Mary Newport and Adam Strefford met at a school they were both teaching at, having found themselves in similar stages in life. “We found ourselves both separated, with a shared passion for art and creativity – and we both have the same sense of humour!” says Mary. “I loved Mary's bohemian-style, flair and love for life, we clicked immediately.” adds Adam.
Two years later, Adam proposed to Mary by the river in Chester.
“We'd been talking about it for a while but I know Mary hoped it would be sooner rather than later!” recalls Adam. The happy couple set the big date for the 3rd June, 2016. Their summer nuptials had a relaxed, intimate vibe with a backdrop for the gorgeous Delamere Manor.
Here, Mary tells us more about their special day...
Our tableplan was plant pots of lavender and daisies arranged on a rustic stepladder found in my barn. The guests' names were written on wooden heart pegs and were attached to twisted hazel.
The cake was made by my mother and I and was sat on a stand created from three log slices of varying heights.
My floor-length gown by Sweetheart was accessorised with a diamanté belt. I tried six on and this was number five, I knew as soon as I tried it on it was the one.
Adam wore a subtle checked suit with an aqua shirt and tie. While the best man, Adam's brother Guy, wore a suit and tie of his choice.
The Flower Room
Hair and make-up
Jody at Lynette Page
Clara Cooper Photography
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