Joiner Mick Brown made sure to get the family firmly on side when he first struck up a relationship with hairdresser Kirsty Dacre.
The couple, from Leyland, met 14 years ago at Kirsty’s mum’s pub, Tommy Tuckers in Bamber Bridge, and Mick was the perfect gentleman.
“Mick was given strict instructions to look after me and have me home on time”Bride Kirsty Brown
“He asked my mum, Jackie, if he could take me on a date,” Kirsty explains. “She said that was fine, but he was given strict instructions to look after me and have me home on time.
“Mick took me for a romantic meal to Papa Luigis Italian restaurant in Euxton, and we just hit it off all night.
“We’ve been inseparable from that day onwards.”
Mick also showed his romantic side when he popped the question to Kirsty on Christmas Day, 2013.
She says: “The children had opened their presents first as Mick had told me to open mine last.
“To my surprise it was an engagement ring, and it turns out our daughter Carmen knew all about it, as Mick had told her a few weeks earlier.
“She did very well at keeping the secret as she was only nine at the time.”
Kirsty adds: “I was pleasantly shocked and surprised when I opened the ring.
“Mick then asked me to marry him and I said yes, and we all had a group family hug and cried tears of joy!”
The happy couple wed at Ribby Hall Village on June 28 - after Kirsty and her colleagues from Blowout salon in Leyland styled the bride’s and bridesmaids’ hair.
Kirsty and Mick walked back down the aisle as husband and wife to Bob Marley’s ‘I Wanna Love Ya’ and had their first dance to ‘Let’s Stay Together’ by Al Green.
The newlyweds said it was an ‘amazing day’.