Nicola and Stephen were married in St Johns Church Whittle-le-Woods and celebrated at Bartle Hall in Preston. The day was simply perfect, it was a lovely intimate day. Nicola and Stephen were the perfect couple they simply lit up when they were together. They were so obviously best friends, it was a beautiful thing to witness. Their Wedding Day had all the elements of a perfect fairy tale but sadly the reality of real life hit all too soon.
It is with a very heavy and sad heart that I write this post. Several weeks after their wedding Stephen collapsed and died very suddenly. It was unexpected and a shock to all those who knew him, especially his beautiful bride Nicola. I can not begin to imagine what she must be going through. Words don’t seem enough to express the sadness felt by Stephen’s loss. Stephen was a true gentleman and I feel honoured to have known him, if only for a short time. I am so very sorry for Nicola’s terrible loss, a pure tragedy. My thoughts are with Nicola and all her family at this very sad time. I wish Nicola peace, to bring her comfort, courage, to face the days ahead and lots of treasured loving memories that will live in her heart for a lifetime.
RIP Stephen Connor. Gone but not forgotten.
With the families approval, here are a selection of photographs from their wedding day.