The wedding of Victoria Fenn and Christopher Bull

PUBLISHED: 18:24 16 September 2010 | UPDATED: 17:50 20 February 2013

The wedding of Victoria Fenn and Christopher Bull

The wedding of Victoria Fenn and Christopher Bull

St Michael's and All Angels, Lilleshall, and afterwards at Lilleshall Hall

The wedding of Victoria Fenn and Christopher Bull

The bride and groom

Victoria Fenn and Christopher Bull. Victoria was brought up Lilleshall, went to university in Manchester and then moved back home to Church Aston which is where her parents live now. Chris was brought up in Solihull, where his parents still live.

Victoria is a national account manager for BELFOR UK and Chris is a store manager for Lidl.


The parents
Joy and Gil Fenn and Val and Ken Bull.

The best man
Phil Keene.

Matt Bull, Chris Fenn and Jason Stephenson.

The attendants
Chief bridesmaid: Elizabeth
Herber-Davies (Herbie).
Bridesmaids: Ashley Horell, Danielle and Nicole Grimston.
Flower girl: Mia Grimston.
Page Boys: Henry Weaver and Ben Grimston.

Where and how they met?
At a works summer party in Birmingham.

Location for wedding and reception
St Michaels and All Angels, Lilleshall, and afterwards at Lilleshall Hall. Victorias grandparents lived in Lilleshall and are buried in Lilleshall churchyard; her parents married in Lilleshall church and she and her brother were christened there.

The gown
A Hollywood Dreams Dress from Go Bridal in Birmingham: They were wonderful, says Victoria.

Grooms suit
Hired from Moss Bros.

Special touches
Tiara by Flo & Percy. Beauty by Laura at the Beauty Room, Newport.

The day
The service started early at 11am and was conducted by two vicars: The Reverend Mike Jones and a close family friend, The Reverend Gerald Hemp. There were readings by John Bliss and Danielle Grimston. Close friend Amanda Bishop sang Ave Maria (which is very special to the brides family as it was sung at her grandparents wedding. The newly-weds were driven in a vintage Bentley from Your White Wedding Cars of Market Drayton to the reception at Lilleshall Hall where guests were greeted with a Pimms and champagne reception and a jazz quartet. This was followed by an English cream tea and picnic with a magician entertaining. An ice cream trike from Ice Trikes West Midlands served ice cream all afternoon. The younger guests were provided with boxes of toys to keep them amused.The wedding breakfast was chicken, apricot and tarragon terrine, followed by a hog roast from Gnosall Hog Roasts with a variety of salads and to finish, crme brule. All served with lots of wine and champagne.
The evening entertainment was by Platinum Live events based in Solihull who played all the guests favourites throughout the evening.There was a seven tier cake made from different cheeses provided by Wycherleys Fine Foods in Newport, served with homemade chutney and breads and wedding cupcakes in a variety of flavours from Queenies Cupcakery in Ironbridge. Dancing finished at 1am.

The honeymoon
Kuramathi Island Resort, Maldives. It was heaven on earth.

Precious memories
The whole day was amazing but the moment that we first saw each
other in church and made our vows made us both very happy. But also seeing all our family and friends smiling and enjoying all our hard work was fabulous. We would both like to thank our parents and all of our families and friends for making such an effort and for making our day so amazing and unforgettable.

Rob Finney Photography of Newport, Shropshire, tel: 01952 814817.

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