WEDDING guests flocked to Chester Town Hall for the first civil ceremony following a £2m refurbishment.
Kate Rennard and David O’Connor, of Curzon Park, tied the knot in the council chamber on Monday, August 2, followed by a wedding breakfast and party at Telford’s Warehouse.
Kate said: “It is a beautiful venue, which looks stunning since the refurbishment.”
Copywriter Kate and radio producer David were attended by their five children from previous relationships.
Kate added: “The day was so much more than we ever imagined. It felt very grand and the children were so excited.”
Kate walked up the aisle to the traditional wedding march with a twist.
She said: “The doors opened to Mendelssohn’s Wedding March. When I got to the aisle, David had scratched it to turn into Paolo Nutini’s Pencil Full of Lead. Everyone laughed, which made it so relaxed.”
Kate wore a dress from Boda Bridal, on Watergate Row, and Sue Foster officiated at the ceremony.
The couple honeymooned at Disneyland Paris with their children.
The Town Hall reopened in June this year after two years of repairs on the roof and stonework, installation of a lift and toilets and refurbishment of the visitor centre.
Phase two of the work later this year will involve refurbishment of the council chamber, the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress’s parlours and the Assembly Rooms.
For more information about weddings at the Town Hall contact Linda Clements on 01244 402350.