Abi and Tom met online and talked for a few months before taking the plunge and meeting up for a first date. They soon discovered much common ground such as playing sport, their taste in music and a love for travel.
Abi says, "I was attracted to Tom's great sense of humour, his positive outlook on life and his outgoing personality." Meanwhile, Tom tells us, "Abi immediately caught my eye with her warm smile and deep green eyes. I fell in love with her sense of adventure, kind and caring nature and passion for the outdoors. We complement each other in so many ways and she makes me a better person every day."
Tom proposed on a remote beach in Western Australia at sunset. The couple had been living in Melbourne for a few years and took some time off work to travel around the country before they moved back to the UK.
Tom popped the question towards the end of the trip, which was a great way to round off their time in Australia and also meant they could celebrate their engagement with friends and family once back home.
The pair fell in love with Brympton House the moment they saw it. "Straight away we could imagine celebrating our special day there," Abi says. "We loved that there was a different space for each part of the day, each with its own character.
The ceremony space was classic and romantic, with wooden pews and arched windows like a church. It was also ideal that many of our family and friends could stay overnight so we could all have breakfast together the next morning."
Here, Abi tells us more about their wonderful wedding day...
I wore the Scottie V2 dress from Made With Love Bridal. I knew I wanted a fitted dress, and after trying many on I chose this one because I hadn't seen any others with this type of lace that almost looks like beading. In the evening I added a silver sequin jacket to keep warm.
I accessorised with ivory glitter shoes from Charlotte Mills and pearl jewellery from Lily & Roo. I also wore a pearl veil from Blossom & Bluebird to complement my jewellery and embroidered lace pattern on my dress
The bridesmaids' dresses featured a sequin-embellished bodice and tulle skirt. They wore burgundy and blush versions to complement the flowers and colour palette.
The ceremony space was decorated with candles in glass lanterns lining the aisle, and pillar candles on the windowsills surrounded by greenery, which made the space feel romantic and cosy.
We had some lovely personal touches on the day, such as the bunting made by Tom's mum to hang across the aisle with our names and wedding date sewn onto it.
A harpist played contemporary songs during the ceremony and drinks reception, including All Of Me by John Legend as I walked down the aisle, which created the perfect romantic ambience.
Tom wore a Moss Bros slim fit navy black check three-piece suit. This was paired with a burgundy woollen tie and monk-strap brown shoes. All the groomsmen had the same outfit and the groom also wore special cufflinks that I'd had given him as a present on the morning of the wedding.
There were lots of floral displays around the venue featuring dahlias and roses in burgundy and blush, complemented by plenty of fresh greenery and other blooms, which matched my bridal bouquet perfectly.
Tom designed all of the stationery such as our table plan and order of the day, which were displayed on large easels with real flowers arranged around them. He also designed the menus and table names, which matched our invitations and save the date cards.
We had a selection of canapés served during the drinks reception, followed by a delicious three-course meal, finishing up with a favourite of sticky toffee pudding. Later on in the evening we had a paella and chocolate fountain to keep everyone going on the dancefloor.
We named each table after a place that is special to us, such as the beach where Tom proposed, our first date spot, and our favourite holiday destinations.
As a surprise, our parents had made a display of photos of both of us through the years, which was another lovely personal touch.
In the evening we had live band Happy Hour, who played a great selection of classics from the 80s to present day and kept the dancefloor full.
We both love Coldplay, so our first dance was to Green Eyes, and the band finished their set with Yellow, which we weren't expecting so this was a special moment for us.
We had a photo booth in the evening, and we asked guests to stick their photos in our guestbook along with a message, which have been great to look back on!
We went to Greece for 10 days on our honeymoon, visiting Mykonos, Paros and Santorini. We went a couple of days after the wedding, so it was great to be able to relax and spend some quality time together as newlyweds. We really didn't want to come home!
Bridesmaids' dresses – blush
Bridesmaids' dresses – burgundy