Christine & Ken Tied the Knot at Thornton Hall

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We got married on 27th October 2016 at Thornton Hall Hotel in Thornton Hough which is a lovely village on the Wirral.

We first met on-line. We chatted to each other then met in Liverpool city centre and have been together ever since. Ken proposed to me on the final night of a fortnight Cruise around the Med: we bought the ring in the jewellery shop on board.

The hotel we got married in is just around the corner from where Ken was living at the time we were looking for a venue. As soon as I walked in I fell in love with the place. It was the first venue we looked at and we definitely made the right decision.

As we are an older couple I didn't want a traditional white wedding so we went with the theme of a "dinner dance". I wore a nude/pink Jacques Vert evening dress and Ken was in a white tuxedo. I then asked as many people as possible to wear evening wear. The colour scheme of the flowers and cake was vintage pink and silver.

Our florist, photographer and cake supplier were all recommended to us by people who had worked with them or used them. I especially loved my Flowers provide by Karen Lappin of Karena Floral & Event Artisan. They were exactly what I wanted and the colours matched my dress perfectly.

Sam Rigby photography took our pictures. All the guests said how lovely Sam was as she was taking shots. Sam was very good at snapping people without them knowing so we got some really natural shots. I'm not keen on having my picture taken but she made it such fun that I really enjoyed the experience. www.samrigbyphotography.co.uk

Our first dance was "You to Me are Everything" by the Real Thing. We loved the sentiment in the words. All the music was based on music we listened to through the 60's 70's & 80's with a bit of modern tunes for the younger guests.

It is hard to say which are my 3 favourite things as I thoroughly enjoyed everything. But the thing I liked the best was seeing everybody being so happy for us both and enjoying themselves. Everyone who attended the wedding enjoyed the venue, the food and the whole experience. It was one of the best days in my life and we have some really fantastic memories.

Chris Saunders

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