A two-day celebration was chosen by Louisa Jayne Cosgrove and James Anthony Peter Vines for their marriage, beginning at Tattershall Castle and continuing at St Mary’s Church, Hainton for a service of blessing.
Louisa is the eldest daughter of Mrs Nicola Gulley-Brown of Louth and the late Mr Colin Cosgrove of Donington on Bain and James is the eldest son of Mr Gary Vines and Mrs Deborah Sankey of Saltfleet.
Louisa, who was given away by her brother Anthony Cosgrove, wore a full-length, slim-fitting, sleeveless dress of ivory silk with a short train and embroidered appliqué with ruching at the waist and hip line.
It was her ‘something borrowed’ as it had been worn by her Auntie Heidi for her wedding, and the short veil was held by a diamante tiara.
Louisa and her mum had arranged the flowers, including her bouquet of pale pink gerberas, pink carnations, gypsophila and greenery.
The bride was attended by her sisters, Jennifer Jones and Rosie Jo Cosgrove, the groom’s sisters, Sophie Vines and Natalie Vines, and friends Louise Brewster, Kirsten Murray and Hannah Wells.
The bridegroom’s mum had made the full-length silver grey silk crepe sleeveless dresses with cross-over bodices and pink organza sashes they wore and the matching pouch bags they carried.
The bags had pink cord handles and were decorated with a pink organza flower matching those the girls wore in their hair.
The best man was Mathew Dover, the groom’s friend, and a medieval banquet at the Bull Hotel, Horncastle followed the civil ceremony at Tattershall Castle.
The celebrations continued with party for family and friends in the evening.
The wedding party and their guests dressed in their finery again the following day for the service of blessing at St Mary’s Church, Hainton, where the bride has family connections.
The service was conducted by the Rev Charles Patrick, with readings by Anthony Cosgrove ‘On your Wedding Day’, Jennifer Jones 1 Corinthians 13 and Joshua Cosgrove and Rosie Cosgrove ‘A Lovely Love Story’.
The party socialised in the sunshine in the churchyard afterwards as informal photos were taken, before they moved on to the Heneage Arms, Hainton for lunchtime refreshments with family and friends to end the celebrations.
Louisa and James, who were both educated in Louth, then left for their home in the town where both are self-employed. James has set up and runs his own business designing and creating metal sculptures and Louisa is a foster carer.