Sportswear buyer Kirsty married electrical engineer Stephen back in a summer ceremony at Heaton House Farm, Macclesfield.

“It was third time lucky for us really,” Kirsty explains, “our first attempt was in July 2020 and then again in July 2021, but COVID halted all our plans!”

When the loved up pair finally got their special day, they chose a stripped back, simplistic theme with neutral tones and hints of sage green.

The couple had planned to tie the knot at 2pm, but a hiccup caused a slight delay.

“One bridesmaid was stuck in traffic on the M6 with a 2 year old, a 1 week old and a caravan in tow,” Kirsty laughs, “the venue has a field where guests can bring their caravans if they want a different kind of stay. We can joke about it now but you can just imagine it can’t you?”

The wedding was relaxing yet engaging and entertaining; after a three-course sit down meal, guests enjoyed sounds from a saxophonist and fun in a photobooth. But Kirsty’s favourite part of the day?

“Definitely walking down the aisle with my lovely dad and seeing Stephen’s face. He mimed the word ‘wow’ with a tear in his eye!”
Speeches were also another huge highlight of the day.

“Stephen did a phenomenal job and brought a couple of tears to people’s eyes!” she says.

“We had a great videographer who captured all the speeches, a beautiful memory for us to listen to and look back on,” says Stephen.

After waiting for what felt like an eternity to get wed, it was sitting down together after the hustle and bustle died down that the new Mr & Mrs Boyd appreciated the most.

“I wish we could relive it and do it all again,” smiles Kirsty, “it went by in such a flash, but I wouldn’t change a thing!”

“The whole day was perfect,” Stephen concludes.

Photography: Chelsea Shoesmith