On 31st August 2019 at 2pm Iona Kobbekaduwe married Nick Wyatt in an outdoor ceremony followed by a Tipi reception at Well-i-Hole Farm, Greenfield.

Tim Simpson, an Uppermill based award-winning photographer, captured the day perfectly.


Nick proposed to Iona in New York in 2018 and they began planning right away. They knew they wanted to take advantage of the amazing views in Saddleworth where Iona has lived all of her life, and also to give the day a personal touch. The couple live just minutes from Well-i-Hole Farm which provided the stunning backdrop and a Tipi was the perfect choice, provided by Timber & Canvas of Manchester



Iona chose her dress for its dramatic design which is typical of the designer, Eva Lendel and purchased from Love Bridal in London. What can we say simply WOW……


Nick wore Prince of Wales lounge suit purchased from our Warrington store.


Iona arrived in a beautiful horse and carriage provided by Horse Drawn Occassions and she travelled from her parents’ home in Dobcross to the venue with her father and 3 bridesmaids.


The ceremony was held in a stretch tent provided by White Rose Tents and was expertly led by Cate Baines, a celebrant from the Ceremony Company and was accompanied by String Quartet, Didsbury based, Grazia Strings. The rings were delivered by the ring bearer, the couple’s dog, Bertie who arrived in style in his Mercedes 4×4 to deliver the stunning rings supplied by Alexander Jewellers in Royton.


Lets see some beautiful couple photographs ………..

A few more mentions of people who helped create such an amazing wedding for this wonderful couple.

Nick and Iona worked closely with Beth of Pink Pigeon, based in the Cake Kitchen, Uppermill, to design a show stopping 4 tier deconstructed cake including raspberry and white chocolate, lemon, Victoria sponge and chocolate layers.

They wanted to accentuate the natural beauty of the views so decided on a natural theme of green and white foliage. All of the flowers were designed by Kirsty at Harpers Floral Artistry, who worked closely with the couple to deliver a dramatic flower arch for the ceremony and flower hoop above the bar in the entry to the Tipi.

The couple wanted to ensure their guests were well fed, a 3 course wedding breakfast was served by Baba Ganoush catering of York chosen for their generous portions, attention to detail and excellent locally sourced dishes. Stonebakers of Wigan served pizzas for the evening guests. There was unlimited free drinks available and the bar was staffed by three fantastic local barmen and women with Donkeystone Brewery in Greenfield providing their superb Cotton Clouds pale ale.

Magician, Christopher Hurst, wowed guests with magic and mind reading during the reception and dinner and the guests danced the night away with evening entertainment provided by DJ, Paul McGuire, of Wedding Jam. The day was captured by artist, Stuart Barkley, who created a stunning hand painted canvas.

Massive Congratulations again from us here at Groom Warrington – who doesn’t love a confetti shot.

On to the next chapter


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