Married lives start with sand and butterflies

REBECCA Simpson and Adam Essery began their married lives together yesterday with a Valentine’s Day wedding ceremony at Tamworth Jockey Club.

The outdoor wedding had a country theme with the bride walking down the aisle to Rascal Flatts’ Bless The Broken Road and the couple signing the marriage certificate to the sounds of Sugarland’s Tonight.

The couple were joined in marriage by Carrie Frith and special moments in the celebrations included a sand ceremony where Mr Essery’s daughter, Elisha, and the couple poured individual containers of coloured sand, combined in one container, symbolising the blended family.

After the ceremony they released butterflies to symbolise the love of the union.

The bride was attended by matron of honour, her sister Melissa Smith, and bridesmaid Michelle Doyle and the groom was assisted by his brother and best man Craig Essery and the bride’s brother Adrian Simpson. Mr Essery’s daughter, Elisha, was the flower girl.

Jars of flowers lined the aisle at the intimate wedding, with the couple surrounded by their closest family and friends.

The Valentine’s Day wedding was the first ceremony to be held at the refurbished Tamworth Jockey Club.

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