Vanessa and Mark met once long ago, as his best friend Anthony and Vanessa’s best friend Angela are a couple. Mark and Vanessa were both in relationships though, and thought nothing of it. Fast forward seven years and they were being set up on a blind date!
They got on so well, and had a great laugh, so it seemed obvious that they were perfect for each other. Vanessa also felt like Mark would be a good influence on her!
Mark popped the question four years later at a restaurant overlooking the marina in Vilamoura, Portugal. Vanessa was so surprised she blurted out ‘is this a practical joke?!’ before realising he was serious! Mark gave his bride a beautiful diamond and platinum ring he’d designed himself, as he wanted to give her something different and unique.
The next 22 months were spent planning a wedding that suited the couple perfectly.