University sweethearts Jennifer and Tom met when Tom visited Jennifers halls of residence to visit an old school friend who would later become their bridesmaid! We were sitting on the floor in our pyjamas, reading the papers, remembers Jennifer. I instantly thought he was attractive. After eight years, Tom proposed on an impeccably planned trip to Verona. On our anniversary hed given me a card which said Do you want to come on an adventure with me?, then, over the next few weeks, he presented me with clues like a candle, a cushion and a copy of Romeo & Juliet,says Jennifer.
Hed planned to propose overlooking Lake Garda but when we got there it was freezing, so instead he got down on one knee after a lovely al fresco meal. With an antique pearl and diamond ring to seal the deal, the couple got down to planning their dream July wedding, inspired by pre-war tea parties, village fêtes, the Darling Buds Of May and Jane Austen period dramas.
Photography: Tom Gold