ALMOST 300 guests joined in celebrating the marriage of former Market Rasen Mail editor Jason Hippisley and Annabelle Bartrop in Lincoln Cathedral on July 8.
Annabelle, whose parents Joe and Christine Bartrop used to live at Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, and Jason, who was brought up at North Thoresby, near Louth, Lincolnshire, are making their home in Lincoln.
The bride and groom were heavily involved in every aspect of their wedding – from the making of cheese, sausages and drinks for their reception to the crafting of hundreds of metres of bunting and the growing of flowers for the bouquet and displays.
Many friends and relations also shared their various skills and talents in many ways – tailoring, sewing, brewing, flower arranging, baking, designing, singing and playing music – to help make the day a great success.
Following the service in St Hugh’s Choir, officiated by the Subdean of Lincoln the Rev Canon Alan Nugent, the couple and their guests celebrated with a tea party catered by the Lincolnshire North Federation of WIs and an evening ceilidh at the nearby St Peter in Eastgate Church, led by best man Liam Robinson and his dance band.
The bride’s sister, Sarah Bartrop, was the only bridesmaid and ushers were Timothy Horner, Matthew Sharrock, Andrew Hutchinson, Dale Ellwood, Ben Rooth and Gareth James.
An address was delivered at the service by the Rev Edward Bowes-Smith from St Peter in Eastgate, Lincoln.
Jason now works as a local government press officer, while Annabelle works as an occupational therapist in the community in south Lincolnshire.
Photographer: David J Gates, Base Photography, Newark.