had an idea of what I wanted, but they went above and beyond to help me achieve something that was truly beautiful,” smiles Annis

The reception

“Because we are both musicians, we had to incorporate it into our day,” says Annis. “We used some of our old sheet music (and a lot of tea staining) to make the table plan, confetti cones and bunting.” The choir and other little details, like the cake topper, helped to make the day really personal

The honeymoon

Annis and Thom jetted off to Meeru Island in the Maldives, where they enjoyed lots of incredible snorkelling and swimming.

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