Francesca and Oliver

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Francesca and Oliver

Published: 04 January 2018

A romantic proposal as Ollie got down on one knee after a long cliff walk by the beach at Highcliffe in Dorset. Fran said ’We'd had some bad news that I was very poorly and needed chemotherapy, and his proposal told me he was going to love me and be by my side no matter what, through the good times and the bad.’ ‘We fell in love with the warm and intimate feel of the Montagu Arms. We loved that it wasn't too big and felt so personal and in the heart of the New Forest, with beautiful scenery and donkeys right on the door step! We loved the period features and thought it would be perfect for a cosy winter wedding.’


For the wedding reception they had warm mulled wine and champagne while the fires roared and the guests chatted and listened to modern love songs played by a local guitarist. Once they all sat down they had the most delicious meal followed by a fabulous disco and guests mingling outside toasting marshmallows on the fire pit whilst wrapped in blankets! So atmospheric! The happy couple said ‘We couldn't have asked for a more personal and intimate day, despite having a relatively large wedding! All the guests were relaxed and all the beautiful rooms in the hotel were used for guests to sit and chat by the fire or try out the hilarious photo booth!’


Favourite moment: ‘The food was out of this world! We are still getting comments on it now! One particularly special moment for me and Ollie was practising our first dance on our own by the Christmas tree light in the garden court yard - so romantic.’


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