Popped the question at Paolo Nutini concert


Rachel Blackburn, 45, targeted support worker and Mark Stephenson, 44, support worker, live in Silloth

HOW THEY MET: Through an internet dating site in May 2014.

PROPOSAL: At a Paolo Nutini concert in Manchester 2014.

VENUE: The Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle

BRIDE’S OUTFIT: An ivory dress by Organza worn with an ivory, pearl and crystal scatter veil by Carousel, both from Wedding Warehouse, Carlisle.

GROOMSMEN: Mark Coles, a schoolfriend of the groom, was best man. The bridegroom and best man wore slim-fit blue suits with ivory waistcoats from Greenwoods.

BRIDESMAIDS: Amanda Edmondson, bride’s daughter; Bronwyn Fearon, bride’s niece, and Lucy Fearon, also bride’s niece, were bridesmaids and wore damson dresses from BHS.

FLOWERS: A hand-tied bouquet in cream and blue for the bride by the bride’s friend, Lucy Stevens, at Pedal Pushers, Stewarton House, Pelutho.

RECEPTION: An afternoon reception for 58 day guests at the Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle, with an additional 50 guests for the evening reception.

FAVOURS: Ferrero Rocher chocolates.

CAKE: A three-tier chocolate cake, covered in 190 Maltesers, 274 chocolate fingers and one Rolo.

FIRST DANCE: All of Me, John Legend.


HONEYMOON: Sorrento, Italy.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Stephen Rowell Photography.

OTHER INFORMATION: Reece Edmondson, the bride’s son, walked her into the wedding.

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