Choosing a theme for a wedding can be one of the most difficult decisions a couple makes when organising their special day.

To inspire all those brides- and grooms-to-be we have delved into our archives to showcase some of the most inspiring wedding themes featured in The Whitehaven News this year.

Workington couple Emma and Shaun Robb chose a Halloween-themed wedding when they tied the knot in October.

Emma, 28, a document controller, and Shaun, 29, an NHS ambulance mechanic, had been friends since meeting at school, but it wasn’t until they bumped into each other again in 2006 that they fell in love.

The couple married at Knipe Hall with around 50 guests and had an autumn-Halloween theme.

“We had Halloween masks, pumpkins, a coffin and skeleton for the reception drinks. We had a Halloween-style cake with an axe and Chucky and the bride of Chucky sat on top by The Cake Dragon,” said Emma.

The bouquets were made by Emma’s dad David Dennison, while the buttonholes were by Floral Design in Workington.

The room decorations were by Emma’s mother, Carol Dennison, and the family decorated the rooms themselves the night before the wedding. Favours were shots in hand-painted vials.

Another great theme was that chosen by Shirley Laurie, 60, and John Lyne, 58, a wagon driver, who tied the knot in a Peaky Blinders 1920s-themed wedding

The couple met on dating site Plenty of Fish and a couple of years later decided they were ready to take the big step.

Their wedding took place at New House Farm in the Lakes in front of 30 family members and friends.

“It was absolutely magical,” Mrs Lyne said.

“I did everything on a budget. I got my dress off Amazon for £47, I made all the decorations and wedding arch.”

The couple opted for a 1920s theme with the men donning flat caps and Tweed suits and the women styling flapper dresses and feather boas.

“I love 1920s fashion,” Mrs Lyne said, “so I thought, why not include it in the wedding?

“Most people wore a more formal outfit for the day then changed into a 1920s outfit for the evening do.

“It was absolutely great. Everyone seemed to love it.”

Mrs Lyne’s two beloved pugs also played a part in the big day.

“It was absolutely fantastic,” she said.

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