Another cross counties Lancashire and Yorkshire Wedding, no wars and definitely no red roses either!
The day started early at Jennifer and Matt’s house in Darwen, with the girls all quite calm when we arrived and dad keeping well out of the way reading the paper in their garden :) as the time ticked by the chaos heightened, as is always the case…it always seems like there’s so much time, and then there’s not!
Lancashire church wedding ceremony in Darwen
Matt arrived at church in style being chauffeured by the Saddleworth hotel’s Maserati and in plenty of time too, not quite so much as can be said fro the bride! Matt was surely getting a little nervous as Jennifer’s arrival twenty minutes after their twelve noon scheduled ceremony was just a bit more than fashionably late! St.Peter’s in Darwen is a great church, with a huge balcony, which meant any extra guests could still fit in and get a great view too :)
Slow vintage ride over the hills and far away!
The bridal party, some guests and me (Sara) were chauffeured to the venue by vintage double decker bus, a classy black and white bus from the Vintage bus hire company. By the end of the journey everyone knew each other as it was quite a long journey at about 25mph, but we got to see a fair bit of Lancashire on the way and all credit to this old bus on making it up and down all those hills! All back at The Saddleworth Hotel the glasses of Pimm’s and champagne flowed freely :)
Yorkshire partying and firework finale
Into the speeches a few technical hitches meant their MC and friend Danny had to ad-lib and keep the guests entertained, I think he enjoyed this too much, maybe it was him who nobbled the projector! As the coffees and yummy Belgian chocs came out everyone was entertained by Nik Turner, as great male vocalist, fantastic voice and later in the evening he performed a great set for the dancing to begin. The grand finale for the evening, apart from those gorgeous bacon buttes, was an amazing surprise firework display!
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Photography: Pixies in the Cellar
Venue: The Saddleworth Hotel
Flowers: Kelly Louise Flowers 0161 370 9681 / 07967 209037
Vintage Bus hire: Yorkshire Heritage Bus
Male Vocalist: Nik Turner