Asquith- Michaels

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The wedding of Lucy Joan Asquith and Mario Michaels took place in Cheshire and Greater Manchester, with both Church of England and Greek Orthodox ceremonies.

The bride, who teaches drama at All Hallows’ Catholic College in Macclesfield, is the second daughter of Ed and Carol Asquith, of Scarborough, and the bridegroom is the youngest son of Michael and Chrisoulla Michaels, of Warwick.

The bride, a former student of Lisvane and Scarborough College, has worked at the Skipton Building Society in Scarborough, and the Raven Hall Hotel, Ravenscar. She has a BA Hons in Drama and postgraduate certificate in education from Manchester Metropolitan University.

She wore a full-length ivory lace fishtail dress with a train, designed by Ronald Joyce and carried a bouquet of white peonies and ivory roses.

The groom, a recruitment consultant, graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA (Hons) Sports Coaching and development and a postgraduate further education certificate in PE. A service at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Higher Broughton was followed by a Church of England blessing at Sandhole, near Congleton, where the reception took place.

Many guests travelled from Cyprus.

The matrons of honour were the bride’s sister Rebecca Gowing, and the bride’s sister-in-law Andrea Michaels.

The bridesmaids were the bride’s younger sister Alexandra, and the the groom’s sister Vicky. They wore Grecian-style dresses in plum and lilac.

The pageboy was Arthur Gowing, the bride’s nephew, and flowergirls were Florence Bell and Georgiana Zannetou nieces of the couple.The best man was the groom’s brother George, and the ushers were Gavin Philips, Mario Georgiou and Tom Gowing.

The couple, of Bramhall, Cheshire, honeymooned at Gleneagles and enjoyed a summer tour of Sri Lanka and the Maldives.