Young son Charlie upstaged Samantha and Ben’s big day

Usually at a wedding, the bride and groom are the centre of attention.

Sunday, 28th December 2014, 9:00 am
Samantha McCann and Ben Parker PHOTOS: Amy Andrew at Dream Photography.

But Samantha McCann and Ben Parker’s big day was upstaged by their son, Charlie.

It is not unusual for daughters to borrow their mum’s outfits when they’re a little bit older maybe but the youngster’s pageboy outfit drew “oohs” and “ahhs” for one special reason – he had borrowed it from his dad.

“When Ben was Charlie’s age, he had worn the outfit when he was a pageboy for his auntie and uncle,” says Samantha, a nurse from Ashton, Preston.

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“Everyone at the wedding thought this was beautiful when we told them where it was from.”

Samantha, and heating engineer Ben from Fulwood, Preston, met on a night out with mutual friends back in 2008.

And two years ago Ben popped the question at their home in Ashton. “We were all alone in our lounge at home on my birthday,” adds Samantha. “I felt sick to my stomach but obviously I said yes!”

Ben and Samantha were married at Ribby Hall Village on November 15, followed by a reception at the Wrea Green venue.

“Our day was absolutely amazing and everything went as smoothly as possible.

“The venue was fantastic and everyone just helped us celebrate from beginning to end,” says the new Mrs Parker.

“We spent the full weekend at Ribby Hall which was really nice as we didn’t need to rush off back home the day after the wedding.

“We could just chill and enjoy another week off work together with our son as the Parker family.”


Chief bridesmaid

Danielle McCann

Best man

Silvio la Valle


Beth Parker


Phill Rowland, Kyle McCann, Ian Parker, Robert Parker


Macy Miller


Charlie Parker