Claire and Stephen - a Christmas wedding at St Luke's

Claire Cooke and Stephen Ventress were married at St Luke's the day after Boxing Day, Saturday 27th December 2014.

As befits a Christmas bride Claire chose to wear dark green velvet - which was probably warmer than most traditional white options.

The couple were married by the Revd Steve Benford, St Luke's Vicar for ten years until October 2014 and now Vicar of St Joseph the Worker, Northolt.

Steve and Lorraine made the long journey to York and back for this special occasion and their first appearance since starting their new life in north London.

Claire was given away by dad Martyn while mum Heather read a sonnet by William Shakespeare.

Stephen's parents David and Maureen played trumpet and flute respectively alongside St Luke's own David Howard on the organ, while most of St Luke's Choir managed to reassemble after its Christmas exertions to lead the congregation in singing 'Tell Out My Soul', 'O Perfect Love' and 'Thine be the Glory'.

We wish Claire and Stephen every blessing and happiness in their life together and look forward to welcoming them home to St Luke's in 2015.

What a perfect end to the Christmas week!

Photos by Peter Bayliss

Here we are! [photo: P Bayliss]
Wedding of Claire Cooke and Stephen Ventress [photo: P Bayliss]
Claire and Stephen with Steve Confetti [photo: P Bayliss]
The happy couple [photo: P Bayliss] Away they go! [photo: P Bayliss]






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