Forget Gretna Green! If you are going to elope, do it in style like Lucinda Cope and her fiance Danny Scrivens who tied the knot in a secret ceremony on a Zanzibar beach. The couple, from Hertfordshire, met on a dating website, and look forward to telling their grandchildren one day, of their secret escape to the dazzling white shores of the Indian Ocean for their barefoot beach wedding
Finding â€˜the oneâ€™ We actually met online – plentyoffish.com! Our first date was in my local pub in St Albans, Hertfordshire, where I was living at the time. For me it was absolutely not love at first sight! He was very quiet -turns out he was just a little shy and nervous. I went on a second date because, before our first date, he was chatty via text and email and quite funny. Our second date was at Thorpe Park. It was such fun!
He popped the question on London Bridge! He went down on one knee on the bridge – thank goodness not too many people saw! I couldn’t wait for him to stand up, I was mortified he was on his knee!! I had a good idea that it was going to happen, but didn’t think it would on this particular day.
We want friends and family at the ceremony but can we be alone for our honeymoon?
Absolutely. Simply ask your guests to stay at a different hotel close by, or transfer to another hotel after the ceremony.