Fern and Ben both grew up in Ashington, a small mining village. “Our parents both live a street apart so we've have known of each other for many years,” says Fern. “But it wasn't until we had friends in common that we got better acquainted. We didn't have a typical first date – Ben used to walk me home after nights out and we would sit on the church wall and talk for a while.” Ben got down on one knee on the 26th October, 2013, after travelling back up north from Kent where he plays cricket for the county. “We were getting ready to go for a meal and drinks with his friends, as he hadn't been home following the season,” says Fern. “As he ushered me down to get our taxi, I turned the on the light in the living room and he was in there with the ring. Needless to say, it was a surprise.” The couple opted for a local ceremony at Holy Sepulchre Vicarage. Here, Fern tells us more about their special day...
Taylor from The Venue styled my hair and added a jewelled band. Laura at Salon 21 did my make-up and opted for an understated brown-hue on my eyes – it looked amazing.
I'd originally wanted a dress with long laced arms but felt this didn't suit me, the boutique owner suggested that I try this style and at first I was hesitant but so glad I did.
“We had a pianist play during the wedding breakfast and we also hired a magician who kept our younger guests entertained perfectly.” – Fern
My dad and I journeyed in a Beauford Convertible, which is also how Ben and I travelled to Linden Hall.
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