Samantha Crossland – Samuel Saunders

Samantha Crossland and Samuel Saunders
Samantha Crossland and Samuel Saunders
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The wedding of Samantha Crossland and Samuel (Sam) Saunders took place at Wragby Methodist Church, the Rev Canon Alan Robson officiating.

Samantha, daughter of Julia Crossland of Woodhall Spa, was given away by her mother and wore a 1950s-style ivory Nottingham lace gown with a latte satin under dress.

She had a diamante head-dress with face veil and carried a bouquet of cornflowers, sweet williams, roses and gypsophila, tied with blue ribbon.

Bridesmaids were Sarah Allen, Emma Benson, Helen Gibbons, Elspeth Ashley-Dale, Amanda Barks and Stephanie Eymor-Lacey, all friends of the bride. They wore 1950s-style blue multi-floral dresses and carried similar bouquets to the bride.

Sam, son of Margaret Saunders and the late James Saunders of Wragby, was supported by best man Andrew Sheard and ushers Daniel Skayman and Robert Needham.

The reception was held at Scopwick Village Hall, followed by a short honeymoon in the Lake District before a trip to Malaysia and Indonesia.

The couple will be living in Lincoln.

Samantha was educated at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Alford before moving to Nottingham University. She is a staff nurse at St Barnabas Hospice.

Sam was educated at Wragby Primary School, Banovallum Secondary School in Horncastle, Riseholme College and Drum Tech in London. Interested in playing drums from an early age, he has played with various local bands and is currently with Elayne and the Telling Tales.

A raffle was held at the reception, which raised £218 to be divided between Cancer Research and St Barnabas Hospice.