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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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Michaela Butler and Arron Murray

Michaela Butler, 29, staff nurse and Arron Murray, 24, sales consultant, of Westlinton, Carlisle.

Michaela Butler and Arron Murray wedding photo
Michaela Butler and Arron Murray

HOW THEY MET: Four years ago at Carlisle Rugby Club while watching a Rugby World Cup match.PROPOSAL: At Langley Castle in February 2010.

VENUE: A civil ceremony at Langley Castle followed by a blessing in the private chapel on New Year’s Eve.

THEME: Christmas red and ivory and New Year crystals with guests in black tie and Scottish kilts.

BRIDE’S OUTFIT: An ivory, silk strapless dress by Maggie Sottero with crystal and pearl detail on the bodice, a full tulle skirt sprinkled with crystals and a silk overskirt embellished with silk roses, from Country Dreams Bridal, Carlisle.

GROOMSMEN: The groom’s best friend Mark Allan was best man and ushers were Oliver Butler, Richard Liddle, Darren Nicholls and John Warwick.

They wore Edwardian suits with Bordeaux cravats and champagne waistcoats from Country Dreams Bridal.

BRIDESMAIDS: The bride’s sister Tanya Butler and best friends Lauren Temple and Claire Harris were bridesmaids.

They wore red Maggie Sottero strapless full-length dresses from Country Dreams Bridal.

The bride and groom’s daughter Madeleine was flower girl and wore an ivory ankle-length dress with flowered hem piped in red from Little Angels, Workington.

FLOWERS: The bride carried a bouquet of red roses with crystals by Morag Braidwood of Flowers by Design, Scotby.

RECEPTION: Langley Castle for a champagne reception with canapes followed by a wedding breakfast for 100 guests and evening reception and buffet for 150 guests.

TABLE SETTINGS: Rugby-themed table names, cross-stitched place names made by the brides’s mother Jan and tall Martini glasses filled with gel beads, avalanche roses, white gladioli and anthurium by Flowers by Design.

FAVOURS: A donation was made to the Eden Valley Hospice in lieu of favours.

CAKE: A three-tier chocolate cake decorated with white chocolate cigars and white chocolate trailing roses by Gillian Marr of Celebration Cakes.

FIRST DANCE: Rule the World, Take That, which was played on their first date.

ENTERTAINMENT: Majestic Nights Disco, Hexham.

HONEYMOON: Five weeks in New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Precious Portraits.

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