After being introduced, the couple went on a date a week later. They clicked, and a year and a half later, whilst on holiday in Zadar, Croatia, Barrie, the ‘hot guy from the gym’, whispered his proposal into Marie’s ear as they cuddled by the sea. Marie was delighted by the romantic proposal and after accepting, accompanied Barrie to choose her engagement ring. They both agreed it would be a ‘good thing’ for him to have her input when making such an important decision. They opted for a gorgeous petal cluster ring inspired by one Barrie’s mother wears.
The newly engaged couple gave themselves nine months to plan a vintage inspired, bunting themed village hall wedding in Marie’s hometown of Portree, on the Isle of Skye.