Trans-Atlantic wedding so perfect
A winter trip to visit friends in America changed everything for Emma Stirzaker.
She was introduced to Nick Galloway by his cousin Lauren and began dating the following summer through trips across the Atlantic and Skype.
Fast forward a few years and the couple tied the knot at the Longland Inn and Hotel in Carnforth.
Emma, 24, who is a childcare practitioner, and Nick, 29, a boiler operator, became engaged when Nick orchestrated a stand-up comedy routine with some family and friends.
They also played a game called the World’s Worst, where people had to pick a topic and act it our as poor as they could.
Emma said: “They threw proposal in at the end and I was thinking that it was weird.
“Then Nick got down in front of me, my brother handed him the box, which he nearly dropped, and popped the question.
“Little beknown to me, but he had spent four months having a custom-made ring designed.”
On the day itself, Emma was worried about the rain but she needn’t have as the driver of the wedding car had white umbrellas ready.
She said: “The venue looked more than amazing when we walked it and was stunning.
“I was also surprised that Nick cried when he saw me walking down the aisle.
“Everyone commented on how it was the best wedding they had truly been to and how lovely the atmosphere was.
“I was really worried about the rain but in the end the sun came out and I got to marry my best friend.
“I couldn’t have been happier with how the day turned out.
“It was definitely the best day of my life.”
Nick added: “Definitely one of the funnest and most beautiful days of my life.
“I got to get married in England and experienced their way of ceremony and reception, and I got to experience it with the love of my life.”
The couple plan to live in Massachusettes.