Gavin is 28 years old and founded We Build Coaches, e!studios and Stress Savers Events. Gavin was born and raised in Wales but has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. His parents are Brian and Karen Thomas and his brother is Gareth. Gavin previously ran a youth ministry and travelled the world before stepping into the business world. Gavin loves his family and friends. Gavin cannot wait for him and Georgia to own a motor home so that they will be able travel and visit new and old places (once Covid is no longer halting everything). All of Gavin’s groomsmen are key men in his life that have been there through the highs and the lows and he cannot wait to have them standing beside him in June.
Georgia May Thear-Graham
Georgia is 25 years old and a qualified solicitor. She was born in Wales but grew up in Cornwall, England. Her parents are Tracy Graham and Michael Graham, she has three brothers Callum, Alex and Jack. Georgia loves trying new things, travelling and enjoying life’s adventures. Georgia has had the best time on overseas mission trips and running a youth ministry. Georgia once climbed Mt.Kilimanjaro and loves walking and hiking (she regularly tries to infuse this passion on Gavin with some success and hope for the future). Her best friend Alice will be her maid of honour and her Aunty Tracey will be her Matron of Honour in June, both are so special to her and have been key influences in her life along with her other bridesmaids.
Whilst we have known each other for over 4 years, we always feel as though we met again for the first time in February 2020. One conversation lit a little spark in us both and it was as though we had met for the first time all over again. Within not long at all, we both knew there was something very special going on. We learnt that in the previous October and November, God had given us both the same promise, that 2020 would be ‘a year of alignment’. We didn’t know what that meant or in what area of our lives but we knew in part it meant aligning with each other. In what has been such a strange and confusing year for us all, we believe God created a way for us to align, to fall in love and begin our lives together. Covid has in many ways been a complete blessing for us, as we both lead such busy lives with our work it meant we had no choice but to slow down and in that new space we were able to have more room for each other.
We got engaged on 17th October 2020 and we decided that whilst things were so uncertain right now and for the foreseeable future, one thing was certain; we loved each other and so we wanted to get married, move in together and start our lives as one. We understand that not all our friends and family share in our beliefs but we thank you so much that you have loved and supported us on this journey and chosen to understand us. We are so blessed to have met one another and to be able to share in our dreams and goals. Yet, neither of us would be where we are today and have been able to love each other as we do without all of you.
We made the decision to officially tie the knot on 22 December 2020! Surprise! We really wish you all could have been there but we want you all to know what this decision means to us and that it was not just a legal decision, but a covenant we have made to be joined together as husband and wife and become one. We are both honoured and forever thankful that we are able to experience the amazing gift that is marriage and with each other. Yet, we must admit, we don’t want to miss out on all of the fun of getting married and whilst we have loved sharing in this very intimate moment together we cannot wait to celebrate with all of you once things are a bit more ‘normal’. We hope to do so on the 1st June 2022, so please save our date for our vow ceremony and the celebration of our marriage. We will be keeping you all updated over the next 7 months. Please understand that if numbers continue to be an issue that we would love to have you there but will send out formal invites once we have a better idea about how things are heading. Until then, we hope you enjoy looking at all our elopement photos and know that we love you all to bits!
All our love, Gavin and Georgia.