How long have you known each other? Nearly 5 years, and may we say 5 very happy years!
How did you meet? We met each other at work. We became close friends and as they say ‘the rest is history’! P.S we no longer work together now!
Can you share your proposal story? We got engaged in the city of romance – Paris. Steve was due to be there on business and suggested it would be great to make a long weekend of it. On the day of the proposal we spent the afternoon exploring the sights, stopping off for café au laits and tasting some of the cities delicious pastries. It was a late November evening and we wondered back through the Jardin des Tuileries with the city illuminated with Christmas lights, Steve dropped to one knee and the rest is a crazy blur of happiness, with a load of champagne thrown in!
Which venues did you view before you settled on Your venue? We looked at a couple of other venues but always knew we would get married in the North. Kate is Northern and proud so it was really important to be married close to where she grew up. Crathrone Hall fit the bill perfectly.
What was the best moment of your day? The moment the doors opened as the ceremony was about to start when we saw each other for the first time. Lots of people told us to savour each and every moment but that is the moment we would do over and over again. Our song ‘how sweet it is to be loved’ was playing and the moment could not have been more perfect.
What would your dream wedding breakfast menu be? Starter/Main/Desert? Scallops with black pudding. Beef Fillet steak and chunky chips and of course….Sticky Toffee Pudding!
Would you change anything about your day if you could do it again? Honestly, not a thing! I’m sure some things didn’t quite run to schedule but on the day none of it really matters. Steve would have reduced his speech time down by half if he could however!
Do you feel any different now you’re married? Lots of people say nothing changes and in many ways nothing does. However, marriage for us was as much a declaration to our family and friends as it was to each other. There is a much deeper connection now but maybe that’s because we are hopeless romantics at heart.
How’s married life? So far so good! Although we both still giggle when we say husband and wife.
Have you got a wedding top tip? Delegate as much as you can!
Invite one more guest alive or dead, can be a celebrity or someone you know, who would it be and why? Although we absolutely loved our band and would definitely recommend them, they played a cover of a Foo Fighters song and so if we had room for one more – Dave Grohl would have been more than welcome, although he would have had to sing for his supper!
Is there one song that reminds you of your wedding day? It has to be the song Kate walked down the aisle to – ‘how sweet it is to be loved’ by Julia Stone.
On your wedding day what time did you go to bed? We called it a night about 1am and left the hard-core party goers to it!
Which is your favourite Gary Walsh wedding photograph and why?’ So many to choose from! We absolutely love how Gary captured the mood so perfectly through all his photographs but one of our favourites is walking out of Crathorne Hall after the ceremony – the picture says it all.
Any other comments? Steve has promised we can renew our vows again in ten years time so we will be booking the date in with Gary…
Thank You Katy & Steve for having me at your wedding… If you’re in need of a photographer to tell your Crathorne Hall story, then please go to my contact page, let me know your date and I’ll check availability for you…