Your Yorkshire Wedding - May/June 2023 (Issue 60)

a Wn E egdy pl it ikae n Ella and Karim’s day included Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs – and a surprise belly dancer! Images courtesy of Kirsty Mattsson Photography Doctors Ella and Karim met at Bradford Royal Infirmary, but didn’t confess to liking each other until a year later. “By now we were working in Huddersfield, with Karim regularly waiting outside the ward I was in for me to finish,” says Ella. “I initially thought of him as just a friend, but it was only when I couldn’t get Karim off my mind that I realised much stronger feelings were involved.” Karim proposed on 19 April, 2019, on a last-minute break to Gran Canaria. “I was hoping he’d pop the question while we were away, as I knew he’d asked my dad’s permission to marry me a couple of months earlier,” continues the bride. “I wasn’t disappointed, with Karim taking me to a heart-shaped island called Anfi for the evening, proposing on the jetty at sunset. It was all very romantic.” The couple set the date of 17 March, 2022, marrying at Wharfedale Grange. Here, Ella tells us more about their big day… 27 REAL WEDDINGS