Hey couz... So glad to be a part of this lovely day and so proud of you for finding the one. Wish you many more blessed and wonderful years ahead with Luke. We will be there to hear the crazy and wonderful stories that come along. Love you lots and all the best xxx Charlotte
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Swan Bank Church
Swan Bank is located in the centre of Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. There is public parking available around the town centre, with a council car park situated at the rear of the church.
Abbeywood Estate is in the Delamere area of Cheshire, located just off the A49 near Winsford and Northwich. It is approximately 45 minute drive from Burslem.
A Premier Inn Hotel located 3 miles from Abbeywood
A Premier Inn located on the outskirts of Chester approximately 10 miles from Abbeywood.
This Bed and Breakfast has exceptional reviews and is located 2 miles from Abbeywood.
This bed and breakfast is located 2.5 miles from Abbeywood.
This bed and breakfast is located 3.5 miles from Abbeywood.
Maid of Honour
We both feel blessed to have the families that we have.
We have both been welcomed into each other's family whole-heartedly. They have been very supportive throughout our relationship and the journey we are on.
Please take a look at the photos of these wonderful people.
It was a beautiful day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and Ree was looking as radiant as ever. I had to go for it. I encouraged Ree to come for a walk at the local nature reserve. My heart was thumping. As we ventured further around the lake, I took the moment. Down on one knee and asked those famous words. After some crazy screaming and a run around, Ree finally accepted and said yes! Result! The happiest moment of my life.
I had the worst cold imaginable! I felt terrible that morning. I was wearing several layers and my wooly hat in the middle of July! Luke had the craziest idea that a walk down to the nature reserve might lift my spirits, even though I felt like curling up on the sofa under a blanket. As we made our way around the lake I noticed a change in his demeanour, seemingly distracted. The penny finally started to drop! This was it! He dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him! My heart went crazy and my mind went blank. I managed to compose myself and control my squeals. The ring is beautiful and of course i just had to say yes!
The last two years have been a whirlwind of love, laughter and adventure since we met in July 2014.
Our first date was set up in unusual circumstances through a rather dubious connection, but as soon as we met after some initial nerves, we have not stopped smiling ever since.
The relationship has blossomed with Ree enduring Luke's ambitious cooking and Luke struggling to attempt her home language of Ndebele.
Through a shared sense of humour which can only be described as unique, we have shared laughs on our adventures and are keen for this to contiunue as we spend the rest of our lives together.
Our wedding will be a great chance to celebrate this event with our friends and family. See you there!
A gentle, kind, sensitive and caring man. My best friend, my better half and my confidant.
A man whose love for me is ever so bountiful. I might have met him in one of the oddest ways, but God's ways are not odd. I have been highly favoured and can't wait to begin another chapter with him.
The beautiful bride to be!
This wonderful lady waltzed into Luke's life, spun him round, turned him upside down and changed his life forever.
She makes Luke the happiest guy in the world.
Thank you to those who have Sent an RSVP by email or by post. We look forward to seeing on the big day.
Save the date cards will be sent shortly. Put that date in your diary.
Ree Mkwena and Luke Smith launch their personal wedsite at lukeandree.wedsite.com
Welcome to our wedsite! We created this space as a special way for friends and family to participate and celebrate with us - anytime, from anywhere. We hope you enjoy browsing these pages for photos and stories about us and our future plans. And while you are here, please sign our guestbook!
As you can see we have been busy posing for photos. A big thank you to Will and Zoe for their patience whilst we were busy being silly.