Childhood friends, Deborah and Joe, tied the knot in a romantic ceremony at her childhood church

Deborah and Joe have been friends since they were nine years old. “We went to high school and college together,” says Deborah. “We had lots of mutual friends and started to meet up when we were both at university and enjoyed spending time together.”

Joe proposed at their home seven months after they moved in. “He wanted to take me on a walk, but I was being grumpy and didn’t want to go,” shares the bride. “He decided to surprise me by asking me at home instead.”

Deborah and Joe's contacts

Ceremony venue, Hurst Green and the Parish of Aighton, 
Photographer, Two For Joy Photography, 
Bride's dress and veil, Lulu Browns Bridal Boutique, 
Dress alterations, Legend Bridal Designs, 
Groom's suit, Menswear@Amelias, 
Bridesmaids' dresses, Amelia's Bridal Boutique, 
Hair stylist, Sorella Hair – Samantha, 
Make-up artist, Made Up By Ellé, 
Flowers, The Flower Girls, Whalley, 
Stationery printing, Birtwells Trade Print, 
Venue styling, The Big White Events Company,
Entertainment, Alex Birtwell Wedding Entertainment, 
Day catering, Nomad Catering by James Brown, 
Evening catering, The Friary Whalley,

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