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Friday, 22 May 2015

Amy Graham and Andrew Holliday

Amy Graham, 25, staff nurse and Andrew Holliday, 31, mechanic, live in Cockermouth

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The wedding of Amy Graham and Andrew Holliday

HOW THEY MET: Through friends in 2001.

PROPOSAL: Christmas Day 2006, the couple’s first year together in their first home.

VENUE: All Saint’s Church, Cockermouth. Harpist Annie Mawson played in the church as guests arrived and during the signing of the register. The bride and groom released two white doves following the ceremony.

THEME: Pearls and butterflies.

BRIDE’S OUTFIT: A strapless Rina de Monlella mermaid gown in silk and taffeta with pearls and Swarovski crystals and ivory cathedral length veil heavily adorned with crystals, from Olivia James Bridal, Egremont.

GROOMSMEN: The groom’s best friend Paul Williamson was best man and the groom’s friends Daniel Bancroft, Ryan Moore, Kevin Bell, Robert Jackson, Richard Williamson and Phillip Hewitt were ushers. They wore slate grey Prince Edward suits from Greenwoods.

BRIDESMAIDS: The bride’s best friend Natasha Stainton-Stevens was chief bridesmaid.

Bridesmaids were the bride’s cousins Emily and Sophie Holliday and the bride’s best friends Steffi Hopkins and Helen Todhunter.

They wore full length Dessy tangerine dresses with matching satin trim from Capricorn Brides, Carlisle.

FLOWERS: The bride carried a bouquet of calla blush lilies and ivory avalanche roses with pearls and lace ribbon arranged in a traditional style, from Floral Design, Workington.

TRANSPORT: An open top cream Beauford and a blue Daimler Landaulette, from A Touch of Class, Workington.

RECEPTION: Hundith Hill Hotel, Cockermouth for a rose wine reception with canapes and chocolate-dipped strawberries followed by a three-course meal for 124 guests. A further 80 guests for an evening reception with a buffet.

TABLE SETTINGS: Tall square Manhattan Martini vases filled with crystal pearls and burnt orange roses with diamante and pearl pins set on mirrored plates with tea lights, scattered diamantes and pearls, from Finishing Touches, Workington.

FAVOURS: Pearl and butterfly ivory detailed boxes with a crystal butterfly keyring for the ladies and a stack of chocolate casino chips and playing cards tied with orange ribbon for the men, made by Gaynor Davies, Ennerdale.

CAKE: A four-tier round cake of sponge and fruit decorated with large diamante brooches and pearls, from Gillian Marr, Mealsgate.

FIRST DANCE: This I Promise, Ronan Keating.

ENTERTAINMENT: The Naturalz, Cockermouth and Boogie Nights disco, Workington.

HONEYMOON: Las Vegas and Riviera Maya, Mexico.

PHOTOGRAPHER: David Warwick, Boogie Nights, Workington.

VIDEOGRAPHER: Pro-Cam, Workington.