Katie and Andy got married in their home village of Lymm, Cheshire. Katie and Andy are both big parts of the community and do lots of charity work, so it made sense to keep the wedding as local as possible. They hired their local parish centre, added a marquee and lots of DIY details and had the best day celebrating!


Here's what Katie and Andy had to say before the big day: 


How did you two meet?

On! We each signed up, then within a couple of days we'd started talking, met for a drink, then fell in love over a shared passion for scones and Agatha Christie.


Describe the proposal:

We were visiting Lake Windermere with the Bride's family for her father's 60th birthday. Andy had asked Norman and Elaine if they would mind if he proposed whilst we were all there. So whilst going over the Lake on one of the steamer boats, Andy (after much efforts to get Katie to stand up and look the other way) got down on one knee and asked the all-important question - "How about it?!"


What is your favourite and/or special thing about your venue?

My favourite thing is how we are able to have so many of our loved ones with us for our wedding day. We are both very involved with our local community, so celebrating our marriage at a local venue is perfect for us.


Any details of note about your big day? For example, any DIY decor you've made, if your wedding has a 'theme', a special first dance:

We have made most of the bunting ourselves, with help from our friends and family. My Auntie will be doing our flower arrangements at the church and the venue, as well as the Bride and Bridesmaid's bouquets.


What are you most looking forward to about your wedding (apart from getting married!)?

I can't wait to have all the people we love to be celebrating with us, sounds so cheesy but seeing people you love having a great time is the best feeling there can be.


And their day went a bit like this....


Katie got ready at her family home in Lymm and the house was filled with memories and laughter. It was lovely to photograph Katie in her childhood bedroom, with the help of her best friend, mum and sister. Katie did her own make-up and did such a gorgeous job of it! 



The ceremony took place their local church and was filled to the rafters! It was a beautiful ceremony, full of so much love and lots of cheer. After the ceremony, the couple mingled with their guests, which was the perfect time for us to get some candid photos and then a big confetti shot. The guests jumped on Katie and Andy's friends' land train to head down the road to the reception venue whilst I took some portraits of the happy couple by Lymm damn. 



My second shooter Becki headed straight to photograph Lymm Parish Centre. They had decorated it so beautifully with lots of paper decorations, bunting, flowers and photographs. Drinks were laid out in glass drinks dispensers and afternoon tea was served shortly after the bride and groom arrived. The speeches were fantastic, with lots of embarrassing stories. 



The lovely thing about DIY weddings is that the schedule can be quite fluid. The sun was far too bright to do the group photos earlier in the day, so we headed into the field after the afternoon tea. We headed for the shade so we were able to get the group photos without anyone squinting! The guests then enjoyed lots of time to hang-out on the haybales and enjoy their drinks in the last of the sunshine. 


The celeidh was held in the parish centre and was so much fun! I think they are my favourite evening entertainment to photograph - everyone always laughs so much! Photographing this Lymm wedding was an absolute honour, thank you so much for having me Katie and Andy.


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