Claire Spedding, 31, a support worker and Barry Lister, 34, a health and safety advisor, live in Egremont.

HOW THEY MET: Through a friend in 2008.

PROPOSAL: They didn’t get engaged – they just booked a wedding after 10 years together.

VENUE: Hundith Hill Hotel, Cockermouth.

BRIDE’S OUTFIT: A David Tutera dress from Blush Bridal with a veil borrowed from the bride’s cousin Georgina James.

HAIR & BEAUTY: Hair by Sophie Tomlinson and beauty by Karlie Marrs.

GROOMSMEN: Mally Caton was best man and ushers were Paul Caulfield, Mark Caulfield, Allan Finley, Thomas Watson and Stephen Lancaster.

BRIDESMAIDS: Joanna Spedding, Sarah Caulfield, Nadine Caulfield, Olivia Caulfield, Lisa Jones, Rachel Finley, Megan Carroll and the couple’s daughters Georgia, Denni and Kendall Lister.

FLOWERS: Flower Basket, Whitehaven supplied the flowers.

TRANSPORT: An open-top cream Beauford for the bride with a Daimler DS420 Landaulette for the bridesmaids.

RECEPTION: 103 guests attended the afternoon reception with a further 80 in the evening.

FAVOURS: Personalised Champagne glasses for the adults and personalised rabbits and Kinder egg for the children.

CAKE: A four-tier cake from The Muffin Top Boutique Bakery.

FIRST DANCE: In Case You Didn’t Know, Brett Young, was selected by the groom.

ENTERTAINMENT: Tony Pearce and the bride and groom surprised day guests with singing waiters.


PHOTOGRAPHER: Graeme Cameron Photography.

VIDEOGRAPHER: Pro Cam Peter Hoskin.

EXTRAS: Rheda Retreat filled birdcages with fresh flowers and supplied handmade table runners.