Read all about Laura and Collin's love story, from meeting at a marine ball in India to their beautiful wedding day at the Titanic hotel in Liverpool. Find out what gifts were a must for their list and the one gift they wish they added.
How did you two meet?
We met at a US marine ball at the Grand Hotel in New Delhi, India.
What's your favourite thing to do together?
We love to travel and take photographs but when the budget /annual leave doesn’t allow for that, taking picnics to our favourite haunts in London is a close second!
What was the best thing about the wedding?
I loved entering the hall for our wedding breakfast and being announced as the new Mr and Mrs Molsberry for the first time, Colin loved looking out a sea of faces who were all people we loved.
What tip would you give other couples planning their wedding?
Take time out for you, have a date night the weekend before and talk about anything but the wedding. If you haven’t organised/done it by then, you probably don’t need to. So long as you are both there with witnesses and a celebrant/officiant then that’s all you need.
Tell us all about your honeymoon! Where did you go and what did you love about it?
We're planning to go to South Africa next year for our honeymoon. We want to go on safari and tick another country off our bucket list. Colin plans on doing a shark dive whilst I hold my breath and steady my nerves with a nice glass of SA wine! We do plan on taking a mini moon in the interim using one of our Mr and Mrs Smith vouchers for a stay at the Artist Residence in Brighton.
What has surprised you most about being married?
We’ve both enjoyed referring to each other as ‘my husband ...and my wife,’ the endless paperwork to change your name is not so great, although the reward when mail starts to arrive in your married name is worth it! I guess importantly not much changes because you wouldn’t want it to, but we both agree our relationship feels like it’s been cemented and we are officially our own little family.
One thing we did before we got married and I'm glad we still do now is…
Not take ourselves too seriously and compromise! But most of all laugh!
Were you always planning to have a gift list?
No, a family member recommended Prezola and because some of our relatives and friends live the other side of the globe it made life a hell of a lot easier and saved incurring lots of air miles as well as the possibility of gifts being broken!
What are your favourite brands on Prezola?
Mr and Mrs Smith and Culinary Concepts.
What item were you most excited to get on your gift list?
Probably our record player. We are both old souls and thought it would be a nice future hobby to find old vinyls in the places we travel to so our collection will mean more.
Tell us all about your Prezola delivery day!
Delivery day was like a mini Christmas. The packaging and presentation was beautiful, so much so I didn’t want to ruin it by opening it. I took pictures at each stage because I wanted to treasure that feeling forever and it was nice to be able to share pictures with friends so they could see their gifts had arrived. The silver box containing all the gift messages was really sweet and again beautifully presented, tied with a ribbon and containing heartfelt messages from our guests that we will treasure.
How would you describe your interior style?
Our home is an eclectic mix of furniture and decor from living overseas in India and Moscow, the gifts we received compliment our love of travel and entertaining.
Is there a gift you wish you had added to your gift list but didn't?
We both wish we had asked for luggage as ours is a little battle weary from conveyor belts!