One year to the day after becoming boyfriend and girlfriend, Lucy Gater and Andrew Burgess became something more.
“I would love to say it was a completely romantic proposal that knocked her socks off! But the reality was I couldn’t wait. I sent Lucy an anniversary card with the important question written inside, when she read it and looked up there I was behind the card, ring in hand,” Andrew, 34, says.
“Just a few days later we found out that we were expecting our first child, Maddison, who arrived in January 2011, two years later we had another beautiful baby boy named Alfie in July 2013. Now our family was complete we felt it was time to set a date for the big day.”
The Newcastle-under-Lyme couple chose March 20, 2016 for their vintage wedding, held at the rustic barn at The Ashes in Endon, Staffordshire, with 120 friends and family watching on.
Andrew and Lucy, 34, describe their big day as “magical”.
“It was everything we dreamed of when we began planning,” Andrew says.
“Our family and friends still comment on what an amazing day it was, we wouldn’t have changed a thing.”
Photos courtesy of One Little Daisy.
The couple’s rings were sourced from Goldsmiths.
Andrew wore a three-piece blue lounge suit from Platt’s Menswear and Formal Hire.
The couple chose a three-tier floral lace cake from Tickety Boo Cakes.
Bomboniere: Homemade / Brides Accessories: Borrowed earrings / Brides Gown: The Bridal Lounge - Newcastle-under-Lyme, Phil Collins Bridal / Brides Shoes: Love Lane Boutique / Bridesmaid Shoes: Debenhams / Bridesmaids Accessories: Pandora, Monsoon / Bridesmaids Dresses: The Bridal Lounge - Newcastle-under-Lyme / Cake: Tickety Boo Cakes / Ceremony Music: Playlist / Entertainment: Sound Solutions DJ / Flowergirl Dress: Monsoon / Flowers: Topiary Tree Florist / Grooms Attire: Platt's Menswear & Formal Hire / Grooms Shoes: Platt's Menswear & Formal Hire / Groomsmen Attire: Mrs Bowtie / Groomsmen Shoes: Platt's Menswear & Formal Hire / Hair: Sallyannes Hair Salon / Honeymoon: Dominican Republic / Invitations: Norma & Dorothy / Lolly Buffet: Handmade / Makeup: Gabrielle Whittaker MUA / Pageboy Attire: Platt's Menswear & Formal Hire / Photographer: One Little Daisy / Rings: Goldsmiths / Venue: The Ashes / Venue Decor: DIY / Wedding Planner: The Ashes