Victoria and Grant tied the knot at the beautiful St Andrew's Church followed by a reception at The Coppermines.

Victoria Cochrane, 26, married Grant McKenna, 26, at St Andrew's Church in Coniston followed by a reception at The Coppermines on the 5th August, 2017.

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We both wanted to get married in a church and we adore the village of Coniston in Cumbria so as soon as we saw St Andrew's we knew it was perfect.


Rustic romance: Image 2aI ended up trying on around eight dresses, and I chose a style that was the complete opposite to what I originally wanted. Lucy from Lucy Alexander Bridal Boutique was amazing and she suggested a gown that she thought would look great on me – as soon as I put it on I knew it was the one.

Rustic romance: Image 2 The team at Posh Flowers were great. I showed them some pictures of blooms I liked and they created an arrangement that was exactly what I'd hoped for.


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We first visited The Coppermines in 2015 and we fell in love with it right away. We wanted to stretch our celebrations across the weekend so we arranged for our friends and family to stay in the on-site cottages. The owner, Phil, was so helpful he made sure we had everything we needed and he also suggested lots of wonderful suppliers.


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Grant wore a Ted Baker suit from Slaters Menswear while the groomsmen wore the same style but in a slightly lighter shade. I had my three best friends as my bridesmaids, they wore full-length sleeveless gowns. I told the girls they could all choose different styles but they ended up falling in love with the same dress!


Rustic romance: Image 5aWe decorated the venue with bunting, ladders, candles, signs, lanterns and flowers. For our centrepieces we used tree slices that my step-dad had cut down for us with hessian-wrapped jars filled with beautiful blooms.

Rustic romance: Image 5 Jay Adams did my make-up; I chose her as I wanted a natural look and she uses cruelty-free brands, which really appealed to me. I had Katie Tweedale style my hair as I had heard great things about her, she did a fabulous job and they both made me and my bridesmaids feel relaxed and beautiful.


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We ordered our big-day bake from Iceability; we chose a naked cake decorated with memory lane roses – it was delicious.


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I'd looked at lots of websites trying to find the perfect photographer. I'd already heard lots of people recommend Steve Hillman and as soon as we saw his work at a wedding fair we knew we had to book him. He understood what style we wanted and he captured lots of genuine and special moments from our big day. We'd highly recommend Steve, not only for his amazing photography skills but also his fun and friendly nature.


Rustic romance: Image 8aWe booked a magician called Joel Dickinson to keep everyone entertained, he was such a nice guy and our guests are still talking about him now!

Rustic romance: Image 8 We hired a band for the evening called the Shed Sessions and they also acted as a DJ in-between sets. We'd heard them the year before playing at a pub in Dalton and we booked them the very next day. They got everyone up on the dancefloor and created such a great atmosphere.


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For our entertainment we booked a saxophone quartet. Our guests loved hearing them as they arrived at the venue, they played a range of styles and sounded amazing.


Victoria and Grant's contact book

Shed Sessions

Bride's dress, veil and bridesmaids' dresses
Lucy Alexander Bridal Boutique

Bride's hair
Katie Tweedale Hair

Bride's make-up
Jaye Adams

Bride's shoes
Rachel Simpson Shoes


The Lake District Fish and Chip Company

Ceremony venue
St Andrew's Church

Flowers and venue styling
Posh Flowers

Groom and groomsmen's suits
Slaters Menswear

Guest accommodation
Waterhead Hotel

Ice Cream tricycle
The Alternative Guest

Joel Dickinson Magician

Mother-of-the-bride's outfit
Jacques Vert

Steve Hillman Photography

Reception venue, transport and guest accommodation
The Coppermines

Faye Lewis

Elinor Rose

Bluebird Tours