2007 and Krissy had organised a charity race night at the local pub, The Crown, Manchester. Hung behind the bar was a signed Manchester United shirt which was an auction prize for the charity night.
Now Gary was a regular at The Crown and wanted to buy the shirt but they wouldn’t let him until on the night. The race night arrived and the auction for the shirt started, Gary,,,,, won it with his £1k bid. Krissy got chatting to him as she thought he was fit and loaded! They hit it off started to date and eventually fell in love…
NYE 2012 whilst having their last walk of the year with Dexter the dog on the park, it was there, Gary asked Krissy if she would marry him. It was in the rain, not on 1 knee, with no ring.
Krissy and Gary Lucas are from Cheadle in Manchester, just a stones throw from Stockport and Manchester airport. They tied the knot on Sunday 28th September 2014 at Bartle Hall, Preston, Lancashire. Their Vows Ceremony was held in the Windsor Suite of Bartle Hall but then into the Balmoral suite again on the grounds of Bartle Hall for the wedding breakfast and evening celebration.
Mick Cookson provided the photography whilst International videographer, Phil White collected the DVD footage. Matt and his his team from Red Floral Architecture transformed Bartle Hall with their stunning floral display, these guys are seriously talented! Myself Steve Mitchell was on site all day, hosting Gary and Krissy's big day from the start through till the last dance as I DJ-ed too. The fabulous Paul Pashley and his band where also part of the entertainment and as per usual, they didn't disappoint, they're amazing musicians. Although all the ladies looked stunning, Phoebe and Amy from Flossy & Leigh where on hand all day to top up their make up.
So on with the introductions:
Into the wedding breakfast:
The Ushers: Boys are back in town - Thin Lizzy
The Bridesmaids & Lacey: Here come the girls - Sugar Babes
The two Bestmen: Snooker Loopy - Chaz and Dave
Jan and Chris, Brides Parents: Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conely
Carol and Phil, Bridegrooms Mum and Brother: Conga - Gloria Estefan
Bride and Bridegroom: Apache - Sugar Hill Gang
The evening celebration:
Entrance to the dance-floor: One day like this - Elbow
First Dance: One day like this - Elbow
Father and Daughter: My Girl - The Temptations, Krissy's Dad, Chris
Bridal party: Say my name - Florence & Calvin Harris
Everything - Michael Buble
Bob Marley - One Love
Luther Vandross - So Amazing
Space Cowboy (David morales mix) - Jamiroquai
Sweet nothing -Calvin Harris & Florence
The Hens went on a Coronation Street tour and their Hen theme tune was:
Madonna - Vogue
All 24 Stags went on tour to Amsterdam and their theme tune was:
Buzzin - Mann & 50 cent
The families would also like to congratulate Grandma and Grandad Edge who have recently just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. It was an honour for me introducing them to perform a little dance together during the wedding breakfast, they danced to Jimmy Young - Too young.
If you were a guest at Krissy and Gary's wedding, it would be great to read your thoughts on the day, using the form below.
Written by Steve Mitchell, Wedding DJ & all day Wedding Host from Preston
Steve Mitchell, full time professional, wedding DJ & Host, Dad and Husband.