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Posted by Melissa Barker on 8 October 2021
Harry proposed during a holiday to Berlin. "We were on our way to a Liam Gallagher concert in March 2018," shares the bride. "It was in front of the cathedral and was wonderfully romantic."
"Our ceremony venue, Hurstwood Church was just five minutes from our home, and our family attend regularly, so it's personal to us," explains Hannah. "Afterwards, we went to our local pub, the Kettledrum Inn. We had planned a huge wedding twice, but COVID-19 kept changing our plans, so in the end, we decided to stick to somewhere local, and it couldn't have been more perfect. The food was fabulous, and everyone enjoyed it."
For their favours, Hannah's mum created small bottles of homemade damson and raspberry gin accompanied by key-shaped bottle openers and labels decorated with claret ribbons.
The bride's friend made their wedding cake. "Katie has her own company called Sugar Coates, so we asked her to make our big-day bake," says Hannah. "It was a naked cake with a rustic topper and made up of our favourite flavours; carrot and Victoria sponge."
The bride and her father travelled to the church in a classic car from Malvern Wedding Cars. "The vehicle then took Harry and me to the reception venue," shares the bride. "It tied in perfectly with our theme and looked great in the photographs."
"I wore a classic ivory dress from a boutique in Colne, Lancashire called Ava Rose Hamilton," explains Hannah. "I would recommend them to anybody! They had a wide range of beautiful gowns, and the friendly staff made it a lovely experience."
Harry and the groomsmen chose Cavani tweed navy suits with flat caps from The Mensroom. "The groomsmen had claret ties, and Harry opted for a blue version," recalls the bride. "They looked like they'd just stepped out of Peaky Blinders."
The bridesmaids chose gorgeous one-shoulder dresses from Krisp.
"Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we couldn't have the band that we originally planned, so we organised a quiz instead," reveals Hannah. "It had pictures of all the married couples in our families, and the aim was to guess the year. We also had a great playlist and plenty of dancing in our little bubble."
Hannah and Harry had the perfect wedding. "Although it's a cliché, it was the best day of our lives," Hannah adds. "We loved how intimate the day felt and that everyone had a great time. There was lots of drinking, singing, outdoor dancing, and it was amazing just being together with our closest friends and family after so long apart."
"My dad pre-arranged to stop off for a pint on the way to the church in the wedding car, leaving Harry waiting anxiously for half an hour," says the bride. "At the reception, my mum spilt red wine all over my dad's speech! This delayed the speeches a bit while it dried out!"
"For our honeymoon, we went to Windermere for six nights," shares Hannah. "We loved it and had a wonderful time together."