Lizzie Crane & Joe Patient’s Wedding

Lizzy and Joe met at a local pub, through mutual friends; the proposal took place in New York…

“We went to see the ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S fountain’ as that’s my favourite show,”reminisced Lizzie. “Whilst we were there Joe got down on one knee, pulled out this beautiful ring and asked me to marry him. It was the most perfect proposal!

Here, Lizzie tells us more about her special day…


What was the weather like on the day of your wedding?


It looked a bit touch and go in the morning, but we had fabulous weather all day.

We were very lucky as the day before and the day after it rained all day long. But on our day the weather was lovely and we managed to get married outside and enjoy our pictures and our reception drinks in the sunshine.

What was the ceremony time and where was it held?

3pm and we got married in the outside area of Channels.

Where was the reception?

Channels, the Essex Barn.

What was the main reason you picked the venue?

We had both decided we wanted a venue with a barn.

It was important for me to have somewhere where myself and the bridesmaids could get ready in the morning and also somewhere where lots of our family and friends could stay.

Once we saw Channels we didn’t need to see any other venue, it was perfect.

What were the moments that you remember most?

Getting our hair and makeup done with all the bridesmaids and close family at TC2 Hairstylists.

Seeing Joe as I was walking up the aisle.

Roaring with laughter throughout the speeches.

Our first dance – the Boyce Avenue cover of the F.R.I.E.N.D.S theme tune.

Having the best time with all my favourite people in the world.

Do you have any advice for future brides?

Enjoy every minute of the planning process; don’t wish it away as I had so much fun planning the Wedding.

Enjoy every second of your day from the second you wake up as it’s the most magical day of your life.

Where did you go on your honeymoon?

We went to the Maldives for 2 weeks, it was paradise.


Lizzie Crane & Joe Patient’s Contacts Book:

  • Photographer | SE Photography |
  • Venue | Channels Golf Club |
  • Dress | Bellissima |
  • Hair & Make-up | TC2 Hair Stylists |
  • Tiara | Bellissima |
  • Bridemaid’s Dresses | ASOS |
  • Menswear | Anthony Formal Wear |
  • Wedding Rings | Mitchells Jewellers |
  • Cake | M&S |
  • Flowers | Talking Flowers |
  • Invitations | STN Stationary |