Amy Allison and Christopher Green
Last updated at 09:23, Thursday, 05 July 2012
Amy Allison, 24, general assistant at Oxleys at Underscar and Christopher Green, 27, kitchen porter at Lyzzick Hall Hotel, live in Keswick
HOW THEY MET: Met three years ago when the groom worked with the bride’s mother and had mutual friends. They later met properly on a night out in Workington.
PROPOSAL: Christopher proposed at their home on February 16, 2010.
VENUE: North Lakes Hotel, Penrith.
THEME: Burgundy and gold with hearts and stars, in memory of family and friends who are no longer with them to share the day. The bride’s mother Gillian Allison wrote and read out a poem before the speeches to explain the meaning of the stars.
BRIDE’S OUTFIT: A Phil Collins ivory dress with diamante detail from Bridal House, Maryport, ivory veil with diamante detail and a silver tiara with stars.
GROOMSMEN: The groom’s close friend David Nicholson was best man and ushers were the groom’s brother Dean Irons and friend John Lennon.
They wore Edwardian jackets with cream and burgundy embroidered waistcoats from Greenwoods, Carlisle.
BRIDESMAIDS: The bride’s close friend Nicola Sidney was the chief bridesmaid and bridesmaids were friend Michelle Thompson and the groom’s sister Kirsty Short.
They wore burgundy dresses with crystal details on the bodice from Olivia James Bridal, Egremont. The bride and groom’s two-year-old daughter Alesha was flower girl and wore an ivory dress with a burgundy bow around the middle and burgundy detail on the bottom of the dress, from BHS.
FLOWERS: The bride carried a bouquet of red roses with diamante detail berries and freesia, the flower girl wore a headband of red carnations and the buttonholes were red roses, from Flower World, Penrith.
JEWELLERY: The bride wore a silver and clear crystal necklace and earrings bought by her mother from Bridal House, Maryport, the bride bought the bridesmaids a set of silver earrings and necklace with red gems from Debenhams and the bride and groom bought Alesha a silver bracelet from Warren James inscribed with the words ‘little star’.
Wedding rings were a silver band for the groom and a white gold ring twisted with diamond details for the bride, from Warren James.
HAIR AND BEAUTY: Sonja Wood from Carlisle, a supplier of Mary Kay cosmetics, did the make-up for the bride and bridesmaids and the chief bridesmaid Nicola did the bride’s hair.
RECEPTION: North Lakes Hotel, Penrith for a pink wine punch drinks reception and wedding breakfast for 57 guests and evening reception and buffet for 100 guests.
TABLE SETTINGS: Tall vases filled with pink lilies and berries on a round glass mirror and glass star shaped candle holders.
The tables were scattered with gold and red stars and hearts confetti and on the top table were two large cream candles with heart details. There was also a table set up for the children with a Rolo and Smartie sweetie tree and star shaped chocolates.
FAVOURS: Cream heart shaped boxes with the bride and groom’s name on and date of wedding in gold writing, tied with a burgundy bow and filled with strawberry champagne chocolates for the ladies and Cointreau chocolates for the men and heart shaped chocolates wrapped in red foil for the children, all from Ye Olde Friars, Keswick. Each child also received an activity bag.
CAKE: A three-tier sponge cake wrapped with burgundy ribbon and flower detail on the top, made by Toni Jo Lambardi from Keswick. The groom’s grandma made a cake for the evening guests.
FIRST DANCE: All About Loving You, Bon Jovi.
ENTERTAINMENT: Disco by Dancing in the Dark, Penrith.
HONEYMOON: Aphrodite’s Hotel in Windermere and a few days in Newcastle. The couple plan to honeymoon abroad on their first wedding anniversary.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Picture U, Carlisle during the day and Peter Dixon Photography, Keswick in the evening.
VIDEOGRAPHER: Picture U, Carlisle.
First published at 21:09, Wednesday, 04 July 2012
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