Today’s beautiful wedding comes in two parts – there were so many lovely images from Lisa and Stewart’s big day I had to share this one across two days on English Wedding Blog. Lisa and Stewart chose Chester wedding photographers Vickerstaff Photography to capture their big day on camera. They were married at St Laurence Church and held their wedding reception at The Village Hotel in Warrington.
As always on English Wedding Blog, this is a real wedding with a story of its own, something a little different… and for the first time, we have a hockey team in the back of the church. Yes, they brought their sticks. You’ll have to look at the pictures and read Lisa and Stewart’s wedding story to find out why! Oh, and I mustn’t forget the Tactical Nuclear Penguin. That’s definitely a wedding blog first…
Lisa and Stewart’s Warrington wedding day: part 1
Who proposed, and how?
Stewart proposed at sunset on the beach at Boa Vista, Cape Verde. We said we were going to watch the sunset (as we try to do on every holiday) so we got ready for the evening, grabbed a drink and wandered down to the beautiful golden beach.
We were watching the sun set and Stewart had planned to get down on one knee just as the sun set. However, within 10 minutes, the sun had dropped out of the sky behind a haze – not very inspiring!
Lisa turned to Stewart and said “that wasn’t very good, let’s go and get a drink“, so quick as a flash, I said “actually, the reason I wanted to come down here was……” then dropping to one knee, I asked if she would marry me. So we went from the disappointment of the sunset to the excitement of our engagement. Definitely time for a drink now!!!!!
Wedding venue: St Laurence Church & The Village Hotel, Warrington
Wedding photographer: Vickerstaff Photography
How would you describe your wedding style? 3 F’s – Friends, Family & Fun
The wedding ceremony:
Religious or civil? Religious
Memorable wedding moments:
Lisa wiping a tear from her eye during the vows and managing to pop her contact lens out.
The hockey girls doing a guard of honour going in and coming out of the church. (Both Lisa and I play hockey for Runcorn HC and the Girls have made it a bit of a tradition to form a guard of honour for any of the girls getting married)
What did you both wear?
Lisa – Maggie Sottero ‘Emily’ Dress (Champagne Mist)
Stewart – Suit from Pronuptia, Chester
- Photographers – Vickerstaff Photography http://www.vickerstaffphotography.co.uk/
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- Cake – Coffee & Cakes, Frodsham
- Cars – Cathedral Wedding Cars
- Pronuptia (Chester) for suit hire