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Gillian Chadwick and Wayne Johnston

Gillian Chadwick, 36, fundraiser for Hospice at Home West Cumbria and Wayne Johnston, 38, manufacturing manager, Sellafield, live in Bransty, Whitehaven.

Gillian Chadwick and Wayne Johnston photo
Gillian Chadwick and Wayne Johnston

HOW THEY MET: On a night out in Whitehaven in April 2006.

PROPOSAL: At Blacksmiths Restaurant in Bigrigg in March 2009.

VENUE: Trout Hotel, Cockermouth.

THEME: Vintage and lace.

BRIDE’S OUTFIT: A corded lace dress by Sincerity with a cathedral-length train from Country Dreams Bridal, Carlisle. The dress was altered by Lynn Hardman of Seaton, who made a floor-length bow and sash and also a matching handbag and freshwater pearl hair jewellery.

Gillian borrowed her veil from friend Collette Thwaites.

GROOMSMEN: The groom’s son Adam Johnston was best man.

The bride and groom’s nephews Aidan and Freddie Cleland and William Southward, were pageboys and wore cream suits from Little Angels, Workington.

The bride and groom’s friends Lisa and Barry Penrice were ushers.

The groomsmen wore Peter Posh suits from Well Suited, Cockermouth.

BRIDESMAIDS: The groom’s daughter Gemma Johnston was chief bridesmaid and the bride’s cousin’s daughter Abbie Rudd was bridesmaid. They wore sunshine-coloured dresses by Alfred Angelo from Bridal House, Maryport.

Gillian was given away by her best friend Nicola Kitchen who wore a Dessy dress from Capricorn Bridal, Carlisle.

FLOWERS: The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of vanilla and ilios roses and white lilac from Floral Design in Workington and the bridesmaids carried smaller versions.

TRANSPORT: An Audi A4 Cabriolet driven by the bride’s friend Lisa Harrison.

The bride and groom surprised the day guests by putting on a stretch limousine to transport them to the evening reception.

RECEPTION: Trout Hotel, Cockermouth for a champagne and canape reception for 60 guests followed by a four-course meal.

An evening reception was held at the Saints Room, Cockermouth for 120 guests and buffet.

TABLE SETTINGS: Flowers to match the bride’s bouquet on the top table from Floral Design, Workington and flowers for the tables by the Trout Hotel.

The table names were passes in the Lake District.

FAVOURS: Individual cupcakes in boxes which were also name tags, made by family friend Noreen Woolaghan.

The children received a goody bag to keep them occupied.

CATERING: Treats of Workington provided the buffet at the evening reception.

CAKE: A three-tier lace fruit cake to match the bride’s dress made by Ann Bulloch, Sandwith.

FIRST DANCE: Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol.

ENTERTAINMENT: Caricaturist John Coward from Newcastle during the day and Boogie Nights disco provided the evening entertainment.


PHOTOGRAPHER: Karen Jones Photography.



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