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Courageous couple from Staffordshire trekked Gummers How to Lake District for a wedding

A BRAVE couple climbed a hill in their wedding outfits on their “dream” wedding day in the lakes.

Rachel Bramwell, beautician, and Jason Key, team leader for Kier freeways, said “yes” at The Swan hotel in Newby Bridge on July 9th.

The couple, who live in Staffordshire, first met at their local pub and became good friends after both attending the V Festival.

Ms. Key described her husband as “funny and caring” and someone who “would do anything for me and our daughters”.

And Mr. Key said his wife was a “brilliant mom” who organized the house and day trips for the family.

The couple got engaged on the beach in the Dominican Republic after two years of dating.

The Keys had originally planned to get married in Mexico, however, their plans were dashed after the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook travel agents and the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Instead, the loving couple decided to tie the knot at the Swan Hotel in Newby Bridge in front of 11 guests.

They said: “Covid was a nightmare for us. Fortunately, with only a few guests, we didn’t have to contact a lot of people to rearrange, but had to change the dates of the wedding items we had purchased for our special day like dressing dresses, cufflinks etc which was longer and very stressful.

“We also lost our original photographer and hairstylist, but the replacements were absolutely brilliant and we couldn’t be happier with the end result.

“We also had to cancel our reception because we had 150 guests, which the Covid restrictions did not allow, so we booked the reception for July 9, 2022 on our anniversary. ”

Ms Key said the relief of getting married after months of reorganizing dates and canceling plans was “immense.”

She said: “The day couldn’t have been more perfect – the weather was wonderful.

“The morning went well and I was not late! The relief to be able to get married after all we had been through was immense.

“Since there were only a few people there, we hiked Gummers How – a fair hike – which the photographer recommended and it was absolutely beautiful.

“We ended up being an hour late for our wedding breakfast, but that didn’t bother the hotel as there were only 11 of us.

“The food was amazing – all of our favorite things, but just being and sharing the day with our loved ones in such a picturesque place and setting was perfect.”

For their honeymoon, the couple had planned to vacation in Mexico, but instead opted for a spa day in Low Wood Bay.

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