Tying the Knot: Christian Leigh and Joanne Isles

St Michael's Church in Weeton was the rural setting for the marriage of Christian Leigh and Joanne Isles.

Friday, 1st September 2017, 6:15 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 11:58 am
Jo and Christian Leigh who were married at St Michael's Church in Weeton Pic: H2 Photography

It was a beautiful hot day for the couple, perfect for a wedding, and guests enjoyed the summer sunshine at The Villa, Wrea Green, where the reception was held.

Joanne, 31, originally from Greenhalgh, works for social services and Christian, from Preston, is head gardener for Fylde Borough Council.

The have known each other for a long time as Chris was a friend of Joanne’s brothers at high school. They started dating in 2002.

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Christian and Joanne Leigh who were married at St Michae's Church in Weeton Pic: H2 Photography

Joanne said: “Chris popped the question at the top of Wansfell Pike near Ambleside, 1,597 ft up on his birthday in 2015.

“It is a walk that we love with our faithful black lab Rossi, the views are incredible from this point and the weather was beautiful and hot - pretty much like the weather we had for our wedding!

“I never suspected anything as a trip to the Lakes and a walk was something we do regularly - but getting to the top and turning to find Chris on one knee was a very emotional moment!

“Especially because the ring was his nana Leigh’s engagement ring, a lady we loved and miss dearly.”

Christian and Joanne Leigh who were married at St Michael's Church in Leigh. Pic: H2 Photography

Their wedding day was shared by bridesmaid Hannah Leigh and Jo’s brother Matt Isles who were celebrating their birthdays too and there was a surprise ride for Chris in an Ariel Atom car arranged by friend Mark Brammer.

Jo said: “The whole day was perfect and everything was exactly how we planned, when people tell you it goes fast they are so right!

“We wanted to do our reception less formal and fun so ‘host the roast’ went down a treat!

“To marry your best friend is the best feeling ever.

Christian and Joanne Leigh who were married at St Michael's Church in Weeton. Pic: H2 Photography

And Chris, 34, added: “We loved spending the day with all of family and friends, Jo looked amazing and the day was great especially the weather.”

Following their wedding, the couple honeymooned for ten days at Cala D’Or, Majorca.

Brides parents: Peter and Jennifer Isles

Groom’s parents: Graham and Virginia Leigh.

Christian and Joanne Leigh who were married at St Michael's Church in Weeton. Pic: H2 Photography

Date: Married Friday May 26 2017

Best Man: Adam Leigh

Bridesmaids: Lizzie Moul, Gemma Lonsdale and Hannah Leigh.

Page boy: Jack Isles.

Cake: Made by Jean Deacon - (Jo’s auntie)

Flowers: Bridal party and centre pieces by Pamela Jayne’s Florist (Jo’s cousin)

Christian and Joanne Leigh who were married at St Michae's Church in Weeton Pic: H2 Photography

Flowers: Church - Jennifer Isles and Pam Robinson

Dresses: Bridal Collection at Lancaster

Suits: Slaters Preston

Hair by: Ashley Paton

Make up: Sonara Parker

Photographs: H2 Photography website: www.h2photography.co.uk Telephone: 07902 156237

Christian and Joanne Leigh who were married at St Michael's Church in Leigh. Pic: H2 Photography
Christian and Joanne Leigh who were married at St Michael's Church in Weeton. Pic: H2 Photography
Christian and Joanne Leigh who were married at St Michael's Church in Weeton. Pic: H2 Photography