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Andy and Michelle

Andy and Michelle

On 4th October 2014 Andy and Michelle tied the knot at Crosthwaite church, Lyth Valley and then celebrated with friends and family at Cragwood Country House Hotel, Windermere. Here they share their wedding day.

'The night before the wedding I stayed with the girls at a cottage about 5 minutes away from the church'.

' As we were getting ready I seemed to remember the rain was lashing down outside, but thankfully it had cleared by the time we got to the church, (as I was unintentionally a little late).'

'Following the service we went to the venue in a vintage car, were Andy and I shared some bubbles.'

'Once we were at the venue we had our pictures taken, wedding breakfast, and then speeches.'

'The theme of our day seemed to be simple, natural and traditional, by using dark raspberry as the colour theme we found it brought the décor together. In terms of the fine details, I made soy candles, tied with a personalised ribbon for the wedding favours which were great. We had a picture polaroid guest book which we loved. Most of my ideas came from the internet searches and blogs but I found that Pinterest was a really quick way to get your ideas together.'

'The evening seemed to come round really fast and once we cut the cake, we seemed to dance the night away. Our advice would be enjoy the planning because it can be so much fun, and when your wedding day arrives make the best every moment you can because it goes so fast.'

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Photography: Tiree Dawson

Church: Crosthwaite church, Lyth Valley

Reception venue: Cragwood Country House Hotel, Windermere

Flowers: Foristry by Carmen

Cake: MacDonald Cake Company, Dumbarton

Hair: Katie Simpson Hair

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