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.
I 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.
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.
We 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.
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.
We 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!
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.
Bride's dress, veil and bridesmaids' dresses
Lucy Alexander Bridal Boutique
Katie Tweedale Hair
Rachel Simpson Shoes
The Lake District Fish and Chip Company
St Andrew's Church
Flowers and venue styling
Groom and groomsmen's suits
Ice Cream tricycle
The Alternative Guest
Joel Dickinson Magician
Steve Hillman Photography
Reception venue, transport and guest accommodation