A high summer real wedding in pale green – full of friends, family and romantic special touches…


WHO: Georgina & Mark

WHERE: Church of the Ascension and Bartle Hall

WHEN: August 2010

PHOTOGRAPHER: Steve and Stephanie Ashton


The first meeting

Georgina first met Mark when he was working as a DJ for a student night she went to at University.

“He asked me for my number, but I played it cool and said to him ‘if you really want it, you’ll find it’ – and he did,” laughs Georgina.

The bride’s outfit

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Georgina found her fairytale gown at Butterfly Bridal in Lancaster. “I was walking past the shop, saw my dress in the window and I knew I had to go in,” explains Georgina. The strapless cinderella gown was by marysbridal.com and featured a sweetheart neckline, full tulle ballgown skirt and a cathedral train, which Georgina chose to have shortened as it was originally too long and heavy to suit her petite 5ft frame.

“My bridesmaids have been there for me throughout my illness, helping me to overcome anything…”

The accessories

Georgina’s sparkly tiara was also bought from Butterfly Bridal, her veil was her ‘something borrowed’ from her cousin, dazzling Benjamin Adams shoes added a touch of glamour to the real wedding look, while her Chelsea football club garter was a cheeky treat for husband Mark, and her ‘something blue.

The bridesmaids

Georgina’s five bridesmaids all wore handmade dresses in a pale green silk, with ivory sashes in a typical 1950s style for the real wedding.

The flowers

The couple’s beautifully arranged real wedding blooms were designed by Wedding Flowers by Catherine. Georgina’s bouquet featured Avalanche roses decorated with studded diamanté crystals and was a perfect match for the pale green colour worn by the bridesmaids. Mark also arranged to have the florist deliver a single rose to each of the bridesmaids on the morning of the summer wedding, a special touch that meant so much to Georgina.

The reception

Chair covers were hired from Creative Cover Hire, scatter crystals and tea lights decorated the tables and each of the table name cards were images from the couple’s favourite films.

The favours

The favours were pin badges for the men, and trolley coins for women, bought from the Crohn’s foundation; a charity the couple strongly support, as Georgina herself suffers from the disease.

The entertainment

“As Mark has his own entertainment company, I left this to him. He sang to me, which was a lovely surprise. We also had Ben, his business partner DJ for us,” remembers Georgina.

The honeymoon

The couple are saving for a trip to Mexico in September.