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Friday, 29 August 2014

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Emma Wrathall and Steven John Relph

Emma Wrathall, 25, works for her family’s holiday centre in Silloth and Steven John Relph, 30, works for Cumbria Constabulary and is a retained firefighter, live in Wigton

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Emma Wrathall and Steven John Relph

HOW THEY MET: Met six years ago at a garden party organised by the bride’s friend’s sister.

PROPOSAL: On a skiing holiday in March 2010 in Italy. Steven proposed on the last day of the holiday while visiting Verona.

VENUE: St Mungo’s Church, Bromfield, Wigton. The bride was given away by her grandfather Eric Stanwix Snr.

THEME: Vintage lace, dusky pink, silver and butterflies.

BRIDE’S OUTFIT: An ivory fishtail dress with beaded lace and full tulle bottom from The Wedding Warehouse, Carlisle.

GROOMSMEN: David Jackson, Michael Benson and Stephen Watson were best men.

Ushers were David Warrick, Kevin Wallace, George Woodburn, Chris Murdock and Ian Carruthers.

The groom’s nephew Aaron John Laws was pageboy.

They wore grey tailed suits, ivory waistcoats and dusky pink cravats with rose button holes, from Tom Little, Maryport.

BRIDESMAIDS: The bride’s sister Amanda Carter and best friends Anna Crawford, Angela Irving and Karolyne Gibson were bridesmaids.

They wore dusky pink strapless A line full length dresses with lace over the ivory bodice from The Wedding Warehouse, Carlisle.

The bride’s niece Olivia Mae Carter and the groom’s niece Ava Hannah Laws were flower girls and wore ivory dresses with pink roses from BHS.

TRANSPORT: A red double decker vintage bus supplied by Cumbria Classic Coaches, Ravenstonedale, Kirby Stephen.

Usher David Warwick had the duty of being the bus conductor and handed out tickets to all the guests which were personalised with the names of the bride and groom and the wedding date.

RECEPTION: A wedding breakfast for 130 guests at the Greenhill Hotel, Wigton followed by and evening reception and buffet for a further 100 guests.

TABLE SETTINGS: Large Martini glasses on mirrors filled with lights and gel and finished with floating candles.

Tables were scattered with rose petals.

All from Finishing Touches, Workington.

All of the tables were names after Liverpool football players.

FAVOURS: Hand-made butterfly cards with ‘love in the mist’ seeds for the guests to plant, hand-made by the groom’s sister Tracy Relph.

CAKE: A round three-tier ivory cake made of chocolate sponge decorated with pink/ivory roses and butterflies.

An additional cake was made in the design of Liverpool Football Club.

Both cakes made by family friend Kath Dale.

FIRST DANCE: Ever I Saw Your Face, Stereophonics.

ENTERTAINMENT: Five piece band Room 101 from Carlisle.

HONEYMOON: Alton Towers and Chester followed by Morocco, all organised as a surprise by the groom.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Harringtons of Penrith.

VIDEOGRAPHER: Harringtons of Penrith.

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