Lauren told me that her dream proposal was a Tiffany ring on a horse drawn carriage in New York Central Park in the snow. I took her to New York for her 30th Birthday.
The day before her birthday we ended up going on the horse drawn carriage around Central Park but I didn’t think it was right, the smell of horse and the carriage driver didn’t really do it for me, I couldn’t do it. After that we then had a walk around and I spotted the little row boats out on the Lake, so we got one of those.
“While she was distracted I got the ring out and got down on one knee in the boat, trying ever so hard not to rock the boat and capsize us!”
I rowed us out into the middle of the Lake and said I was going to get my camera out and take some pictures, I got the camera out of my bag and gave it to her and asked her to take some pictures while I put the case etc back in the bag. While she was distracted I got the ring out and got down on one knee in the boat, trying ever so hard not to rock the boat and capsize us, I said ‘Lauren, I know its not on the horse drawn carriage and its not snowing but will you marry?’ of course she said yes, after that we went to the boat house, got a bottle of champagne and called the parents.
“We went to look at the Inn at Whitewell as our first stop and instantly both fell in love with it”
Being a keen cyclist I have spent a lot of time riding around the Trough of Bowland and always loved the Inn at Whitewell. having seen several weddings there over the years while out and about I’ve always thought to myself that I’d like to get married there.
When we started planning our wedding we had a list of venues to check out and both liked the Inn at Whitewell so put that as our first venue to view. We went to look at the Inn at Whitewell as our first stop and instantly both fell in love with it, the venue, the setting, the food, everything was perfect, and just like that the venue was decided.
“Above all else we just want to have lots of laughter and fun at our wedding.”
Why did you decide to book Sam & how did you find him?
We both love magic and the idea of of an Inn at Whitewell magician sounded like a lot of fun! Sam also came highly recommended to us by our photographer, James Jebson.
It’s been incredible to be part of Lauren & Dave’s wedding journey at the Inn at Whitewell. Not only was I the Inn at Whitewell magician but I also MC’d / hosted their speeches and had the real honour of announcing Lauren & David into the wedding breakfast as the new Mr & Mrs Bainbridge!
I’m so happy for such a wonderful couple and wish them all the very best for the future.