KATIE AND JON ORIGINALLY TIED THE KNOT IN A SECRET REGISTRY OFFICE CEREMONY ON 6TH JUNE. THEIR BIG WEDDING WEEKEND TOOK PLACE AT THE STUNNING ANANTARA VILLA PADIERNA PALACE IN SPAIN.

The weekend consisted of the nuptials, a family golf competition, and a fabulous beach fiesta.

“We made a big weekend out of it so everyone could have a holiday,” explains Katie, “my parents paid for the wedding, which we were over the moon about. We couldn’t have done it without them. I wasn’t even close to sticking to the budget to be honest! None of us regrets it though, it was a really amazing time.”

The couple first met at the Hale Country Club, when Katie was just a student and Jon played football for Chester, but it took a while for them to become an item.

“We both lived in Hale, and I worked in Victors where Jon used to go on a Saturday night. That’s when he FINALLY asked me out,” she remembers.

After incredible hen and stag dos in Manchester and Ibiza, the pair didn’t think any event could top those. But then came the wedding

Delicate and romantic whites, golds and blush pinks were the theme for the wedding itself, with opulent black, white and gold tones for the beach party, with a dress code to match. Pedro Navarro was on hand to create stunning floral arrangements, which Katie admits might have been a bit extra.

“They were very OTT, but beautiful, and the wedding wouldn’t have been the same without them!”

wedding florals

For the wedding, Jon donned a white tux from The Bespoke Taylor, with sons Cassius and Austin in mini versions to match. Katie wowed guests in not one but two Berta dresses from Knutsford Wedding Gallery; a Disney princess gown for the day and a see-through sexy dress for the night.

“I had nine bridesmaids, and my mum was my matron of honour,” smiles Katie, “mum actually wore a wedding dress with the train cut off, which made people think we were crazy, but we love that kind of thing!”

And her favourite part of the day?

“There were two really. The first is that I arranged for the boys to walk down the aisle with the rings dressed as security,” she laughs, “nobody was expecting it and it was a good laugh, so different. The second were the singing waiters who appeared during the meal. It was hilarious to see people leaving their fillet steak to dance on tables!”

kids at wedding

Entertainment included bongos, saxophones, and dancing robots no less.

“I didn’t use a planner,” Katie says, “so now I’m a dab hand!”

The Proposal

Whilst lots of other couples were busy breaking up, Jon and Katie celebrated a lockdown engagement. Jon had planned to pop the question in Dubai, but COVID restrictions stopped that. He asked for Katie’s hand during the final 30 seconds of an escape room session in Manchester, where he incorporated the ring box into the game.