‘We met skydiving. Not quite in the sky but at a skydiving competition and we hit it off pretty much straight away. Matt proposed just over 4 years after we met when we were on holiday in Mauritius. He surprised me by hiring a catamaran for the day. We sailed around some islands of the coast of Mauritius. While drinking champagne in the afternoon, he popped the question.
We wanted to get married in France. We fell in love with the French culture, particularly the cuisine and try to spend as much time as possible exploring France, when living there. Our families also come from all over the world… UK, Ireland, South Africa, Israel so we wanted a beautiful place for our families to spend time together.
Since we met skydiving, we planned an aerobatic display. It took months of planning to get the necessary air space closures to perform the stunt display at the wedding. We were meant to have 2 planes. Due to the weather they had to switch to an aircraft better suited to high winds and cloudy conditions. Everyone loved the performance. We had considered skydiving into the wedding but Clara didn’t want to mess up her hair! A group from the bridal party including Matt & Clara jumped at the nearby airfield on Monday after the wedding.