Perfectly personal

Neil and Daniella held a wonderfully intimate celebration at the Roman Baths

Daniella was extremely shy when she first started her job, so it took five years before she eventually got chatting to Neil. "Once we started talking, the rest was history," she tells us.

In March 2018, the pair had planned a weekend in Florence, but due to heavy snow the flight was cancelled. Although Daniella was unaware why, Neil was intent on going away that weekend. "He managed to change our flights," she remembers. "We went from a different airport to Marrakesh. I had no idea he was planning to pop the question!"

The loved-up couple set the date for less than a year later on 17th February, 2019, with a ceremony at the Roman Baths followed by a reception at The Ivy. We caught up with Daniella to get the lowdown…

Perfectly personal: Image 1 We had a small wedding of 18 people, so we wanted somewhere intimate. The Roman Baths ticked all our boxes, and the city holds a special place in our hearts – it was perfect.

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A family member, Joey, made our cake. She's an osteopath by occupation but makes cakes for fun – as you can see, she's extremely talented!

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I wore a Galina short bridal dress with Jimmy Choo heels and a bag to match. I finished it off with a simple bouquet. Neil looked handsome in a three-piece Hugo Boss suit.

Perfectly personal: Image 3 We treated our guests to pretty personalised mints, which said "Mint to be" on them. I also made activity packs to keep our younger guests entertained.

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The Bristol String Quartet played at the Roman Baths and then during our reception at The Ivy. It really set the scene and our loved ones enjoyed the instrumental versions of our chosen songs.

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Neil's two daughters stood with us during the ceremony. It was so special and such a memorable way to begin our life together as a family.

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We had previously only seen the Roman Baths by day when it was open to the public. Nothing could have prepared us for how serene and romantic it was at night.

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Our photographer, Amy Sanders, was fantastic and made us really at ease. The staff at the venue were also excellent, helping to me to relax when the nerves kicked in.

Perfectly personal: Image 6 Daniella's top tip: Only worry about the things you can control. We were soconcerned about the weather, but on the day we were very lucky.

Daniella and Neil's contact book