Here come the brides as local law firm says 'I do'

When five brides-to-be from a local law firm had to postpone their 2020 weddings due to the pandemic, their employers decided to do something about it.
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On Wednesday last week, Alexander Grace Law said ‘I do” to a company-wide Wedding Day celebration for three of its Hapton staff, Jasmine, Danielle, Kerry and their Flyde Coast teammates, Laura and Jessica to lift their spirits.

The celebrations ran across the solicitors’ three offices in Hapton, Blackpool and Lytham and teams dressed up in their finery for the occasion.

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Jasmine Baker was due to marry her partner Nicky on September 4th.

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Danielle and Peter

She said: "We were devastated when we had to cancel, as back in March we honestly thought that by September everything would be okay.

"What Alexander Grace Law have done for us is amazing! It really lifted the spirits around the office and got everyone smiling."

Jasmine and Nicky have rebooked their wedding for May 21st next year.

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Donnamarie Sturrock, co-founder of Alexander Grace Law, said: “2020 keeps throwing curve balls at us all and we really felt sad for our five brides-to-be who had no choice but to postpone their big day.

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Jasmine and Nicky

“I personally wanted to do something because as the boss of over 100 female staff, I felt we needed to give the brides something to look forward to until their actual weddings next year. So, we decided on a Big Alexander Grace Wedding – socially distanced of course!”

The day started out with a speech and a song from Michael Quigley, of Kataholos, followed by a prayer from Chartered Legal Executive Kate Kendall.

The conveyancing and private matters solicitors provided wedding cakes, bridal bouquets, cupcakes, fizz and favours to its 110 strong team and at lunchtime, everyone was invited to join a virtual ceremony featuring videos from the mothers and fathers of the brides (actually the office managers) as well as family, friends and colleagues.

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In the afternoon, each bride and their colleagues stepped outside for the traditional bouquet throwing.


Every person participating was asked to donate £5 to the Boot out Breast Cancer, of which Alexander Grace Law’s Lytham receptionist Debbie Dowie is co-founder and for every pound donated the company matched it. The total was £1300.