Terminally ill patients can now get married at a special bespoke venue after the company obtains its own marriage license.
Leek Weddings was launched in April by Emma Wisely, who was able to treat couples to their special day.
Now Emma has found a space that she has turned into a wedding hall, in addition to getting a marriage license.
The latest news from StokeonTrentLive
StokeonTrentLive previously reported how the caring mother of four helped terminally ill Ann Ruddock marry Keith Pearce at their Blurton home in October.
A social media appeal by the Douglas Macmillan Hospice allowed Leek Weddings to arrange the wedding in just 48 hours.
Ann, 56, who was diagnosed with brain and lung cancer, sadly died eight days after the couple’s special day.
Emma now hopes to help even more people after transforming the premises of Leek’s Town Yard Industrial Estate into an impressive wedding venue.
The 38-year-old said: âI have always done charitable work.
âA lady came to me who had a bridal shop and she had headbands that she didn’t want. It made me think it would be amazing if we could create something for people who are short on time.â
Emma now takes referrals from Blurton-based Dougie Mac and Stafford’s Katharine House Hospice.
Leek Weddings offers hairstyles, makeup, nails, photography, videography, flowers, dresses, costumes, bridesmaids dresses, dress and venue, balloons, catering, cakes and transport.
The dress or costume will then be sent to a company who will create a keepsake bear or pillow.
Emma just got a marriage license to marry people there so they don’t have to travel.
The company also attends bedside ceremonies where patients are bedridden to help them still have the magical wedding.
Emma has been running a catering and baking business for 14 years, but dreamed of becoming a wedding business.
She said: âIt’s something I’ve always wanted to do.
âIt’s really personal and we want to make sure everything is perfect and exactly the way they want it, even if it’s rushed and last minute. Some have a few weeks or a few months.
âAnn and Keith’s wedding went quickly.
âIt all falls into place pretty quickly and I have a good network in that regard. It’s nice to be involved in their special day.â
Learn more about leek marriages here.
Want to make sure you never miss Stoke-on-Trent’s most important headlines on a daily basis?
If you have an email address then you are sorted.
All you need to do is sign up for our daily email alerts, and you’ll receive them straight to your inbox.
What are they?
Our newsletters are sent in the morning, afternoon and evening. They’re a compendium of all of the day’s most important local headlines in an easy-to-read format. We’ll also send you late-breaking news alerts, so you get the news when it happens.
What do I have to do?
Just follow this link and click on the newsletters you want to receive. And it’s not just the main informational email – there’s the Stoke City and Port Vale newsletters, our weekly Way We Were nostalgia email and many more that might interest you.
Am I stuck with this once I sign up?
We know how irritating it is when your inbox is filled with emails you don’t want. If you decide that you no longer wish to receive the newsletters, simply click on the unsubscribe box and you will no longer receive them. But you can always re-register whenever you want.
Will it cost me anything?
No, the newsletters are absolutely free. It will only cost you the time to enter your email address and choose the newsletters you want to receive.
Can I try it out before registering?
Certainly. Click on this link and you will see what to expect.
So how do I register? Just click here and you are good to go.