5th August 2017
It was a bright and breezy summers day at the end of July, when teacher Victoria Cochrane married Grant McKenna, who works at BAE.
The ceremony took place in St. Andrew’s church, Coniston, with guests travelling from all over the country, and gathering in a local Coniston pub to wait for the arrival of the wedding party.
Vikki arrived with her dad in a white Land Rover Discovery, causing an emotional response from her bridesmaids and other people gathered there.
After a moving ceremony, bride and groom walked outside for the traditional ‘confetti’ throw, then were transported in a vintage car to Coniston Pier for some personal photography. It made Vikki’s day to see the public and tourists standing at the roadside applauding as she drove by.
Guests were transported up the steep paths to the Copper Mines venue, where Vikki and Grant and their entourage had stayed the previous night, and were greeted by four saxophonists and a welcome drink!
The reception took place in a huge marquee, which Vikki, Grant and friends had dressed the evening before, with a little help in the morning, from POSH flowers. It looked stunning!
Guests enjoyed a fish’n’chip dinner, followed by ice creams provided by a vintage ice cream cycle. After the speeches, magician Joel Dickinson kept guests entertained whilst the bridal party took advantage of the superb Coniston scenery for another photo shoot.
The evening celebrations were led by local band Shed Sessions, who kept the dance floor filled for the rest of the evening.
It was lovely to be part of Vikki and Grant’s wedding because I know Vikki personally and I wish her and Grant every happiness.