Couple’s African honeymoon safari

Mr and  Mrs  Matthews
Mr and Mrs Matthews

A COUPLE went on an African safari following their wedding.

Christopher Matthews and Jacqui Davies were married at the Freemasons Hall, Manchester.

The bridegroom is the only son of Ms Ruth Matthews and Mr Gareth Matthews, of Hereford.

The bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs Joan Davies and Mr Jack Davies, of Todmorden.

She is the manager at Todmorden Information Centre.

The bride wore a light gold Maggie Sottero gown with a sweetheart neckline and a jewelled halterneck strap.

The Bordeaux Taffeta bodice featured a continuation of the jewelling and an asymmetric ruching to the hip, from where the gown flowed into a long train finished with a bubble hem.

Her hairpiece was set with pearls and diamantes complemented by a crystal set cathedral length veil.

She carried a pink and blue mixed posy including roses and hydrangea. The bride was given away by her father.

The chief bridesmaid was Anne Davies, elder sister of the bride, and the bridesmaids were Claire Matthews, younger sister of the bridegroom, and Holly Davies, the bride’s niece.

They wore royal blue knee length dresses with lace panels and wore a large wrist corsage of pink and blue flowers to match the bride.

The best man was William Meadows, the bridegroom’s friend.

The ushers were Myles Meadows, Dale Parry, Joe Sollis, all friends of the bridegroom, and Joshua Davies, the bride’s nephew.

The gentlemen all wore grey three piece suits, with royal blue ties and pocket squares, with buttonholes to match.

An evening reception followed the ceremony at the Freemasons Hall.

The couple honeymooned in Kenya, enjoying a fantastic safari.

They will live in Todmorden.