With mutual friends in common, Natalie Budziosz and Lee Harrison spent plenty of time together before their relationship grew into love.
“We had always got on really well as friends and almost 10 years after our first meeting… we realised we had more than just friendship feelings towards each other,” Natalie, 30, says.
Three years later, on the same week they moved into their first house together, Lee, 32, got down on one knee.
Sixteen months of planning led up to the Bury, Lancashire couple’s traditional wedding on September 2, 2016. They married in their local church – St Hilda’s – in front of 110 friends and family. One hundred and fifty guests joined in the evening celebrations, held at the elegant Lancashire Manor Hotel.
Natalie says the whole day went off without a hitch. “The weather held off for us and, for the arrival at the venue, the sunshine was on our side and we got some beautiful photos with smiles all round. Lee was more emotional than I was and that was really nice to see how much it meant to him.”
She adds, “We’re not the most romantic people in the world but we show our love for each other in other ways that are special to us.”
Photos courtesy of Shane Webber Photography.
Bridalwear by Emma Louise matched Natalie with this gorgeous princess style gown featuring sweetheart neckline and silver belt detailing.
Lee suited up in a blue check suit, waistcoat and white fatboy tie.
A traditional wedding calls for a classic car. Horgans Wedding Cars were chauffeurs for the day.
Natalie and her bridesmaids carried classic wedding posies of roses and baby’s breath.
Zara Cakes were called on to craft the couple’s four-tier wedding cake.
Bomboniere: DIY / Brides Accessories: Beaverbrook / Brides Gown: Bridalwear By Emma Louise, Ronald Joyce / Brides Shoes: Kurt Geiger / Bridesmaid Shoes: Own shoes / Bridesmaids Accessories: Their own / Bridesmaids Dresses: Bridalwear By Emma Louise, Sorella Vita / Cake: Zara Cakes / Celebrant: Fr. Chris McGrane / Ceremony Music: Church organist / Ceremony Venue: St. Hilda's Church / Entertainment: Joel Harding Entertainment / Flowergirl Dress: Monsoon / Flowers: Helen's Flowers / Grooms Attire: Swarbricks / Grooms Shoes: Swarbricks / Groomsmen Attire: Swarbricks / Groomsmen Shoes: Own shoes / Hair: Jenny Wade / Honeymoon: Trailfinders / Invitations: Hobbycraft, DIY / Lolly Buffet: DIY, Makro / Makeup: The Glambox / Pageboy Attire: Swarbricks / Photographer: Shane Webber Photography / Reception Venue: Lancashire Manor Hotel / Rings: Ernest Jones / Transport: Horgans Wedding Cars / Venue Decor: Various, DIY / Videographer: Dave Spink Photography / Wedding Night Venue: Lancashire Manor Hotel