Heidi & Ed | Haddon Hall & Shiningford Farm
- The wedding of our bride Heidi and Ed was another of those epic days that you’re so grateful to have been a part of. Heidi was a mega-babe of a bride and her enthusiasm and beaming smile were infectious.
I was so excited to receive a few images from our good friend Jon Dennis from S6Photography. His images are always insanely awesome and I couldn’t wait to see how the rest of the day went for Heidi & Ed. Their ceremony took place at Haddon Hall followed by partying hard in a Tipi at Shiningford Farm. The creative brain of our good friend Elinor Softley from Inner City Weddings and Events played a part in this beautiful wedding and, as always, she nailed it!
But, on this occasion, we have more than just the story of a beautiful wedding day to share with you! because Heidi and Ed have another incredible story that went viral on the recently with this feature by ‘The Daily mail‘ which got over 4.6k shares.
Heid & Ed’s story of fate, In the words on The Daily Mail –
A couple who married this summer discovered they were childhood sweethearts after spotting each other together in long forgotten holiday photographs taken 20 years ago.
Heidi and Ed Savitt, 26, had no idea about their fateful meeting aged six until Heidi’s mother mentioned a ‘holiday romance’ with a little boy called Ed and dug out photos which, to everyone’s amazement, showed her future husband.
The couple, who live in London, met in 2011 at Newcastle University. Ed, owner of DropShot Coffee – a specialty coffee shop in Southfields – read Psychology and Business, while Heidi studied Economics and Management.
They first spoke when Ed moved into a student house where Heidi had previously lived and messaged her asking how to work the tumble drier after spotting her name on some post.
The pair soon started dating, and had been together for four years when they had dinner with their mothers in Wandsworth, south-west London.
Fiona Savitt soon got talking with Heidi’s mother, Kay Parker, about their shared love of sailing holidays.
Kay mentioned in passing that Heidi had a ‘holiday boyfriend’ who was also called Ed when she was six, and said the pair had played together and held each other’s hands for much of the two-week break.
Everyone thought it was a strange coincidence, and Fiona even smashed her wine glass in surprise, but the conversation quickly moved onto other topics.
However, when Kay was going through her attic two weeks later, she found a dusty photo album from a sailing holiday in Gumbet, Turkey.
One of the photos, dated July 1997, showed Heidi side by side with a little boy. To Kay’s amazement, she rubbed off the dust to find it was Ed, whose face was recognisable under his childhood bowl-style haircut. ‘I was screaming, it was just unreal,’ Kay said. ‘Of course, I sent it to Fiona. Then loads more photographs came out. ‘None of us had any idea whatsoever that Heidi and Ed had met before university. But during that two-week holiday, they held hands most of the time. ‘Perhaps they just had a subconscious realisation they had shared that time together when they met as adults.’The couple were ‘inseparable’ once they started going out and always knew they would end up getting married
This map shows the journey both the Savitts and Parkers took, from Sheffield and London – 200 miles apart – to the Mediterranean resort of Gumbet in Turkey where they met in 1997
‘It was just so much fun to marry my best friend surrounded by all our family and friends,’ Heidi said.
‘It absolutely blows my mind that we could have never found out that we first knew each other all those years ago.