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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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Hayley Elder and Lee James Wall

Hayley Elder, 24, a legal secretary and Lee James Wall, 33, a supervisor, live in Carlisle.

HOW THEY MET: Through mutual friends in Lloyds Bar in January 2007.

PROPOSAL: On January 1, 2008 at the stroke of midnight under the fireworks at Yumbo in Gran Canaria. Lee proposed with his late mum’s engagement ring.

VENUE: The Lodore Falls Hotel, Keswick.

THEME: Autumnal.

BRIDE’S OUTFIT: An ivory Sincerity gown embroidered with crystals, pearls and diamantes with long train; a cathedral length veil and tiara scattered with diamantes and pearls from Country Dreams, Carlisle.

GROOMSMEN: Robert Copeland was best man. Jonathan Watson, Mark Routledge, Giles Vasey, Ian Johnstone, Mark Quinn, the bride’s brother-in-laws Stuart Riley and Paul Metcalfe, the groom’s nephews Michael Handford, Alex Handford, James Bell, William Bell were groomsmen. The bride’s nephews Ryan Metcalfe, six, and Luis Metcalfe, three, were page boys.

BRIDESMAIDS: The bride’s sisters Lyndsey Riley, 31, and Gail Metcalfe, 29, were bridesmaids and wore Dessy firecracker colour dresses from Capricorn, Carlisle. The bride’s niece three-year-old Alia Riley was a flowergirl.

FLOWERS: A teardrop bouquet of roses, lilies, gerbera, ivy, twigs and berries for the bride while the bridesmaids had similar hand-tied bouquets.

RECEPTION: Champagne reception at Lodore Falls Hotel for a five-course meal for 83 guests with a further 60 in the evening for an oriental finger buffet.

FAVOURS: An ivory candle in a glass heart-shaped pot wrapped in ivory organza for the ladies, personalised handmade cards for the men with lottery tickets.

CAKE: A three-tier ivory square cake decorated with flower bouquets of berries, ivy and roses and autumnal leaves. Made by Sonya Kelly from Carlisle.

FIRST DANCE: If I Didn’t Have You by Amanda Marshall.

ENTERTAINMENT: Magician and disco by MBZ Disco of Workington.

HONEYMOON: Accra Beach Hotel, Rockley, Barbados.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Harringtons, of Penrith.

VIDEOGRAPHER: Stuart Riley.

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