A ceremony and a thanksgiving service as couple celebrate their marriage

Mr and Mrs Farry, with family and friends
Mr and Mrs Farry, with family and friends

A couple who were married in the spring also held a thanksgiving ceremony in the bride’s home town this summer.

Dr James Farry and Caroline Stowell were married at St Joseph’s RC Church, Todmorden, on May 11.

Father Seamus Quigley officiated at the service.

The bride is the daughter of Dr Brian and Mrs Julia Stowell, of Douglas, Isle of Man, and the bridegroom is the son of Mr and Mrs Thomas and Bridie Farry, of Todmorden.

The bride was given away by her father and was attended by three bridesmaids.

She wore an ivory lace dress and carried a bouquet of white flowers which included freesias and peonies.

The bridesmaids, Emma Lewis, Frances Cooke, and Brigid Stowell, the bride’s sister, wore blue dresses.

David Mitchell, formerly of Todmorden, was best man.

Daniel Bath and Anne-Marie Paton, a good friend of the couple, provided the musical accompaniment.

A reception followed at the Fielden Centre, Todmorden, where guests enjoyed afternoon tea supplied by Truly Scrumptious, of Walsden, followed by a Millstone Band ceilidh.

The newlyweds jetted off for a “mini moon” to Morocco and plan to complete their honeymoon in Costa Rica next year.

A second ceremony was held in June on the Isle of Man, where a thanksgiving service took place at St Mary of the Isle, Douglas.

Canon Philip Gillespie officiated and reception took place at the Columba Club and Niarbyl Cafe, Douglas.

The couple met at Leeds University and both graduated in 2005.

The bride is employed as a speech and language therapist and the bridegroom is a recruitment consultant in Manchester. The couple have lived in Todmorden for the last two years.