IN a new feature we will be dipping into the wedding albums of St Helens couples who have tied the knot and finding out more about the happiest day of their life.

Here is the wedding story for Rachel and Liam Perkins.

Ages: Rachel 31, Liam 29

The area of the town you live: Parr

When and how you met:

Rachel: Eight years ago... I was working at Knowsley Safari Park and had a bar job whilst saving to move into a house.

I saw Liam walk through the door and smiled at him all night until he came over and used the cheesy line: how cute are you? We exchanged numbers and that was it we were inseparable.

Liam: I went on an impromptu night out in St Helens with the lads and noticed the barmaid giving me the cutest smile from behind the bar so I had to go over and ask for her number with my drink.

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What you thought of each other when you first met:

Rachel: I thought he looked like Enrique Iglesias - I’ve been a mega fan for years so I couldn’t stop looking at him!

Liam: I thought she was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

Where and when you got engaged

Rachel: We got engaged after six years together and Liam took the ring on holiday with us to Kavos.

He tried for an entire week but kept getting nervous! He finally asked on the last night on our balcony with Enrique Iglesias hero playing.

He set up the camera and recorded the proposal, it was perfect.

Date and location of the wedding and reception

18/04/2019 at the Everglades Park hotel in Widnes

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How would you describe your wedding?

Perfect! We had our dogs at the wedding too which made it even more special.

How many guests did you have?

50 day guests and 140 evening

What did your guests eat?

Starter- butternut squash and red pepper soup, main - pork dinner, dessert white chocolate and raspberry mousse.

What are your favourite memories of the day?

Rachel: it was just the best day of my life I didn’t stop smiling all day being surrounded by everyone that I love and marrying my best friend was just amazing.

Liam: our first dance to.... hero.

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Did you go on a honeymoon? If so where?

We went to Mexico for two weeks then straight to Poland where we watched Enrique Iglesias I won a competition and finally met him!

Please tell us a little bit about the things you have in common/why you love each other and why you wanted to get married

We couldn’t be more opposite! But we would be lost without each other! Liam has the kindest heart and loves me unconditionally.

I wanted to get married so that we could start our life together as husband and wife.

Liam: we both love animals which is a good job because Rachel always brings strays home from the vets she now works at.

I’d never really thought about marriage until meeting Rachel then I knew that I loved her and didn’t want to be with anyone else.

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What was the name of your photographer? Jen Ennis- Photojenic Photography

Would you like to tell us about your wedding?

If you're a St Helens couple who got married in 2019 we would love to hear from you.

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