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Thursday, 21 August 2014

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Amy Sessford and Mark Beverley

Amy Sessford, 25, customer advisor and Mark Beverley, 27, self employed joiner, live in Abbeytown

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All smiles for the wedding of Amy Sessford and Mark Beverley, which took place at St Cuthbert’s Church, Plumbland. The happy couple showed their sense of fun be including by including a rugby ball, a rugby pitch themed cake and a saw in their celebrations

HOW THEY MET: On a night out with friends in Cockermouth in 2005.

PROPOSAL: Over a kissing gate while walking their dog Alfie in Abbeytown on April 21 2009. Mark first proposed with a packet of Love Heart sweets and then with the engagement ring.

VENUE: St Cuthbert’s Church, Plumbland.

THEME: Relaxed country theme with pearls and hearts.

BRIDE’S OUTFIT: A Naomi Neoh oyster pink dress with French corded lace bodice, gathered soft silk chiffon skirt finished with sash and pale pink corsage and an oyster pink lace edged floor length veil from The Bespoke Wardrobe, Danbury, Essex.

GROOMSMEN: The groom’s friend Edward Thompson was best man. Ushers were the bride’s brother Colin Sessford, Lee Tinnion, Mark Rooke, Gary Harrison and Ross Pattinson. The groom’s nephews Matthew Irving and Peter Meyers were pageboys.

They wore Prince Edward suits with ivory waistcoats and ties, from Threads of Whitehaven.

BRIDESMAIDS: The bride’s friend Sarah Eilbeck was chief bridesmaid. Anneka Mounsey, Jennie Wilkinson, Kim Raper and Helen Wilson were bridesmaids. The groom’s nieces Katie Irving and Evie Myers were flower girls. They wore dresses by Dessy, from Capricorn, Carlisle.

FLOWERS: The bride carried a bouquet of pink peonys from Fearon Flowers, Workington.

TRANSPORT: An Audi Quattro, mini bus from Brayton Domain Garage, Aspatria, VW camper van and VW Passat.

RECEPTION: A marquee from Bakerwood by the sea at the groom’s mum and dad’s house in Mawbray for a champagne, pimms and canapes reception for 160 guests and a further 140 guests in the evening for a hog roast and Cumberland sausage barbecue.

TABLE SETTINGS: Bird cages from Gardenalia filled with cream and pink hydrangeas and peonys from Fearon Flowers, name places were pebbles with names written on, small heart and glass candle holders and hearts with pearls hung on the back of the chairs.

FAVOURS: Little bottles of Port for the men, small birdcages filled with sugared almonds for the women and sugared mice and a book for the children.

CATERING: Canapes by Annette Gibbons, Cumbria On a Plate and hog roast by Richard Lindsey, Cockermouth.

CAKE: A three-tier fruit cake with pink ribbon and fresh peonys on top with pearls and a novelty sponge cake of a rugby field with a little Aspatria rugby man to imitate the groom, made by the mother of the bride Audrey.

FIRST DANCE: Bed of Roses, Bon Jovi.

ENTERTAINMENT: Charlie Maudling of Good Vibrations, Whitehaven. The bride arranged for a Thriller dance as a surprise for the groom, featuring the groom’s rugby friends, the groom’s sister and the bride’s friends who spent three months preparing with Cheryl Andrews of Popsters and Cheerstarz Dance School, Whitehaven.

HONEYMOON: San Francisco, Las Vegas and Santa Monica.

PHOTOGRAPHER: The bride’s cousin Emma Brough.

Photographs taken on the beach by Harringtons of Penrith.

VIDEOGRAPHER: Harringtons of Penrith.

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