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Michael and Claire Barnes who married at Tiffany's Hotel in Blackpool.
Michael and Claire Barnes who married at Tiffany's Hotel in Blackpool.
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Marton couple Michael Barnes and Claire Green tied the knot at Tiffany’s Hotel in Blackpool – and just as they did, the RAF Red Arrows flew overhead.


Marton couple Michael Barnes and Claire Green tied the knot at Tiffany’s Hotel in Blackpool – and just as they did, the RAF Red Arrows flew overhead.
The couple were surrounded by their family and friends for their wedding day on August 12, which happened to coincide with Blackpool Air Show.
They met at work in 2014 when they literally bumped into each other and Claire dropped all her paperwork on the floor.

Michael and Claire Barnes who married at Tiffany's Hotel in Blackpool

Michael and Claire Barnes who married at Tiffany's Hotel in Blackpool


But despite that unfortunate first meeting they soon became friends. Their relationship blossomed and on Christmas Day 2015, Michael, from Fleetwood, proposed on one knee and their wedding plans began.
One of their favourite aspects of the day was when their two border collies were taken to the rock gardens on Blackpool promenade to join them for photographs.
Claire, 34, who is a hotel duty manager and is originally from Keighley in Yorkshire, said: “A lady from Walkies Dog Services brought the dogs to have their photos taken with us.
“Then we had some more taken on the beach and North Pier.”


They travelled to the venue in a Second World War Willy’s Jeep, complete with the driver Ian Wray wearing wartime attire. A bus from Blackpool Transport was also hired.
At the reception the happy couple enjoyed their first dance to Shania Twain’s From This Moment.
Claire said: “We would like to say a special thank you to everyone who made our day special and all family and friends who travelled from Yorkshire.
“It was the best day ever and I will remember it forever. I finally got my happy ever after.”
Michael, 29, and a construction and demolition worker, added: “Claire looked beautiful and the cheesecake was delicious!
“And I finally have my gorgeous queen.”

Those who made the day special:

Bride’s parents: Kevin Green and the late Susan Green
Groom’s parents: Tony and Janet Barnes
Date and venue: August 12, Tiffany‘s Blackpool
Best man: Michael Hardy
Groomsman: Frankie Mullholland
Pageboy: James Hirst

Michael and Claire Barnes, who married at Tiffany's Hotel in Blackpool

Michael and Claire Barnes, who married at Tiffany's Hotel in Blackpool

Bridesmaid: Alicia Hirst
Flowergirls: Jennifer Hirst, Amy Hanson and Darcey Holmes
Car: Ian Wray, owner of the Dance Place, Blackpool
Bus: Blackpool Transport
Brides dress: Dan Kerr
Cake: A Cake for You, Blackpool
Photos: Mr and Mrs K Photography