On 21st November 2015, Jess and Ollie had a beautiful, meaningful and personal wedding. A day where two people who loved each other just wanted to commit to one another.
Arranged in just a few short months by Michelle because the only thing Jess and Ollie wanted was to be married as quickly as possible, while they could.
A few months earlier Ollie had devastatingly been diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive form of cancer, which tragically was also now terminal. He underwent treatment, which was put on hold temporarily to allow him to be as healthy as possible for their day. They had only their very close family there for the big day and it was a real honour to be asked to provide their flowers. If ever there was a wedding that was to be special, this was it!
Tragically Ollie passed away in July this year.
I wanted to feature their beautiful day, not only to share the lovely images by Mark Newton but also because Jess has decided to run the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge to raise money for Cancer Research and I hoped that maybe, in a tiny way, I could help to boost her fundraising. That is one tough challenge to undertake and the least I could do is feature their lovely day on the Journal.
So PLEASE spend 5 minutes enjoying their day, then head over to the Just Giving page Ollie's Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge and donate whatever you can. I know it will resonate with many people for different reasons and let's face it, it could so easily be any one of us ...
Jessica and Oliver Collinge - November 2015
The eagle eyed among you will have noticed their wedding was a year ago today but I can't even wish them congratulations on their first anniversary.
I cannot imagine what Jess is going thorough and has gone through since they received the diagnosis, she is one very tough lady and she is determined to make a difference by running the challenge, so as I say, PLEASE head over to the Just Giving page and donate whatever you can, thank you.
Photography Mark Newton Wedding Photography
Florals by me!
Dress Eve and Ellis Ripponden
Wedding Planner Taylored Elegance
Church St Michael's Church in Mytholmroyd
Drinks at Oliver's local The Hinchliffe Arms
Venue Holdsworth House