Being an integral part of a bride and groom's wedding day is not something the team at The Wild Boar take for granted. Usually many months of planning have brought them to the 'I do' moment. After all the hard work and the joy and emotion of the day, our wedding co-ordinator, Emma, and the team are thrilled when they are able to keep in touch with the happy bride and groom.
Laura and Dean Appleton / Image Splash
Laura and Dean Appleton are one such couple and Laura recently mused on how they first found their perfect wedding venue and what keeps them coming back time and again.
In September 2013 I found 'the one' - that is, the perfect wedding venue! I had already found 'the one' perfect husband-to-be! As soon as I stepped through the door, I just knew this was the place where Dean and I would spend the best day of our lives. The rustic, shabby-chic features of a beautiful old inn was where my heart wanted to be on our wedding day. Roll on 11 months later and there we were, with all our family and friends having the most perfect wedding weekend that we could ever have imagined.
I cannot believe that our amazing, perfect day was now over a year ago! We tried our hardest to drag out being a 'newly married couple' for as long as we could. We even took our honeymoon 9 months later in Santorini. Dean is an engineer and I am a teacher and we have just recently moved into our first joint home as Mr & Mrs, where we look forward to continuing the adventure of married life is.
Laura and Dean on honeymoon in Santorin
A question that is often asked is, 'does married life meet your expectations?' Some people say 'not really' and 'marriage is just a piece of paper'. Our answer is 'YES, and then some!' On 22nd August 2014 we became a true team, and that feeling cannot, and will not, ever be beaten.
The Happy couple / Image Splash
The memory of our wedding day at The Wild Boar will struggle to be bettered and to Emma, Adam and the rest of the team a truly huge thank you for all you have done for us! You have an amazing place in the Wild boar, the beautiful setting of the Lakes and the wonderful decor of the inn. However, it is you that really make the Wild boar Inn what it is. You can continue to book us in on the 22nd August for who knows how many years ... we will see you then - and any other excuse to visit!
Laura and Deans first dance / Image Splash
We wish Laura and Dean continued happiness and look forward to seeing them next time they are up in the Lake District.
If you're planning a wedding and would like to discuss your requirements, come along to The Wild Boar Wedding Showcase on Sunday, 21st February 2016. Emma, our wedding co-ordinator, will be delighted to show you around and introduce you to a whole host of suppliers to bring your dream day one step closer.