Christiane and Andy bonded over their love of sports and travelling

Christiane and Andy first laid eyes on each other at their local hockey club. “Despite knowing each other for four or five years, it was only after a summer of playing hockey together that we started to talk and spend time together,” says Christiane. “We love playing and watching sports and found we both had a sense of adventure and willingness to support each other to achieve our dreams.”

Andy popped the question in 2018. “Andy asked my dad for my hand in marriage which he found very touching,” shares the bride. “My poor ring had been on trips to the Lake District, a road trip around Ireland and numerous summer adventure without me knowing. In September, we went for a picnic on the beach, and he finally asked me to marry him. He managed to film the whole thing on his drone, which was a nice surprise.”

Christiane and Andrew's contacts

Ceremony venue, St Luke Slyne with Hest, www.achurchnearyou.com/church/11646 
Reception venue and catering, Abbey House Hotel, www.abbeyhousehotel.com 
Photographer, Ian Brookes Photography, www.ianbrookesphotography.co.uk 
Videographer, Alex Eyre Wedding Films, www.alexeyreweddings.co.uk 
Bride's dress, accessories and bridesmaids' dresses, Mears Ghyll Bridal Rooms, www.mearsghyll.co.uk 
Hair stylist, Jo and Cass, www.joandcass.com 
Make-up artist, Jo Coole Make-up, www.jocoolemakeup.com 
Groom's suit, Moss Bros, www.mossbros.co.uk 
Cake, The Bakery at No.4, www.thebakeryatnumberfour.co.uk
Flowers at reception venue, Brackens of Bowness, www.brackensofbowness.com 
Flowers at ceremony venue, Robinsons Florists, www.robinsonsflorists.co.uk 
Favours, Grasmere Gingerbread, www.grasmeregingerbread.co.uk 
Transport, People to Places, www.ptpuk.biz 
Stationery, Eaton Cards and Stationery, www.eatonstationery.co.uk 
Entertainment, Plain Folk, www.facebook.com/goodindeedfolk; The Relays, www.wedding-bands.co.uk/acts/the-relays 
Toastmaster
, George Phillips, www.gphillips.co.uk 
DJ, Danny Matthews Entertainment, www.facebook.com/dannymentertainment 
Choir at church, Blackburn Peoples Choir, www.blackburnpeopleschoir.org 
Gin favours, The Lake Distillery, www.lakesdistillery.com 
Crepe Cart, Sweets for my Sweet, www.sweetsformysweet.co.uk

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