Gt Oakley church wedding with Peterborough United theme

October 12, 2018

Karl and Samantha got married this summer at St Michael's church in Great Oakley, then went on to the Corby-Kettering Holiday Inn for their reception. They are both Peterborough United supporters, something which was reflected in their choice of colour scheme, and also in the messages stuck to Karl's shoes!

Here is their story in their own words...
 

Karl and Samantha at St Michael's Gt Oakley and Corby-Kettering Holiday InnKarl and Samantha at St Michael's Gt Oakley and Corby-Kettering Holiday InnA very proud Dad - First look down the aisle - Shoes with a message!
How we first met:
We first met while out in Stamford with friends. We first spoke in The London Inn pub.

When I knew she was the one:
When I kicked a football as sweet as I ever could and as straight as I could and it hit Sam straight in the face and she didn’t even flinch.

The one thing we love most about each other:
The love we show for our daughters and how we have watched each other grow into parents.

Karl and Samantha at St Michael's Gt Oakley and Corby-Kettering Holiday InnKarl and Samantha at St Michael's Gt Oakley and Corby-Kettering Holiday InnOutside St Michael's in Great Oakley
You may not know, but:
He likes to joke and thinks he’s funny however...

The proposal:
Karl proposed at Danny and Claire’s (best man/bridesmaid) Christmas Day 2014. He asked Jack, Karl’s godson, our ring bearer, to pass Sam a box while he got down on one knee.

Karl and Samantha at St Michael's Gt Oakley and Corby-Kettering Holiday InnKarl and Samantha at St Michael's Gt Oakley and Corby-Kettering Holiday InnSt Michael's church is set in lovely parkland - Custom socks! - In memory of a missing Grandad
Why we chose our wedding ceremony and reception venues:
We attend St Michaels, we love Fr Anthony’s services and our daughters were both christened there . The Holiday Inn was lovely inside, right next to our home so we can drive past it every day and it was available on the day we wanted it.

What led us to choose Mike Brown Photographic for our photography:
We liked the work we could see and the different approach of using a slideshow

Karl and Samantha at St Michael's Gt Oakley and Corby-Kettering Holiday InnKarl and Samantha at St Michael's Gt Oakley and Corby-Kettering Holiday InnA magic card trick from the Best Man - Enjoying the same day slideshow - First Dance to "Reach for the Stars"
Some of the most memorable moments in the day:
Karl -
At breakfast, Trisha said, “I’m sure you’ll hear this lots, are you nervous lots”
Standing in the church with Danny and Rob.
Seeing Annie & Sam walking down the aisle 
Going to shake Sam’s Dad’s hand and Sam saying, ‘He’s passing you my hand’

Sam -
Anastasia throwing the blue petals at my dress
The girls sleeping A LOT 

Both -
The best man laughing as he clocked onto our first dance song being a slow version of Reach for the Stars.

How we felt about how the photography went:
Perfect!

Our honeymoon:
We had a family holiday to Cornwall which was lovely and relaxing.

Our advice for couples starting to plan their wedding:
A wedding is JUST a one day celebration... Don’t stress. A marriage is for life, spend your time, money and effort on making the memories last forever.

Karl and Samantha at St Michael's Gt Oakley and Corby-Kettering Holiday InnKarl and Samantha at St Michael's Gt Oakley and Corby-Kettering Holiday InnDance with Dad and Mum - The happy Bride and Groom Shout outs:

Ceremony venue: https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/16600/

Reception venue: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/gb/en/corby/cbmuk/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-HI-_-GB-_-CBMUK

Flowers: https://m.facebook.com/BellaFioriFloristKettering/community/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0

Transport: http://corbylimohire.co.uk And https://m.facebook.com/OfficialExclusiveCarsUk/?locale2=en_GBAnd

Hair and make-up: https://m.facebook.com/salonista.corby/

Any other vendors: Dave Andrews Entertainments