Vanessa & Sean

It was a very special Easter Monday for Sean & Vanessa, over 16 years of dating and they were finally getting married! Despite a few raindrops there was nothing that could dampen the cheer on their wedding day!

I met Vanessa in the morning at her parents house surrounded by highly excitable bridesmaids and their blackberries! With a purple colour scheme the bridesmaids looked so pretty, Vanessa had a bespoke handmade gown that was as light as a feather and set off with a stunning brooch around her waist. All the flowers were made by Vanessa’s talented mother who joked that there were no flowers left in West Yorkshire! White roses, orchids, and  freesias looked amazing against the dresses.

Paul meanwhile was with Sean and the men having a final drink in the pub down the road before they walked up to St Mary’s Church in Mirfield. The church was adorned with flowers and looked truly spectacular.

Vanessa arrived in a cream Beauford with her Dad and the bridesmaids not far behind in another vintage car. The ceremony was amazing with lovely personal readings – I particularly liked the reading from Winnie the Pooh!

After the ceremony guests feasted on tea and cakes in the village hall before the reception at the Lakeside Restaurant in Heckmondwike. We arrived at the restaurant to find yet more amazing floral displays and cute table centrepieces of flowers and sweets, tables were named after popular children’s TV programmes. We were lucky to have a break in the rain for a stroll around the lake with the happy couple for some photographs in amongst some interesting topiary trees!

The speeches were both funny and emotional – it was clear just how much they both mean to each other. Its a testament to how caring they both are that they gave us a thank you present in their speeches as our son Stanley arrived just 5 days before their wedding! Thank you so much for this – its lovely 🙂

As the sun set guests finished off their Sean & Vanessa quizzes and moved outside to set off some chinese wish lanterns (notes for the future – do not stand down wind of them!) Guests moved back indoors to hit the dancefloor in style – we left some of the children swinging each other around very enthusiastically!

We wish the happy couple lots of love and happiness for the future – despite everything life has thrown at you we could not hope to meet such happy, positive, loving people – right time to stop before I start blubbing! xxx

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