London Palace Wedding: Miguel & James
May 27, 2016
They say the third time is a charm, and for James and Miguel it was certainly the case. They met many years ago, when they were both seeing other people. After 10 years, each of them moved to London separately. They were single, and each joined a dating site. They arranged to meet up, but had a chance encounter before they figured out who they had met. They had just one date at the bar and went their separate ways.
James proposed to Miguel. During a visit to his parents’ home in New Zealand, James’ mum encouraged him to propose during their holiday. James decided to surprise Miguel on New Years’ Eve in Auckland. He bought a ring and then waited for Miguel to join him on the 27th.
The grooms looked at several venues, but settled on theirs for several reasons. It was intimate, yet had a wow factor, and the ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception could all be held at the same venue, but in different locations. The courtyard could be closed to the public and featured a beautiful fountain. It gave the place an impressive, yet rural feel, as if you weren’t even in London.