When I first met Lizzie and Paul at Padley Gorge in the Peak District for their engagement session I knew that the the  great outdoors was going to be the focus of their wedding planning . Both are lovers of global travel with Paul even choosing to propose on top of a mountain whilst on a skiing trip. So, it was no surprise that  their wedding day was to take place firstly in a country village church and then at Paul’s parents farm in East Yorkshire.

Bridal prep started  at South Cave Hotel next door to the church with us all spending the morning dancing, singing and drinking champagne. At just before 12:30 a vintage campervan came to take Lizzie and her bridal party to the church. I’ll never forget them all excitedly singing their hearts out to “going to the chapel and we are going to get married”

Now, not many couples can say that they were married by a vicar who is a life long friend of the family and had made the trip specially from down south to tir the knot  for them. Because he knew them so well there was lots funny stories to tell, which made it lots of fun and I can honestly say we all laughed so much that our chuckle muscles hurt !

After Lizzie and Paul were married,  it was short drive to the family farm in East Yorkshire and wow! What a beautiful location! The farm is  surrounded by miles and miles of beautiful rolling Yorkshire countryside, the prefect location for their wedding reception.

Lizzie and Paul opted for a huge marquee in the garden for the reception and filled it with lots and lots of handmade touches that focused  on their love of travelling. The most touching gesture however was the cake which was made by Lizzie’s dad and iced/decorated by her bridesmaid. Not only did her Dad bake the cake but he made all the desserts as well! As there were several choices, he must have been baking for days!  A special mention at this point must  must  go to the outside caterers Nab’s Nosh who provided the starters/ main courses and  kept the entire bridal party well feed and watered.

The wedding day ended with lots of dancing to the live band, singing (Lizzie even sang a special song she had written for her husband Paul) and drinking. I can honestly say I’ve never seen as many Jaggerbombs drunk in one evening, ever! LOL! Even Gran had one!

I would like to finish by saying “ Congratulations  Mr and Mrs Gaughan ! Wishing you both a life time of happiness and more travelling together!