KAREN & STAURT | A relaxed, informal day, as if they were at the beach, Malton, North Yorkshire.
Updated: Jun 22
Their eyes met across a crowded pub, in Malton; they got chatting and realised instantly, just how much they had in common, from their love of travelling to playing a game of golf.
It was just over 2 years ago when they got engaged, it was Stuart’s birthday when he decided to proposed to Karen, on a beach in Goa. Karen told me how she had no idea and had actually thought she would never marry again; nevertheless, when Stuart asked, she instantly knew her answer was, yes.
Goa is probably their favourite place to go together, even before they got engaged there, because of this they really wanted their day to feel nice and relaxed, as if they were on the beach in Gao. The thing they were most excited about was bringing their friends and family together in the same place and just enjoying their presence without any pressures or stresses. Karen got ready at her Mum's house just down the road with her close family around her, she'd planned to drive herself to the registry office in Malton too, to keep things simple. Stuart, on-the-other-hand had a different idea, he'd arranged for a beautiful, white Bentley to collect Karen. He thought it would be a lovely surprise for her on the day, plus she would arrive in style. This she did.
Sadly, both Karen and Stuart have suffered losses of close family members over the last couple of years, due to this Karen's sons Josh and Oliver stepped up to the honourable job of walking their Mum down the aisle to meet her husband to be.
After the ceremony they chose to keep things simple and small before the rest of the party started later on, so they were chauffeur driven in to the little market town to the local Italian for a meal. They wanted good food that everyone would enjoy and who doesn't like Florios? I know, what a great idea!
Once fed and watered, they headed back to the local Rugby Club to be greeted by all their friends. It was the perfect atmosphere, the sun was shining, it was relaxed and everyone was chilling out, just as they would if it were a Sunday afternoon after a game.
Credits to suppliers: Photos: Anoif Photography | Venue: Malton Rugby Club | Hair Luxe, Keelie Marword | Flowers: Hand tied herself.