A COUPLE has tied the knot in a popular Cumbrian spot, celebrating their love in a classic autumn wedding.
On November 19, at the Daffodil Hotel and Spa in Grassmere, Sara Thompson, 41, a school cleaner, and Michael Hawkrigg, 51, who works for Sellafield Limited, tied the knot in an elegant wedding.
The couple living on Moor Row got engaged after Michael was struggling to think of a Christmas present for Sara, when he asked, Sara simply said, “A ring!”
Sara said, “I wonder what this year will bring me.”
Sara’s dress was from Essence of Australia at Blush Bridal Boutique and Michael’s suit was from Charles Menswear in Whitehaven. Sara’s hair was done by Chere Adair’s mobile hair salon in Whitehaven and her makeup was done by Hello Beautiful Salon, also in Whitehaven.
The venue’s design was handled by Grace and Annie’s event stylists. The cake was from the bakery at number 4 Ambleside.
The favors at the wedding were love keys and cupcakes. The flowers were from Lily Lous of Ambleside and the entertainment was provided by Pop up and Play in Workington.
Attendees include Wilson Mccluskey, son of the bride, Carl Cunningham, nephew of the bride, John Burns, brother of the bride, Anne Hawkrigg of Inkerman Terrace, mother of the groom and the two pages, TJ Morgan and Denzel Morgan.
The bridesmaid was Victoria Taylor. Bridesmaids include Courtney Taylor, Lisa Burns, the bride’s sister, Taylor Wardle, the bride’s daughter, and Stephanie Roberts.
Lily May Taylor, Faith Louise Taylor, and Aubrie Pearl were the flower girls. All the girls’ dresses were from Chi Chi of London.
The first dance song was Rhianna – Lift Me Up when Sara and Michael said “they both love it”.
R and J Media captured video footage, but Sara was lucky as she won an online contest and landed a free photo session with Different Angle Photography, which means it was less of an expense!
Sara and Michael went on their honeymoon before the wedding to Gran Canaria and hope to get away again next year.
Sara and Michael said: “The sun shone on 19th November at the Daffodil Hotel and Spa in Grasmere. The bride and groom would like to thank all friends and family for making it a perfect weekend after a difficult year.” .
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