Nicola & Mike's Real Wedding

Mike and Nicola met through a mutual friend when they both moved to Manchester in the late 90s. The couple eloped to Gretna Green and married at the old Blacksmith’s Shop in front of just 11 guests.

Mike & Nicola-Whirlwind Romance

Although Mike and Nicola had known each other for years as friends, their romance was something of a whirlwind. The couple were together for six months before they got engaged, and started talking about living together just three months into their relationship.

Nicola and Mike were watching Match of the Day one evening when Mike suddenly dropped to one knee and took out a Ring Pop from his pocket – a reference to a sitcom the couple both loved called the New Normal. Nicola laughed and told him to stop being ridiculous.

About an hour later, he did it again, but this time presented her with a vintage ruby and diamond ring. This time, she said yes!

Mike & Nicola's Wedding on 16 Jan 2015

Photography by: Paul Taylor Photographer

Wedding venue: The Famous Blacksmiths Shop at Gretna Green

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Photography by:  Paul Taylor Photographer
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