How do you know when you’ve found “the one”?
According to this bride, it’s “when you have been together for almost 10 years, but it feels like yesterday when you first met, and you can’t remember a time without them.”
Lauren Murphy married her beau Graeme Wright, both 28, on July 4, 2015 — Independence Day. They chose Bolton School for their ceremony and reception with 70 guests for its locality and friendly staff. “Our wedding was set in a unique venue, with the most enthusiastic suppliers coming together to ensure we had the day of our dreams,” smiles Lauren.
The couple took two years to plan the special day, making sure everything was just right. “That included making lots of the finishing touches ourselves, such as the favours and metres and metres of bunting ,” explains the bride.
But despite the effort they went to, Lauren warns other brides not to get too caught up in the details. “You spend months and months obsessing over every little detail, and on the day things pass by in such a blur,” she says.
The pair spent their first few weeks as newlyweds in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Photos courtesy of Tim Emmerton Photography.
Dapper Graeme wore traditional black tails from Slaters.
The couple hired magician Danny Jewel to keep guests “enthralled” throughout the day.
Photographer Tim Emmerton produced “a record of our wedding day that we’ll treasure forever,” praises the bride.
Bomboniere: Haribo / Brides Accessories: Rocks for Frocks / Brides Gown: Charlotte Balbier, 7th Heaven / Brides Shoes: Charlotte Mills / Bridesmaid Shoes: Own / Bridesmaids Accessories: Rocks for Frocks / Bridesmaids Dresses: Coast / Cake: Victoria Cakes / Caterer: Bolton School Services Ltd / Ceremony Music: Organist / Entertainment: Jukebox Band, Danny Jewel Magician / Flowergirl Dress: Little Mistress / Flowers: Flower Design / Gift Registry: John Lewis / Grooms Attire: Slaters / Grooms Shoes: Ted Baker / Groomsmen Attire: Slaters / Groomsmen Shoes: Own shoes / Hair: The Bridal Make-Up Team / Honeymoon: Kuoni / Invitations: By Invitationly / Makeup: The Bridal Make-Up Team / Photographer: Tim Emmerton Photography / Rings: David Burns the Jewellers / Transport: St. Leonard's Car Hire / Venue: Bolton School Services Ltd / Venue Decor: Classique / Wedding Night Venue: Bolton Whites