Friend's introduction leads to wedding


Zoe Dawson, 23 and Graham Birkinshaw, 24, live in Aspatria

HOW THEY MET: Through a friend at the age of 16.

PROPOSAL: At home in August 2014.

VENUE: St Kentigern’s Church, Aspatria.

THEME: Navy and butterflies.

BRIDE’S OUTFIT: An ivory, strapless dress worn with a tiara.

GROOMSMEN: Andrew Storey, groom’s best friend, was best man and Craig Holt, brother-in-law, and Jacob Holt, nephew, were ushers. They all wore suits from Matalan.

BRIDESMAIDS: Emily Baker, bride’s best friend, wore a dress from Quiz. Molly Birkinshaw and Annie Birkinshaw, the couple’s daughters, and Lucy Nawrockyj, niece, were flower girls.

FLOWERS: By Forrester Flowers.

TRANSPORT: A seven-seat Daimler supplied by Highams Wedding Services.

RECEPTION: A reception for 130 guests at Aspatria Rugby Club.

TABLE SETTINGS: Navy, butterflies and candles. Chair covers and table cloths were supplied by Finishing Touches of Workington.

CATERING: Liz Brough supplied the catering.

FIRST DANCE: Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran.

ENTERTAINMENT: Matthew Turnbull Entertainment.

HONEYMOON: Edinburgh.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Stephen Rowell Photography.

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