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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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Alexa Danielle Gartland and Liam Aplin

Alexa Danielle Gartland, 29, owner of Alexa Danielle Hairdressing, Workington and Liam Aplin, 34, self-employed builder, live in Dearham

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The wedding of Alexa Gartland and Liam Aplin

HOW THEY MET: First met in Kendal nine years ago when they were both working there but didn’t get together until 2006 when Alexa attended Liam’s sister Carly’s 21st birthday party.

PROPOSAL: Liam proposed in Covent Garden, London on June 28 2008.

VENUE: St Mungo’s Parish Church, Dearham, Maryport.

THEME: Vintage country garden party in ivory and black.

BRIDE’S OUTFIT: An Arabesque gown by Ian Stuart and cathedral-length veil covered in crystals from Marrime, Kendal and crystal tiara by Polly Edwards from Mia Bridal, Carlisle.

GROOMSMEN: The groom’s friends Bruce Nelson and Scott Airey were best men. Ushers were the groom’s friends Nathan Evans and Joey Postelthwaite and the bride’s brother Jordan Gartland.

The bride’s nephew Max Gartland was a pageboy and wore a three piece shorts suit by Pretty Original from Great Expectations, Maryport.

BRIDESMAIDS: The bride’s sister Sophia Gartland was chief bridesmaid. The groom’s sisters Carly and Shelley Aplin, the bride’s sister-in-law Lucy Gartland, and the bride’s friends Colleen and Michelle Quigley were bridesmaids. They wore ivory knee-length dresses by Raylia from Marrime, Kendal.

The bride’s niece Mia Gartland and cousin’s daughters Madison and Taylah Batson were flower-girls and wore ballerina-style ivory dresses from Marrime, Kendal.

Corsages from Ian Stuart were added to all the dresses to complement the bride’s gown.

FLOWERS: The bride carried a bouquet of gypsophila with diamante from Bloomsbury, Carlisle.

TRANSPORT: A black Bentley and coaches for guests from Reay’s Coaches, Wigton and a black Hummer from 1st Class Limousines, Penrith.

RECEPTION: A Victorian marquee at Winder Hall Country House Hotel, Lorton, Cockermouth for a champagne reception with canapes and wedding breakfast for 120 guests and bacon sandwiches and chips in the evening.

TABLE SETTINGS: Ivory napkins folded into an open fan shape with an ivory avalanche rose inside, an ivory ribbon tied around one end and an ivory luggage label threaded into the ribbon used as a name tag.

CAKE: Ivory, white and glitter four-tier round cake from Don’t Forget The Cake, Bury.

FIRST DANCE: Slide Away, Oasis.

ENTERTAINMENT: Harpist Harriet Lamb and opera singer Kate Postelthwaite, from St Bees. Kate learnt Hallelujah and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face specially for the wedding and sang Ave Maria by Schubert in the church.

Band Camp from Cockermouth at the evening reception and a fireworks display by 21st Century Fireworks, Darlington at the end of the evening.

HONEYMOON: Marbella, Spain.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Paul Mortimer Photography, Carlisle.

VIDEOGRAPHER: Stuart Groves, Aperture Photography, Carlisle.

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