It’s the lure, not war, of the Roses

So in love: Amy Crewsden & Chris Buckley    Picture: Dan Wootton Photography
So in love: Amy Crewsden & Chris Buckley Picture: Dan Wootton Photography
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It was the Wedding of The Roses when Amy and Christopher tied the knot.

Meeting at Sheffield Hallam University in 2007, Amy and Christopher had their first date at ‘Dirty Martini’ in Covent Garden.

“It’s the reason we had out guests making French Martini cocktails for the toast at the wedding,” says Amy, a physiotherapist from Little Eccleston.

On Friday, April 29, 2011, whilst one Royal couple were tying the knot, Christopher was about to set the ball rolling on his own wedding.

“I was working in Birmingham and my colleagues and I were managing to catch bits of the Royal wedding,” says Amy.

“They were asking if Christopher and I had ever thought about getting married. I responded was he wouldn’t be able to afford a ring as he buys too many VW cars.”

The next day the pair went camping, Christopher in the campervan and Amy following in her car.

As Christopher became lost, he pulled up outside a five-star hotel – giving Amy false hope that this is where they would be spending the weekend.

Eventually they arrived at their campsite, Manor Wood. As Amy asked Christopher to take out the awning he revealed he had forgotten all the 

“My response was a grumpy face and I asked him what exactly had he bought for us.”

Christopher, also a physiotherapist, from Huddersfield, then swivelled on wone foot, landed on his knee and opened a box, revealing a ring, and asked Amy to marry him.

Following Amy’s acceptance, the couple sat in the back of the campervan overlooking the lake drinking champagne out of plastic glasses.

On September 29, the couple were married at Brownsholme Hall and The Tithe Barn.

Amy and her bridesmaids were driven to the ceremony in a surprise sunshine yellow VW campervan by her twin brother, Matthew.

Adding to the fun, a tug of war between the Lancashire and Yorkshire guests was staged and red roses, white roses and pink roses to represent the two coming together formed the flower accents.

And to round off the celebrations, wedding band, The Deadbeats for Christopher, Amy and her bridesmaids on stage for a rendition of Mustang Sally.

“We hired a Mustang in Hawaii on our honeymoon and sang the song as we drove,” adds Amy

“We both couldn’t have asked for any more on the day.”

“It was magical in every way shape and form.”