A farming couple had a countryside and rustic theme to their wedding.

Jenna Hickson, 31, area sales manager of Agricultural Central Trading, and John Dixon, 38, farmer, of Lessonhall, Wigton, met on a night out in Carlisle on the May bank holiday in 2017. John proposed at the bride’s family home while checking the stock.

The couple were married at St Cuthbert’s Church, Nether Denton. Jenna wore a strapless, lace dress with beading and a veil borrowed from her sister-in-law, Rebecca Dixon, the best man’s wife. Her hair was done by Hazel and Sarah from L & E Capelli, Carlisle, and she wore real flowers in her hair which were supplied by Wild with Love. Bridal make-up was done by Alice Armstrong.

Richard Dixon was best man and ushers were Robert Hickson, Peter Storr, Ted Telford, William Harrison, Paul Sharp and John Hodgson. Ashley Storr and Thomas Dixon were pageboys. Emma Rust was maid of honour and Alison Dixon, and Becky Holliday were bridesmaids. Emily Storr was junior bridesmaid and Anna and Laura Telford and Eva Rust were flower girls.

The bride and her attendants carried bouquets of blue Hydrangeas, Lisianthus, roses and eucalyptus by Wild with Love.

Transport was in family Range Rovers, provided by the bride’s dad and brother, and a horse, Jethro, and cart supplied by family friend Tommy Rome. Jenna’s uncle John helped transport the horse and cart.

A reception for 140 people was held at Greenhill Hotel, Wigton with a further 80 guests joining for an evening reception. Guests received favours of home-made rhubarb gin and home-made chocolate chip cookies made by the groom’s sisters Joanne Telford and Julie Storr.

Table names followed the countryside theme and were sheep breeds.

The groom’s mother, Christine Dixon, made the wedding cake with a cake topper by Artlocke Designs.

The couple danced their first dance to Brett Young’s “In case you didn’t know”. The second song was Take That’s “Greatest Day” when the whole wedding party joined them on the dancefloor.

Cherry Crumble Band provided the evening entertainment.

The couple spent their honeymoon at Loch Lomond, their planned trip to New York having to be postponed but they hope to go there next year.

The bride is the daughter of Shelagh and Edwin Hickson, of Homilton Farm, Capheaton, Hexham, and the groom is the son of Christine and Johnny Dixon of Lessonhall, Wigton.

The wedding day was captured in beautiful photos by Jill at Harrington’s and the video was done by ProCam.