Liz Porter and Stephen Mawson
Last updated at 10:11, Monday, 02 April 2012
Liz Porter, 28, ice cream maker and parlour manager and Stephen Mawson, 38, dairy farmer, live in Seascale/
HOW THEY MET: Ten years ago in the pub.
PROPOSAL: Stephen proposed at the top of the Guinness brewery in Dublin, a panoramic glass bar, a place the couple first visited 10 years ago, not long after they met.
VENUE: St Cuthbert’s Church, Seascale.
BRIDE’S OUTFIT: A Maggie Sottero ivory and mocha lace A-line strapless gown with appliqued flowers, waistband flower detail and a lace hemline, a lace edged chapel length veil and a seed pearl and gold tiara, from I Do, Cockermouth.
It’s a Cumbrian tradition to Walk on Gold on your wedding day to bring luck and prosperity into the marriage so the bride wore a gold sovereign in her shoe.
GROOMSMEN: The groom’s brother Richard Mawson and friend John Pollard were best men and ushers were the groom’s cousin Phillip Lawson and friends Graham Richardson and David Hoyle. They wore black longline jackets from Debenhams with pale green cravats and waistcoats from MyTuxedo.com. The couple’s son Oliver Mawson was pageboy and wore a tailcoat suit from Little Cherubs, Workington and a matching waistcoat and cravat from MyTuxedo.com.
BRIDESMAIDS: The bride’s sister Hilary Porter and friends Sheena Grey, Amanda Cook, Laura Holman and Natalie Holman were bridesmaids and wore Dessy dresses in celadon green with an ivory sash, from I Do Cockermouth.
The bride and groom’s nieces Molly and Megan Mawson and the bride and groom’s daughter Ellie Mawson were young bridesmaids and wore champagne toile and satin dresses with beaded detail from Next.
FLOWERS: The bride carried a trailing shower bouquet of David Austin Juliet roses and peonies with gold wire, pearls and skeleton leaves, the bridesmaids carried smaller bouquets of the same flowers and eucalyptus leaves and buttonholes were ivy leaves and David Austin roses, all by the bride’s sister Hilary Porter of Perfectly Planted, Gosforth.
JEWELLERY: An 18 carat plain gold band from Dixon’s Jewellers, Whitehaven for the bride and her grandmother’s engagement ring.
HAIR AND BEAUTY: Beauty treatments, tan and nails by NV Beauty, Whitehaven, bridesmaid and bride’s make-up by Sandra Biggins and hair by Busy Sissors, Cleator Moor.
TRANSPORT: A Range Rover driven by a family friend.
RECEPTION: The Bailey Ground Hotel, Seascale for a Pimms reception for 250 guests, afternoon tea and hot and cold buffet in the evening.
TABLE SETTINGS: Ivory candles in hurricane vases surrounded by a collar of David Austin Juliet roses, white avalanche roses, hydrangea, peonies, freesia and viburnum opulus and tall arrangements in large glass vases with the same flowers and strands of trailing pearls and amerantus. Flowers by the bride’s sister Hilary Porter of Perfectly Planted, Gosforth.
CAKE: A traditional four-tier fruit cake with a ring of David Austin roses, hydrangea, roses and rose buds made by the groom’s aunt Shelia Lawson.
A cheese cake made by the groom’s mother Kate Mawson with cheeses from Mark Clegg’s, Lancashire.
Four-tiers of ice cream decorated with ice cream roses and frosted mint leaves made by the bride.
FIRST DANCE: Always, Bon Jovi.
ENTERTAINMENT: Extreme Entertainment provided stilt walkers, table magicians and a fire show into the night of fire throwing, eating and fire poi and casino supplied by RL Leisure.
Younger guests were entertained by Jumblies creche for the afternoon. The Judith Jones band played and provided the disco and we also had a pianist playing in the quieter area of the hotel which continued with various guest joining in for a sing song into the early morning!
HONEYMOON: A night in Grasmere just after the wedding. Honeymoon to be continued in 2012.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Vanessa Jane Butler Photography.
First published at 21:05, Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk