Married at Sunderland Minster on the day of the first derby game of the season! The themes were butterflies, pearls and diamonds. The flowers were lilies and orchids, with gold entwined hearts, provided by Forever Flowers in Rutland Street.
A caricaturist entertained the guests and Karen and Chris had a pick ‘n’ mix sweet buffet to keep the kids entertained. The night saw magician Paul Lytton leave guests stunned and there were Elvis and Michael Jackson tributes.
Karen said: “I walked down the aisle to Suddenly by Angry Anderson, which saw the whole church fighting back the tears.
“I named the tables after oceans my late dad sailed on as he was in the Merchant Navy. As it was a lovely day ,we decided to head off to the beach for photographs… it was different to see the riot police lined up near the stadium!”