Wedding: Hunter–McLoughlin

Wedding of Claire Anne McLoughlin and Ross Hunter.
Wedding of Claire Anne McLoughlin and Ross Hunter.

Family history and traditions were honoured during the wedding of a Birstall bride.

Claire Anne McLoughlin was married to Ross Hunter at Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

The bride, a customer services adviser, met her husband-to-be in Coventry while studying was at university.

Her paternal grandparents had also met in Coventry during the Second World War.

Given away by her father, the bride wore a Mori Lee strapless sweetheart neckline A-line gown of Alencon lace with applique on the waist line and a small train.

The bride wore something old in the form of her great-grandmother’s pearls, which were also worn by the bride’s grandmother on her wedding day. She also had a handkerchief from her paternal aunt with the initial ‘C’ on it.

Her bouquet had the personal touch, with white and lilac roses, hydrangea, gypsophila, thistles and freesia to honour the Yorkshire and Scottish roots within the family.

There was also a table with photographs of weddings of aunts and uncles, grandparents and great grandparents from both families.

Louise McLoughlin, the bride’s sister, was bridesmaid.

The best man was the groom’s brother, Craig Hunter, and Michael Baynham was usher.

The flower girls were 18-month-old Lydia-Mae Woodhead, the goddaughter of the bride, and two-year-old Ruby Knight.

The bridegroom, an inventory controller, is from the Bedworth area of north Warwickshire. He is the son of Joseph and Lesley Hunter.

The bride is the daughter of Gerald and Susan McLoughlin.

A honeymoon in Morocco will follow for the couple, who live in Coventry.

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