Katie Todd and Kieran Dowd
Last updated at 10:36, Tuesday, 03 November 2009
Katie Todd, 26, married Kieran Dowd, 35, at St Michael’s and All Angels Church in Bootle
HOW THEY MET: Katie and Kieran met through a mutual friend in London on the night of England’s Rugby World Cup victory in November 2003.
PROPOSAL: Kieran proposed on Katie’s birthday on the December 22, 2008. They were in Cumbria for Christmas and after Kieran had asked her dad’s permission, he took Katie to Gibson Spout (a waterfall in Bootle) and proposed completely out of the blue.
He set the timer on the camera so they actually have a photograph of the moment.
BRIDE’S OUTFIT: Katie’s dress was from Chandrika Thomas (www.chandrikathomas.co.uk) in Kew, London. It was an ivory stapless gown in duchess satin.
VENUE: The couple were married in St Michael’s and All Angels Church in Bootle by the Reverend George Wilson with a blessing by Father Mark Houston of St James Church, Millom.
GROOMSMEN: Groomsmen were Kieran’s brothers-in-law John South and Kevin Doherty, Katie’s brother Jonathan Todd, Kieran’s nephew Dylan Doherty and Kieran’s best friend Tony Copeland. Kieran’s brother Christopher Dowd was his best man. Their suits were from the Harrow range of Moss Bros in Ealing Broadway, London.
BRIDESMAIDS: The bridesmaids were Katie’s sister-in-law, Monica Todd, her two cousins, Laura Billing and Abigail Park, and her best friend Barbara-Ann Redhead. Her flower girls were her two cousins, Imogen Park and Annabel Park. Her pageboys were Kieran’s nephews, Cievan Doherty and Fionntan Doherty. The bridesmaids and flowergirls dresses were from Wedding Daze in Barrow. The pageboys’ suits were also from Moss Bros in Ealing Broadway, London.
FLOWERS: Their flowers were done by a mutual friend’s mum, Anne Stoddart, from Coniston, Cumbria.
RECEPTION: The reception was held in the Netherwood Hotel, Grange.
CAKE: The cake was made by Kathy Jobson of Millom, Cumbria.
FIRST DANCE: Somewhere Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.
ENTERTAINMENT: The entertainment for the evening reception was provided by a band called The Funky Monks from Liverpool and a guitarist and singer from Ireland called John O’Dowd.
HONEYMOON: The couple are planning a trip to Zambia to see the Victoria Falls and to go on safari and then go on to travel the garden route in South Africa.
Videographer was Dave Draffan (www.draffan.com)
First published at 10:41, Saturday, 26 September 2009
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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