YOUR WEDDING: Paul Collins and Laura Shuttle-worth

When Paul Collins and Laura Shuttle-worth tied the knot, they found the happy ever after they had longed for.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 16th June 2017, 6:01 pm
Updated Monday, 19th June 2017, 12:51 pm
Paul Collins and Laura Shuttleworth
Paul Collins and Laura Shuttleworth

The Inskip couple were married at St Peter’s Church in their home village on May 6, before a reception at Singleton Lodge.

Having met in a Sainsbury’s supermarket aisle, they became engaged after six years together, on Laura’s birthday.

Paul, 35, a locksmith and window repairer, had kept it a secret all day and did a surprise proposal.

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Paul Collins and Laura Shuttleworth

They were enjoying a family meal to celebrate her birthday when Paul gave her an extra birthday card.

When she opened it, he had written in it ‘Will You Marry Me?’

The couple had originally planned to get married in 2014 however after having their daughter in 2013, Laura became unwell and was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis along with kidney problems and were forced to postpone their big day.

Although not in full remission of the disease, Laura’s health has improved and she felt well enough to plan their dream day.

Paul Collins and Laura Shuttleworth with their daughter Lucy

On the morning of the wedding, Paul and his best man – who had flown over from Dubai – were escorted to the ceremony in a decorated tractor, in honour of Laura’s late grandad who owned a tractor company.

Laura received a surprise from her mum and dad with a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud to take her to the church and their daughter had her own surprise with a Little Tikes horse and carriage.

Physiotherapist Laura said: “It was the best day ever and I didn’t want it to end.

“It was exactly how I imagined and I felt so beautiful and happy, and after feeling so ill for so long it was fantastic to feel like this for a whole day, and to know that all our guests had the best time.”

Paul Collins and Laura Shuttleworth

They also held a raffle and raised £1,500 for Crohns and Colitis UK which helped Laura during her illness.

Paul added: “The day was amazing and we loved every second, Laura looked beautiful and I will never forget the happiness that the day brought.

“All our guests really enjoyed celebrating with us and we are so grateful for all the support we received for our charity raffle and auction for Crohns and Colitis UK.”

Bride’s parents: Mark and Irene Shuttleworth

Paul Collins and Laura Shuttleworth with their daughter Lucy

Groom’s parents: John and Trish Collins

Best man: Tarun Patel

Bridesmaids: Rachel Shuttleworth and Andrea Shuttleworth

Flower girl: Lucy Shuttleworth-Collins

Page boy: Oliver Clark

Ushers: Lee Nightingale and Robert Sanderson

Groomsman: Steven Collins

Make up artist: Jo Coole

Hairdressers: Hair and Beauty by Clare Ashton

Bride’s dress: Ronald Joyce by Victoria Jane ‘Josie’

DJ: Martin Abbot from CJ Tazz

Wedding tractor: W J Sanderson & Sons Ltd

Photographer: Matt Herrington Photography