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Friday, 24 October 2014

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Rachel Anne Lamb and James Andrew Coates

Rachel Anne Lamb, 33, chartered tax advisor at Dodd & Co, Penrith and James Andrew Coates, 35, transport manager, live in Penrith

Rachel Lamb and James Coates wedding photo
Rachel Lamb and James Coates

HOW THEY MET: First met at Keswick School but were officially introduced by their best friends on a night out in Keswick in 2002.

PROPOSAL: Over a romantic meal during the August Bank Holiday, 2010.

VENUE: St John’s in the Vale Church, Castlerigg near Keswick.

THEME: Traditional country wedding.

BRIDE’S OUTFIT: A diamond white Maggie Sottero strapless satin gown with beaded embellishments asymmetrically wrapped around the dropped waist, finished with a gathered ballroom train, from I Do, Cockermouth.

GROOMSMEN: The groom’s friend Stuart Norris was best man and the bride’s brothers Stuart and David Lamb and nephew Mark Lamb were ushers.

Pageboys were Jonathan and Ryan Lamb, the bride’s nephews.

They wore Prince Edward morning suits in dark grey from Arnisons, Penrith.

BRIDESMAIDS: The bride’s nieces Rebecca, Siobhan, Nadia, Sarah and Clodagh Lamb were bridesmaids.

They wore Bordeaux Linzi Jay dresses from I Do.

FLOWERS: The bride carried a traditional bouquet of vandella and akito roses with lily of the valley, stephanotis, heather and lavender and the bridesmaids carried hand-tied posies of black baccara and purple roses mixed with herbs and gloriosa lilies, from Vine and Roses, Penrith.

JEWELLERY: The bride and groom had their rings made at The Necessary Angel, Keswick.

TRANSPORT: A 1957 Bentley from Cars of Distinction, Langwathby.

RECEPTION: The Langdale Chase Hotel, Windermere for a canapes and Pimms reception followed by a three-course wedding breakfast for 120 guests and evening reception for 160 guests.

TABLE SETTINGS: The tables had Italian cities as a theme and square vases of roses, gloriosa lilies and herbs.

FAVOURS: Chocolate truffles from Ye Olde Friars, Keswick for the adults and activity bags for the children.

CAKE: A four-tier cake of fruit, chocolate, vanilla sponge and coffee made by a family friend of the groom.

FIRST DANCE: Stand By Me, Ben E. King.

ENTERTAINMENT: Alison Horn played the harp during the church service and drinks reception and band the Emerald Thieves from the north east played during the evening reception.

Gemini Entertainment from Skelmersdale provided games and music for the children.

HONEYMOON: Sorrento and Rome in Italy.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Craig Dempster Photography, Glasgow.

VIDEOGRAPHER: Pro-Cam, Workington.

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